This scholarship was created in memory of Matthew “Matt” Nerney of Bedford, MA. Matt was a lifelong resident of Bedford and a 1996 graduate of Bedford High School. After high school, Matt went on to Westfield State College. He graduated in 2001 with a degree in Communications.
Following his college graduation Matt began a career in sales and marketing while at the same time pursuing his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Through his hard work and efforts Matt became a top producing sales representative in his respective industries. He also became an award winning film producer. This is a testament of how dreams can come true.
Matt was known in the community for his generosity, sense of humor, and his dedication to his friends and family. He always put others before himself. Matt was truly a friend to all.
In establishing this scholarship, Matt’s colleagues, friends, and family wish to recognize the dedication to continued education and community service of a graduating Bedford High School student.
Applicants to the Matt Nerney Memorial Scholarship Fund must:
Be a graduating senior from Bedford High School.
Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Demonstrate leadership/achievement in student activities (academic and/or athletic) and/or community service.
Demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher learning, which may be a 2-year or 4-year College or vocational school.
Provide two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach, or supervisor.
Provide a personal statement/essay of 600 words or less addressing: Why attending an institution of higher learning is important to you? And, who do you consider a role model and why?
Award amount: minimum of $1000
Award date: May 2019 TBD-- CSF Awards ceremony at Bedford Glen Hotel.
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