Application Deadline

Completed applications (consisting of a high school transcript to date, an essay and three recommendations) can be submitted as early as February 15th but no later than midnight April 15.

Applications must be submitted digitally; physical submissions will not be accepted.


Eligibility

At present, Mary and William Tighe Scholarship awards are limited to METCO students who are graduating seniors at Lexington High School and participate in Varsity sports. Students receiving full scholarships (either academic or athletic) are not eligible to receive Fund awards.

Candidate Profile

Successful Mary and William Tighe Scholarship applicants will embody the three important leadership values of Community, Scholarship and Teamwork and be able to clearly articulate their experience in these areas.

A complete scholarship application will consist of the applicant's high school transcript to date, three recommendations and an essay (see below). Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Essay Requirements

Following is the outline which should be utilized to create the essay portion of the application. The essay is the most critical component of the application as it will provide prospective applicants with the opportunity to articulate their personal experiences with community development, scholarship and teamwork :

I. Introduction: (Applicants should use this section to describe themselves) (Up to 100 words)

II. Community Development: In this section, applicants should describe their involvement and contribution to their community (i.e. family, school, church, volunteerism, Boy/Girl Scouts, etc.) (Up to 166 words)

III. Scholarship: In this section, applicants should address their high school academic experience (i.e. challenges, successes, passions, etc.) (Up to 166 words)

IV. Teamwork: In this section, applicants should discuss their Varsity sports experiences (i.e. challenges, successes, passions, etc.) (Up to 166 words)

Recommendation Requirements

Applicants must obtain recommendations from three separate individuals with firsthand knowledge of the applicant's achievements relative to community development, scholarship and teamwork. Each recommendation should be less than 200 words.

   Oct. 2009 - First Bill and Mary Tighe Scholarships presented
   Dec. 2008 - Application Deadline