Edwin O. Smith Foundation Scholarships
Each year The Foundation awards approximately $11,000 in scholarship monies to college bound seniors which are presented at Senior Awards night. This is a special evening for E. O. Smith families and friends of the graduates who are the honorees. The Edwin O. Smith Foundation is proud to be the sponsor of seven of the scholarships and awards that are presented at that time. The Foundation also sponsors the Edwin O. Smith Award given at graduation. The Foundation has received enough funding since its inception in 2006 to endow two of the scholarships, and is also responsible for other named monetary gifts that are distributed to students.
- The Fran Archambault Scholarship - Awarded to an E.O. Smith High School senior who is planning on attending a 4 year college, was a varsity athlete, and a solid record of academic excellence. Financial need will also be a consideration in selecting the recipient of the award.
- Edwin O. Smith Foundation Scholarships - Each year the Edwin O. Smith Foundation awards two scholarships will be awarded to students planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college.
- Veteran's of Foreign Scholarship - Awarded to an E.O. Smith High School senior who is planning on attending a 2 or 4 year college, demonstrates outstanding citizenship and good character, has an excellent record of community service, and solid record of academic achievement.
- Jack Cohen Science Prize - Established in the name of retired E.O. Smith science teacher, Jack Cohen, this award is given to a candidate exhibiting excellence and scholarship in the sciences with an interest in pursuing a career in the sciences. Financial need will also be a consideration in selecting the recipient of the award (s).
- James W. Allard Scholarship Award - Established in the memory James Allard, a teacher for 35 years at E.O. Smith, this scholarship will be awarded to an E..O Smith senior to pursue a four-year college career in education, business, or law. Consideration will be given to a student who has demonstrated successful academic performance with at least a B average, be actively involved in the E.O. Smith community through participation in and/or leadership of any of the following: school-sponsored clubs or organizations, E.O. Smith sports teams, student government, or other extracurricular school activities.
- Herbert James Segar Scholarship Fund - The family of Herbert James Segar has created a scholarship fund in the name of their father, former Chairman of the Board of Education in the town of Mansfield for many years, Mr. Segar was instrumental in the building of the Mansfield Middle School and was a Vice President at Electro Motive Manufacturing Company in Willimantic. The candidate should be committed to pursuing a course of studies in engineering, have achieved academic excellence, and demonstrate good character and citizenship. Financial need will also be a consideration.
- Bill O'Keefe Athletic Scholarship - Along with the support of friends, the Bill O'Keefe family has established the Bill O'Keefe Athletic Scholarship in his memory. Bill, a 39-year member of the E.O. Smith faculty, taught science and mathematics, served as Athletic Director, and coached both the cross country and track and field teams. He also supported both teams for many years as a timer and meet official after his retirement. The candidates should display good sportsmanship, be commitment to the team, be dedicated to improvement in either sport, demonstrate good character and citizenship, have achieved successful academic performance, and be committed to a 2- or 4- year college. Awards will be given to two athletes each of the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.
- E.O. Smith Award - This award honors the late Edwin O. Smith of Mansfield, Dean of the Connecticut General Assembly, Chairman of its Education Committee and who was honored by having our high school named after him. The annual award is given to a graduating senior and is intended to recognize and perpetuate those qualities of mind, character and personality which so endeared Mr. Smith to his many friends. To be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate must be a graduating senior, who best exemplified the character and integrity of the school's namesake, Edwin O. Smith. The student must have a strong record of academic achievement, demonstrated sustained leadership, a record of extra-curricular involvement and service to the community and be an individual of strong character and integrity.