Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Announces Over $100,000 in Scholarships to MA, RI, NH Students

$1.8 Million Dollars in Life-Changing Scholarships Donated Since Program’s Inception

Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 this week awarded over $100,000 in scholarships for 26 students to continue their education. Scholarships range from one-time $500 scholarships to four-year scholarships totaling $16,000.

The scholarship program is 100% funded by the membership of Local 17. Each member gives five cents out of every hour they work to the scholarship fund. The membership of Local 17 has donated more than $1.8 million in scholarships to local students since 1983.

We’re proud to create opportunity for hardworking students and help put them on the path to success. These scholarships are part of Local 17’s commitment to giving back to the communities where our members live and work.

We credit the three generations of the Hayward Family (Bob, Scott, and Sean) for leading the scholarship committee. Whether scholarship recipients plan to enroll in a four year-college, community or technical college, the military, or go into the building trades, we’re thrilled to continue to lift up students as they strive for success.

Scholarships are awarded based on performance on the state Labor History Exam and essay or through a lottery drawing. This year’s scholarships also included three memorial scholarships given in honor of longtime Local 17 members Joseph J. Nigro, Charlie F. Geary, and James M. Kelly.

Scholarship recipients include:

Four-Year Scholarship Winners: 
Joseph Hickey, Pembroke, MA: $16,000 – $4,000 per year
Meagan Pennie, Wilmington, MA: $14,000 – $3,500 per year
Nora Donovan, Braintree, MA: $12,000 – $3,000 per year
Nathan Lu, Arlington, MA: $10,000 – $2,500 per year

Memorial Scholarship Winners: $3,500
Joseph J. Nigro Memorial Scholarship: Anthony Richardson, Foxboro, MA
Charlie F. Geary Memorial Scholarship: John MacAdam, Easton, MA
James M. Kelly Memorial Scholarship: Zachary Krim, Plymouth, MA

Lottery Scholarship Winners – $3,000
Paige Campbell, Woonsocket, RI
Zachary DeBoer, Hanover, MA
Brianna Fontes, Hudson, MA
Steven Grasso, Agawam, MA
Kelsey Harrington, South Weymouth, MA
Joshua Kelly, Hanover, MA
Stephen Kovatsi, Medway, MA
Elizabeth Ludwig, North Reading, MA
Kelsey MacKinnon, Hanson, MA
Molly MacKinnon, Hanson, MA
Matthew Mail, Melrose, MA
Raquel McInerney, Reading, MA
Zachary Monzione, Lynnfield, MA
Meghan Murphy, Billerica, MA
Alyssa Nelson, Halifax, MA
Chloe Ventura, Taunton, MA
Jennifer Walsh, Kensington, NH

Alternate Scholarship Winners – $500 
Megan Brown, Westwood, MA
Kyle Creney, Hingham, MA

Scholarship Recipients Include:

Four-Year Scholarship Winners: 
Joseph Hickey, Pembroke, MA: $16,000 – $4,000 per year
Meagan Pennie, Wilmington, MA: $14,000 – $3,500 per year
Nora Donovan, Braintree, MA: $12,000 – $3,000 per year
Nathan Lu, Arlington, MA: $10,000 – $2,500 per year

Memorial Scholarship Winners: $3,500
Joseph J. Nigro Memorial Scholarship: Anthony Richardson, Foxboro, MA
Charlie F. Geary Memorial Scholarship: John MacAdam, Easton, MA
James M. Kelly Memorial Scholarship: Zachary Krim, Plymouth, MA

Lottery Scholarship Winners – $3,000
Paige Campbell, Woonsocket, RI
Zachary DeBoer, Hanover, MA
Brianna Fontes, Hudson, MA
Steven Grasso, Agawam, MA
Kelsey Harrington, South Weymouth, MA
Joshua Kelly, Hanover, MA
Stephen Kovatsi, Medway, MA
Elizabeth Ludwig, North Reading, MA
Kelsey MacKinnon, Hanson, MA
Molly MacKinnon, Hanson, MA
Matthew Mail, Melrose, MA
Raquel McInerney, Reading, MA
Zachary Monzione, Lynnfield, MA
Meghan Murphy, Billerica, MA
Alyssa Nelson, Halifax, MA
Chloe Ventura, Taunton, MA
Jennifer Walsh, Kensington, NH

Alternate Scholarship Winners – $500 
Megan Brown, Westwood, MA
Kyle Creney, Hingham, MA

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