Historical Society offering scholarship

The 2016 Bristol Historical Society Scholarship has been increased from $500 to $750. Proceeds from the pasta dinner held in January at Nuchie’s Restaurant were augmented by funds that were transferred from The George Perry and John Whitcomb Memorial Scholarship Funds. Not only did the transfer of funds allow the Bristol Historical Society to increase the 2016 scholarship, but it also leaves a working balance in the scholarship fund for 2017.

Applicants must be legal residents of Bristol who plan to attend a two- or four-year college/university. An interest in pursuing the study of history is preferred but not required. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0/B average for seven semesters.

Criteria for selection are academic performance, school or community involvement and an interest in history, including the history of Bristol. As part of the application process, applicants are being asked to react to the following statement in a one page essay: Bristol has had many interesting people, places, organizations and events in its history. Select one to research and describe how your choice has impacted the Bristol community.

The guidance office of each of the three local high schools has scholarship applications available. Deadline for returning applications to the guidance office is April 6.