The North Brookfield Democratic Town Committee
Lucy Stone Leadership and Service Scholarship
The NB DTC congratulates Aran Testa, the 2019 recipient of our scholarship in the amount of $750. Check out this great video of Aran after receiving the scholarship. Aran is currently enjoying his first year at Keene State! We're looking forward to supporting another NBHS graduate in 2020!
Overview of Scholarship
Born in Worcester County in 1818, Lucy Stone was a dedicated suffragette and abolitionist and the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. At a time when women were discouraged from speaking publicly or involving themselves in politics, Lucy Stone tirelessly called for the abolition of slavery and worked to promote women’s rights. She helped establish the first National Women’s Rights Convention in Worcester in 1850. Working with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone helped create the Women’s Loyal National League, which contributed to the passage of the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery by initiating the largest petition campaign up to that point in history.
To honor Lucy Stone’s legacy of activism and service and to promote civic engagement and community involvement, the North Brookfield Democratic Town Committee wishes to recognize a North Brookfield graduating senior who has demonstrated exemplary community service and/or leadership.
Scholarship applications are due May 1, 2020
and should be emailed to:
Click here for application or on the pdf link.