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Jane Holbrook-Jewell Scholarship


The Jane Holbrook Jewell Scholarship will be awarded to one Weymouth resident pursuing post secondary education at an accredited college, junior college, university or professional school.  The scholarship was established  in recognition of Jane’s dedication to preserving the history of the Town of Weymouth and further to recognize the long record  of academic, cultural, professional, civic and financial contributions made by the Holbrook family to the town of Weymouth and to the Weymouth Historical Society.  The scholarship is made possible by the generous contributions of Jane Holbrook Jewell and her cousin, the actor, Hal Holbrook. 

The scholarship award is a onetime payment in the amount of five hundred dollars. 

Applicant must be a Weymouth resident at the time of application.  While it is hoped that the applicant will pursue a course of study in the field of history or drama, this will not be a condition of the award.  The committee recognizes that the post secondary education experience is a time to expand and explore career options.

The recipient will be selected by the Scholarship Committee based on the applicant’s tangible accomplishments in the area of history or drama. Examples include, but are not limited to, volunteering in a museum, a research report or publication focused on history or drama or participation in a theatrical performance.

Applicants are asked, in three brief paragraphs, to describe events or activities the committee should consider in making their selection.   Applicant’s history/drama accomplishments will be judged on academic qualities, leadership skills, artistic and creative merit and benefits to the community.  Decision of the committee is absolute and final. 

The committee reserves the right to make or not make an award in any year for any or no reason.  


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Application Instructions

  1.  Fill out Application Form with Personal Information, Educational Information and References
  2. Attach a one page, three paragraph summary of activities and accomplishments applicant wishes the committee to consider.  Do not include name or other identifying information on this page. 
  3. Forward completed application by US mail to:  Weymouth Historical Society, P.O. Box 56, South Weymouth, MA 02190
  4. Applications for the 2017 Jane Holbrook Jewell Scholarship must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2017.



Weymouth Historical Society, 238 Park Ave, PO Box 56, South Weymouth, Massachusetts 02190

Tele: (781) 340-1022   


Founded in 1879

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