The CHSAA scholarship program is part of our endowment fund that was established in 1990. George Parkhurst donated $1000 to begin the endowment concept for the Association. The initial purpose for the scholarship endowment fund was to establish a method of supporting deserving Chelmsford High School graduates with monetary awards to be used toward their post-secondary education. The first general awards were awarded in the spring of 1991.
At the 1991 CHSAA Annual Meeting, George Parkhurst proposed the concept of "special scholarships." These scholarships would be developed by donations from individuals, an organization, a business firm, or any other entity and would bear the name of the person or organization being recognized by the particular scholarship. Mr. Parkhurst also established the first "special scholarship," which bears his name today.
At the present time, the CHSAA continues to award two types of scholarships, General and Designated (formally Special). To support these scholarships, the endowment fund continues to grow because of generous contributions of alumni, parents, and friends of Chelmsford High School.
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