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"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams"

- Henry David Thoreau

Changing Lives Since 1945

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The Winchester Scholarship Foundation:

78 Years of Bringing Dreams to Life!

At The Winchester Scholarship Foundation, we know of no more important investment than those we make in the futures of our young people. We are a voluntary, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, supporting Winchester students in large part by income from 55 endowed scholarship funds, created in honor of Winchester residents and organizations. Since 1945, these funds have helped bridge the ever-increasing gap between the cost of higher education and our neighbors’ ability to pay. We are proof that the collective support of a single community has enormous power to help students achieve their potential and affect change in their world.  

A Closer Look:
John J. Sullivan

For fifty years John J. Sullivan was one of Winchester's most impactful citizens. In recognition of John’s life-long love of Winchester and his extraordinary service to Winchester, John’s family has created the John J. Sullivan Scholarship Fund to become one of the Winchester Scholarship Foundation's endowed funds.


John spent 37 years, nearly half of his life, as the Winchester Town Moderator. During this period he was able to guide Winchester through multiple school renovation projects, develop a flood mitigation program, and negotiate many tax override debates. In recognition of John’s many community contributions, the Winchester Chamber of Commerce awarded him the 1985 Citizen of the Year award. John continued to moderate Town Meetings for 32 years after receiving this award. John was extraordinarily effective because of his community knowledge, diligent preparation and love of Winchester…continue reading


FUND STATUS as of 8.1.22: 195 donors for $79,115!
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To Date: $10,542,527…

And Counting!

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

- Benjamin Franklin

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students to go all the way!

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