Bridgewater Scholarship Committee

Mission Statement

The Bridgewater Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to Bridgewater students of all ages pursuing higher education.


The Bridgewater Scholarship Fund was established in 1973 under the guidelines of the Richard T. Harris Fund. Mr. Harris, a summer resident of Bridgewater, left a will providing funds "for the general good of the townspeople in appreciation of the many years of pleasure and friendship given to me and my family."

Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic there are several important changes for applying this year.

There will be NO PERSONAL INTERVIEWS THIS YEAR for the safety of the applicants and the Committee members.

The Application Portal is the ONLY way to submit your application.

Any student may apply for a scholarship award who:

  • Is a full-time resident of Bridgewater, CT; and
  • Has been admitted to and plans to attend, or is attending, an accredited institution of learning or training, or has been accepted or is continuing a program which, in the opinion of the Committee, meets the needs of the applicant.

The scholarship application portal can be found  HERE

Lawrence Neary, Chairman  leneary1@gmail.com 

Board Members

Name Title
Lawrence Neary Chairman
Jeanne Paparazzo Member
Cheryl Nelson Member
Susan Niesobecki Member
Cheryl L. Pinkos Member
Russell Marcus Member
Paul Hines Member
Joy Bollard Member