Scholarship & Trust Administration Committee

Mission & Authority:

The Scholarship and Trust administration Committee was created by Article 18 at the Annual Town Meeting in April, 2017, to replace the John Anderson Francis Family Scholarship Committee and the Town Scholarship Committee. It is an advisory Board comprised of three regular members and one alternate member appointed by the board of selectmen, and two regular members and one alternate member appointed by the School Committee to administer the John Anderson Francis Family Scholarship Fund, the Captain Joseph F. Oliver Scholarship Fund, the Town Scholarship Fund and such other public Trusts as the Committee may be assigned by the Board of Selectmen. Such administration is in accordance with the terms of each Trust, as amended, or, if changed circumstances necessitate amendment, by agreement of the Board of Selectmen, and, in the case of Scholarship Funds, the School Committee. Investment of principal of each Trust is determined by the Town, unless otherwise provided by the creator of such Trust.

Scholarships Administered:

JOHN ANDERSON FRANCIS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP, established by the will of Cecilia C. Francis, available to students that have completed eighth grade in the Provincetown School system and gone on to graduate from a high school on Cape Cod. May be awarded to graduating High School Seniors or to those currently enrolled in college or graduate or professional school and who have completed at least one year of college. High School Seniors must submit their application by May 15 of their graduating year. Students who have completed at least one year of college must submit their applications by October 1. It is not recommended that students submit their applications early since the application must include a transcript of the classes they have completed prior to the application date. This Scholarship may be awarded for up to four years of college and two years of post-graduate study.

The provisions of Ms. Francis’s will were implemented by Article 41 at the Annual Town Meeting in March, 1984 and a memorandum of agreement between the Board of Selectmen and School Committee, 84E-0022-G1. The amendment to reflect the closing of Provincetown High School was approved by the Board of Selectmen on May 13, 2013.

CAPTAIN JOSEPH F. OLIVER SCHOLARSHIP, established by the will of Captain Joseph F. Oliver, available to students residing in Provincetown or Truro at the time of graduation from High School, and who have successfully completed their first year of college after graduating from Provincetown High School prior to 2013 or from a Cape Cod High School thereafter. When Provincetown High School closed, the requirement of graduation from Provincetown High School was eliminated, Pursuant to a vote of the Board of Selectmen on May 13, 2013. Applications must be submitted by October 1. It is not recommended that students submit their applications early since the application must include a transcript of the classes they have completed prior to the application date. This Scholarship may be awarded for up to three years of college and two years of post-graduate study.

TOWN SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to a single graduating High School Senior each year who resides in Provincetown and has achieved a distinguished academic record. The student must also attach an essay as directed by the Application form. The funds for this Scholarship are contributed by residents and friends of the Town.

There is one Scholarship Application Form that covers all three Scholarships. Students should complete the first and last page - signing the last page - as well as the portions of the Application Form related to the Scholarships they are applying for.

Scholarship Application Form (PDF)

  • The Application must be completed and signed. Completion requires attaching the two items listed below. Students will not be considered for any Scholarship for which they did not complete that portion of the Application.

    o Current Academic Transcript (which reflects both course work in progress and cumulative Grade Point Average for all work completed)

    o Student Account for the next Semester (which indicates the Student is enrolled and reflects tuition costs, room and board fees, and other charges along with credits for grants, scholarships and payments)

    The application deadline is May 15 of each year for students who will be graduating from High School in June, and October 1 for students who have already completed at least one year of college. The only valid Application Form is on the Town website. Students may obtain a printed-out copy of the Application Form from the Town Clerk

Agendas & Minutes

View the Town Scholarship & Trust Administration Committee Agendas and Minutes Archive.

Members:

  • Michelle Axelson, School Appointee - Term Ends 12/31/22
  • Loretta Santos, Select Board Appointee - Term Ends 12/31/22
  • Olympia Ciliberto, Select Board Appointee - Term Ends 12/31/24
  • Julia Perry, Chair, School Appointee - Term Ends 12/31/22
  • Patrick Riviere, Select Board Appointee - Term Ends 12/31/21
  • Ngina Lythcott, Alt., Select Board Appointee - Term Ends 12/31/23
  • Grace Ryder-O’Malley, Alt., School Appointee - Term Ends 12/31/23

Contact: Town Clerk,