It is the desire of the Foxborough Historical Society to provide financial assistance to a qualified Foxborough resident who is entering college and has demonstrated an interest in the field of History. Thanks to the great generosity of Foxborough resident Evelyn Thomas, we are able to award this wonderful scholarship to a deserving student. It is our intention to award the scholarship to a student who has recently graduated from high school or is graduating this year. The funds will be provided prior to the start of the fall semester.
The amount of the scholarship will be a one-time award of $1000. The award will be paid to the student upon receipt of information confirming high school graduation and acceptance to an accredited four-year college or university.
Scholarship packets are available in April from the Foxborough Historical Society and can be obtained at the Boyden Library, Town Hall, Foxborough High School, Charter School, Bishop Feehan and Southeastern Regional HS.
Who is Evelyn Thomas?
Evelyn Thomas was a woman who spent her entire life in Foxborough, graduating from Foxborough High School in 1929. She was an educated woman, getting degrees from Cushing Academy and Brown University. She worked as a statistician at the Foxboro Company retiring, in 1977.
Evelyn contributed to Foxborough in many ways. She belonged to Bethany Church and was active in the Women’s Union and Monday Night Club. As a young girl she was a Girl Scout and she continued her involvement as an adult. She became a leader and codirector of the former Rocky Knoll Girl Scout Camp in Foxborough.
Also, she was very interested in the history of Foxborough and New England and was amember of our Society. In addition, her husband, Edward, and she were covered bridge enthusiasts and were involved in their restorations throughout New England.
Finally, as a result of her interest, she left to the Historical Society a sum of money that led to this award.