|New Hampshire Mayflower Society Scholarship Program
2011 New Hampshire Mayflower Society Scholarship recipients, awarded on May 21 at the Chateau Restaurant, Manchester. Seated from left: Alexandra Conway, Brown University, Katelyn Shaw, Keene State, Kyle Donahue, Cornell University, Erica LaBlanc, Suffolk University. Standing: Deputy Governor John Payzant, Governor Dean Dexter, and Scholarship Committee Chair Heather Rojo.
About the New Hampshire Mayflower Society Memorial Scholarship Awards
If you are a college senior, junior, sophomore, freshman or high school senior accepted to a two or four year college, or are accepted/enrolled in an advanced degree program, you may be eligible for a New Hampshire Mayflower Society Memorial Scholarship.
Two or more five hundred dollar ($500) awards are made annually.
Applications may be downloaded from this page. All required paperwork must be mailed by the February 15th deadline to Ms. Heather Rojo, scholarship committee chair, at the address below.
Heather Rojo, chair
NH Mayflower Scholarship Committee
71 Old Nashua Road, Apt 45
Londonderry, NH 03053
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New Hampshire Society Scholarship Winner is Presented at 56th Annual Mayflower Debutante Ball in New York City
New Hampshire Mayflower Society life member Carlyn Mehaffey-Coy of Richmond, N.H., seen above with her parents and escorts, is descended from Mayflower passenger John Howland. She is a recipient of a 2008 New Hampshire Society Memorial Scholarship award, and was presented by her father Robert Coy, also a life member, at the New York Society’s 56th Annual Debutante Ball at Manhattan’s University Club on November 6, 2009.
Seven debutantes from across the United States of descent from a Mayflower passenger, were presented at the gala event, the New York Society’s main fundraiser for its scholarship program. Carlyn's two escorts were Theodore Skowronski of New York City and Edward Graham Ober of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Carlyn is a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School and is presently a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Visual Studies with a minor in Consumer Psychology.
The 2010 Memorial Scholarship winners, posing with Scholarship Chair Heather Rojo and Society Governor Dean Dexter at the Wentworth-by-the-Sea Country Club: Thomas Sweeney, Amanda Shaw, Ally (Alexandra) Balkus, and Evan Masison.
2009 New Hampshire Mayflower Scholarship winners, awarded at the Spring Luncheon at The Red Blazer Restaurant, Concord: Top: Abigail Connor, a history major at the University of New Hampshire with retired UNH History Professor Dr. Charles E. Clarke, luncheon speaker. Below, Mrs. Star Smith accepts the award for her grandson, Peter Smith, Drew University, who could not be present. Also pictured are Society Treasurer Bob Small, holding Peter's photo, Society Governor Dean Dexter, and Heather Rojo, scholarship committee chair.
Pictured are the 2008 Memorial Scholarship winners, posing with Society Governor Walworth Johnson,Jr: Seated are students Catalina Rojo and Monica Tivey. Standing is Robert Coy, representing his daughter Carlyn Coy and Mrs. Constance Snow Klefos, holding a photo of her granddaughter Katelyn Klefos, both of whom were unable to attend.
Winners of the 2007 Memorial Scholarship were Joseph Vittum (in photo held by his grandmother Shirley Vittum),Kelly O'Halloran, and Marissa Hancock-Huttel, pictured with Society Scholarship Chair Dean Dexter and Society Governor Walworth Johnson, Jr.
2006 Memorial Scholarship Awards: making the presentations, at the Spring Luncheon held at Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Meredith, are Scholarship Committee Chair Dean Dexter and Society Governor Walworth Johnson, Jr. Recipients are Kelsy Traeger, Then a junior majoring in anthropology at the University of Montana, and Samantha Bonin, a sophomore at Marquette University, majoring in nursing and pre-physical therapy. Both residents of Sandown, NH
2005 Scholarship recipients: Elizabeth Clymer of Concord, Hillsdale College, and Stephen Howell Petraeus, MIT. No photographs available at this time.
2004 Scholarship recipient: Brain Allard of Nashua receives the first scholarship award from Governor Carlton Bradford under the Society's reconstituted award program. The presentation was made at the spring luncheon on May 15th at the Chateau Restaurant, Manchester.