The Newbury Democratic Town Committee, in collaboration with Governor's Councilor Eileen Duff, is happy to announce the Nancy Weinberg Memorial Scholarship.
Nancy Weinberg was well known in the Newbury area as a dedicated activist in local, state, and national politics. She fought fiercely for social and economic justice in areas from housing to health care to voting rights to the environment. She invested her seemingly endless energy into the campaigns of candidates who put the well-being of society above personal gain, and she inspired others to do the same.
At the time of her death in February, 2019, Nancy was the long-time chair of the Newbury Democratic Town Committee. Wanting to honor her memory and the impact she had on the many people she inspired, the Committee has instituted a scholarship in Nancy’s name.
The Nancy Weinberg Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to individuals who live in, or have ties to, Newbury, MA, and is open to people of all ages, with the goal of supporting their involvement in activities related to activism. These activities may include, but are not limited to, post-secondary education, internships, participation in activist organizations, and participation in seminars or workshops to build the individual’s leadership and activist skills.
The Newbury Democratic Town Committee, in collaboration with Governor’s Council Eileen Duff, will award one $500 scholarship, annually, to an individual who will use it to further their involvement in political or socially-conscious activities and to promote those values Nancy spent her life instilling in her friends and neighbors.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
One-to-two paragraphs describing your passion for activism and what activism means to you
A list of activism activities that you have participated in
Activities can include campaign volunteering, non-partisan voter registration efforts, environmental activism, etc.
A letter of recommendation referencing your activism or political involvement
Please submit the required materials, including your name, address, and contact information to NewburyDTC@gmail.com. Applications will be due in early spring (specific date TBA), and we expect to announce the recipient end-of-spring.