The Scholarship Award supports up to two West County graduating seniors with a strong interest in pursuing a career in business or related field, e.g. marketing, trade, agriculture, engineering, and more. The student(s) will have demonstrated an interest in business and an entrepreneurial spirit.
The student must:
Your application must:
The GSFABA may change the dollar amount offered, or if no applicant meets the criteria, choose not to award the scholarship.For guidelines & application, read more...
The Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association (GSFABA) presents to a deserving community member the Marvin J. Shippee Community Service Award at the Annual Spring Breakfast, on May 5, 2017. The Marvin J. Shippee Community Service Award was awarded for the first time in 1998 in memory of Shippee’s leadership and his commitment to volunteerism. Shippee, the founder of the GSFABA, has been a shining example to everyone. Marvin has offered inspired leadership and had direct involvement to countless community projects.
Nominees should demonstrate volunteerism above and beyond the recipient’s paid employment. The award should recognize service in the Shelburne Falls Area which includes Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne. The recipient is preferred to be a resident of the 10-town Shelburne Area, but not required.
The following criteria have been set to guide the Award Committee but not be exclusive if additional criteria are deemed appropriate:
The recipient should:
It is preferred that the recipient:
Former recipients of the award are not eligible to receive the award again.
Michael McCusker, 1998; Marion J. Taylor, 1998; Rolland Gifford, 1999; Dorothy Giffin, 1999; Carol Bolduc, 2000; Susan Samoriski, 2001; Bernie Butler, 2002; Mark Zenick, 2003; Dick and Jeanne Bole, 2004; Ruth Anderson, 2005; Wesley Rice, 2006; Dr. Mark Purinton, 2007; Polly Bartlett, 2008; Hugh Knox, 2009: Lawrence Shearer; 2010; Stefan Racz, 2011; John Taylor, 2012; Thomas Lively, 2013; John Bos, 2014; Sandy Lilly, 2015; Doug Cranson, 2016Read more ...