In 1988 the L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship was established with donations from Virginia Woodman and friends to honor the memory of the late Dexter Woodman. Throughout his life, Dexter’s generosity and commitment to his community positively influenced hundreds of Cape Ann families. Under the guidance of the board, the L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship has enabled the Woodman family to continue Dexter’s mission. Since inception, $604,000 in scholarships has been awarded to eighty-nine local students!Â
For the past twenty-three years, scholarships have been provided annually to the following:Â
Two local graduating high school seniors each receive $8,000
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Â– two graduating seniors each receive $1,250
Essex Lions Club – two graduating seniors each receive $1,250
Massachusetts Restaurant Association Â– one student receives $2,000
Campbell High School, Litchfield, NH Â– one graduating senior receivesÂ $500 (since 2010)
Woodman’s of Essex Â– two employees each receive $500
Supporter of 25 North Shore Chamber of Commerce Honors ScholarsÂ
In the past, we have been able to accomplish this with funds raised through various events. However, in these difficult times of cutbacks for student funding, we now need to broaden our fundraising horizons and approach, which begins with our annual appeal to you. No deserving student in our community should be deprived of a college education.
Please consider making a tax deductible donation so we can continue to provide significant scholarships to local high school seniors and also support local organizations that share our goal of helping deserving students and their families cope with the escalating cost of a college education. Â
Our scheduled fundraiser for the upcoming year is the 24th annual Deck’s Day for Dubbers golf tournament on Monday May 14, 2012 at Bass Rocks Golf Club.Â
The Woodman family and the L. Dexter Woodman Scholarship board wish to thank you in advance for your generosity and continued support.