Burrillville, RI – March 20, 2017 – Wright’s Farm Restaurant, located at 84 Inman Road in Burrillville, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications through Friday, May 5 for the 2nd annual George P. Ducharme Scholarship.
Established in 2016 and named for lifetime Burrillville resident and former principal George P. Ducharme, the $5,000 scholarship is open to 2017 Burrillville High School graduating seniors who have been accepted to U.S.-based four-year College or University and will begin matriculating in the fall.
The selection criteria is based on demonstrated achievement and need; academic and personal recommendations; academic and personal achievements; school and community involvement; and additional factors as determined by the George P. Ducharme Scholarship Committee.
One winner will be chosen by a review committee appointed by Wright’s Farm Restaurant. Award recipient will be selected based on the information provided through the application process and will be announced at the Burrillville High School Senior Award Night. The winning student will receive $5,000 to be paid directly to the accredited four-year college or university.
Ducharme, a 1948 graduate of Burrillville High School and awarded athlete, went on to become the high school’s vice principal and principal from 1966-1985. Today, Mr. Ducharme still substitutes as principal when duty calls within the Burrillville Town School District. He is a military veteran, mentor and has been a valued member of the community for the past 70 years.