During the winter of 1923, the home of the Morgan family here in town caught fire and was largely destroyed. The citizens of our community responded to the crisis by taking in the children (all 17 of them!), keeping the family together and aiding in the reconstruction of their home. One of the children, Helene Morgan Babcock, remembered the words of her mother, "Never forget the kindness of the people of Dunstable," and so established a scholarship fund to be made available to the graduating students of Dunstable as they continue their education.
The amounts of these grants are substantial, with one of the Babcock Scholars receiving $4,000 each year for up to four years. A number of additional $2,000 scholarships are granted to other students on a one time basis.
Scholarships may be applied to expenses incurred in the pursuit of advanced education beyond the secondary level in two or four year institutions, vocational education institutions, or formalized apprenticeship programs.
Applications are available at the town library, town hall, your school guidance office, or by email (click here). Questions regarding the application process should be sent to the address below or by email (click here). The scholarship committee opens the process in the beginning of the year annually, sends out invitations to Dunstable seniors and establishes the deadline for the annual submission.