Congratulations to L-S senior Ava Guleserian who was named the 2021 recipient of the John E. Taft Memorial Scholarship at tonight’s L-S Scholarship Fund Awards Ceremony. We wish you all the best!
The scholarship honors long-time Sudbury Foundation Trustee John Taft and is awarded annually to a student who has demonstrated leadership in their school community through participation in student government or other school betterment activities. The ideal candidate is a “catalyst for change” who has shown initiative by founding a club, program or activity or by serving in an elected or appointed leadership position that has enhanced the school community.
Previously known as the Sudbury Foundation scholarship, the award was changed in 2014 to recognize Mr. Taft, who served as a Trustee of the Foundation from 1973 to 2007. He was instrumental in providing the seed funding to establish the L-S Scholarship Fund and also made possible the construction of the Town’s Atkinson Pool, renovation of the historic wing of the Goodnow Library and many grants to community nonprofits. He served as a Sudbury Selectman from 1964-1976.