Each year, Nantucket Booster Club awards four $1,000.00 scholarships to two alumni females and two alumni males who are graduates of Nantucket High School and participated in not less than two (2) years of sports at Nantucket High School and have completed at least one full year of post-high school education. Applicants must hold a GPA of not less than 2.5 in their college, vocational or advanced studies program.
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2023 Scholarship Recipients
Darian is entering his senior year at Bryant University and a member of the Division I Bryant Bulldog Football Team. Darian played basketball, lacrosse, and football while at Nantucket High School. He was a football captain his senior year. “My time and experience as an NHS athlete will be a time in my life where I can look back and say thank you, for everything it has done and will continue to do for me throughout my lifetime”
Evelyn is a sophomore at Holy Cross where she plays club soccer and club hockey.
She was a captain of her soccer, hockey, and lacrosse teams while at NHS. She was also the recipient of the 2022 Boston Bruins Sportsmanship Award. “To share what knowledge and pride I had in wearing a jersey with the word Whalers across my chest, this equaled pride. That pride gave me courage and the drive to work with the team to help us grow, as well as to embrace and highlight what each person brought to the team.”
Garner is entering his second year at Montana State University. Garner played football and baseball for the Whalers while at Nantucket High School. “Rain or shine, friends, family, and community members all dressed in navy blue and white, waving flags, rigging bells, and cheering with deep Whaler Pride that sent me to an amazing space of fulfillment, contentment, and most importantly a feeling of connection.”
Maclaine is entering her second year at Boston College. While at NHS, she played field hockey, basketball, and softball, and was a captain of all three by her senior year. Maclaine participates in intramural sports at BC. “The camaraderie of NHS and Nantucket as a whole is indescribable, and also unique to our little island. I can honestly say that without the experience of being a 4-year NHS athlete, I would not be the person that I am today.”
Past Scholarship Recipients
Boden is in his 2nd year at Framingham State University. Boden played hockey for the Whalers while at Nantucket High School.
Madison is in her 2nd year at George Washington University. Madison played soccer and swam for the Whalers while at Nantucket High School. Madison is currently active in her schools Archery and Boxing Clubs.
Sydney is in her 2nd year at Iowa State University. Sydney played soccer and basketball for the Whalers while at Nantucket High School. Sydney was captain of both teams her senior year. During her freshman year at Iowa State, Sydney played goalie for their woman’s soccer club.
Austin is in his 4th year at Mass Maritime Academy. Austin played hockey and lacrosse for the Whalers while at Nantucket High School. Austin was captain of his hockey team his senior year.