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 2020 scholarships winners are…

Rory Flynn

Goshen, MA

Rory is a 2020 graduate of Hopkins Academy. She is the daughter of Patrick and Christine Flynn and will be attending Houghton College in Houghton, NY. Rory will major in Elementary Education with a minor in Equine Studies.


Felicia Fil

Hadley, MA

Felicia is a 2020 graduate of Hopkins Academy. She is the daughter of Thomas and Ginny Fil and will be attending Saint Michael’s College and will major in Psychology.



Briana Joyner

Cummington, MA

Briana is a 2020 graduate of Smith Vocational. She is the daughter of Wyn and Rebecca Joyner and will be attending Berkshire Community College and will major in nursing. 



Rachel Houghtaling

Dalton, MA 

Rachel is a 2020 graduate of Wahconah Regional High School. She is the daughter of Kathy and Gary and will be attending Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and will major in Biology/Pre-Vet. 


Clifford S. Thayer Memorial Scholarship 2019

Is Awarded to Patrick Hussey of Brimfield, MA 

 Patrick is currently attending Tantasqua Regional High School.
In the fall Patrick will be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). He is planning to major in Computer Science. Patrick has participated in the PVYS 4-H Club. He has participated in the Cummington Fair with his sheep. Patrick has his own flock of Southdowns which he shows at local fairs during the summer. He is also his families Flock Shepherd for a flock of Dorset sheep that his Grandfather raises. He has been a role model for many younger 4-Hers in PVYS.
Best of luck Patrick in your future endeavors!


2021 Scholarship Applications will be available February 2021

Shortly after May 1st, the Scholarship Committee will meet and evaluate all applications. Winners will be personally notified and schools will receive an announcement that can be included at their graduation exercises or awards assemblies. Actual payment of the award will be made to the student after satisfactory completion of the first semester of college.

Money for these scholarships is earned from the dining room and the food concessions at the Cummington Fairgrounds during the Scholarship horse and ox drawing contests that takes place in the end of June. Scholarship winners are requested to assist in whatever capacity they are able during this event and are not otherwise asked to repay their scholarship.

Question send an email to scholarship.cummingtonfair@gmail.com