Elizabeth and Thomas Kirby Scholarship


The application window for the 2021 Kirby Scholarship is now closed.

The 2022 application window will be from April 4 - May 7, 2022.


Elizabeth Kirby, Beverly Elementary's founding principal, funds this scholarship in memory of her son, Thomas B. Kirby, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 44. Before his illness and passing, Thomas visited Beverly a couple times a year and was beloved by staff and students alike. Ms. Kirby knows he would find joy in helping fulfill the educational dreams of former Beverly Bobcats.
Applicants must meet the following guidelines for consideration:

  • Applicant must have attended Beverly for at least 4 of their 6 elementary years.
  • Applicant must have GPA of 2.5 or better (applicant to provide original or copy of most current transcript with application)—Please get started on this with your school guidance counselor as soon as possible. Last year, guidance counselors were able to send password-required digital transcripts to us.
  • Applicant must plan on attending a 2- or 4-year college, vocational or technical school this fall.
  • Applicant must provide 2 letters of recommendation from non-relatives (one must be from a current or former teacher).
  • Applicant must provide a one-page essay about their time at Beverly, demonstrating how Beverly prepared them to be a successful and productive citizen and/or student 
Applications must be emailed to scholarship@beverlypta.com. They are due no later than Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.
Teachers/non-relatives sending recommendations and schools sending transcripts should email scholarship@beverlypta.com directly with student applicant name in subject line. 
Applicants who meet all the criteria will have their names placed in a drawing. An authorized representative will draw a name at random. The winner will be announced at the Senior Reception (2022 date TBA). If the winner is not present, they will be contacted via email.

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