Applications Being Taken for Fall 2021 semester. Deadline April 15th
Friends of Mrs. Henderson came together to contribute time and resources to launch the scholarship fund after her death in 1986. Mrs. Henderson was a long time advocate for providing opportunities to adults for continuing their education.
In its long history, the Fund has proven itself to be a modest but worthy undertaking that is alive, open to growth, and aspiring, like its recipients, to an even greater future.
It has evolved much like the very person for whom it is named,
for Jessamine S. Henderson was unassuming but always worthy
and open to new learning and self-growth.
Members of the Board of Trustees have included former Somerville and Bridgewater Council members, education administrators, college professors, social work professionals, teachers, scientists, attorneys, engineers, and a former J.S. Henderson Scholarship recipient.
The Fund has been sustained by donations from a number of sources. Civic organizations and dedicated individuals further bolster the Fund’s resources.
Any contributions by community residents or organizations would also be gratefully appreciated.
This scholarship helps to provide continuing education for adults.
The J.S. Henderson Scholarship Fund is a non-profit, charitable organization and has been designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization for taxation purposes.