Essex Aggie Alumni Association Scholarship Program
Current scholarships available
Patrick G. Santin Scholarship - $1,000 $1,000 Scholarship awarded by the Santin family in loving memory of their father, Patrick G. Santin, a 1937 graduate
of Essex Aggie. Mr. Santin went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in horticulture. He was a county agent, teacher, and businessman. He served in the U.S.
Marines as a fighter pilot in World War II. He was active in sports his entire life, working as a college and high school football and basketball official for over 60 years. Mr. Santin
always valued the education he received at Essex Aggie, and the start it gave him for a meaningful and active life.
V. Byron Bennett Scholarship - $1,000 $1,000 Scholarship awarded by the Essex Aggie Alumni Association in honor of a distinguished member of the Academic
Faculty at the Aggie. Mr. Bennett began his career as teacher, librarian and guidance counselor in 1955 when he was 52 years of age. He studied engineering at MIT and then later in life
earned a master's degree in education at Boston State College. His experiences as an agriculturalist, publisher and businessman gave him unique insights, which he loved to share with
students. Whether in his innovative way of teaching math or by working tirelessly with college admissions, Mr. Bennett's goal was to enable students to achieve their best.
Richard M. Brown Scholarship - $1,000 $1,000 Scholarship awarded by the Essex Aggie Alumni Association in honor of a truly outstanding member of the
Vocational Faculty. Mr. Brown was a student at the Aggie, graduating in the class of 1942. As a student, "Brownie" developed keen interests in science and poultry, and was active in FFA
judging teams and sports. He then earned a B.S. degree at the University of Massachusetts and a master's degree at Salem State College. Mr. Brown returned to the Aggie in 1948 to teach
and manage the school's poultry program. In a career spanning 37 years, he also served as Animal Science Department Head, and later as Assistant Dean.
Ellery E. Metcalf Scholarship - $1,000 $1,000 Scholarship awarded by the Essex Aggie Alumni Association in honor of a truly outstanding member of the
Vocational Faculty. Mr. Metcalf began his teaching career at Essex Aggie in 1918. He retired in 1965 after 47 years of dedicated service as an educator. During those years he had many
outstanding personal achievements that made significant contributions to vocational education and brought national recognition to the school. One of Ellery's favorite projects was his
work with the Essex Chapter of Future Farmers of America.
Applications with full details of scholarship orientation and eligibility are available in the Guidance Office
Our alumni scholarship committee - Contact any committee member for questions or comments