We support dreams that follow a different path.
The Ronan Fund is a volunteer-run non-profit organization that supports high school seniors who choose to bypass college in pursuit of a dream. We’re based in Maynard, MA, out of Ronan's basement music studio where the best debates and biggest ideas always came to be.
We know that a great career doesn’t always require a four-year degree. We strongly believe that those pursuing a trade should be celebrated as enthusiastically as those applying to college. There are millions of college scholarships out there. The Ronan Fund is not one of them. We're committed to celebrating those who defy those college expectations and are ready to get out and get started.
We strongly believe that those pursuing a trade should be celebrated as enthusiastically as those applying to college.
We champion high school graduates who bypass college in pursuit of a dream.
A world that rallies behind the music-makers and dreamers of dreams. And where high school graduates pursuing a trade are celebrated as enthusiastically as those applying to college.
Recipients of The Ronan Fund
Each year, The Ronan Fund is awarded to a Maynard High School graduating senior who demonstrates a drive to find their niche, work hard, and achieve success through a path other than a four-year degree. This is not a traditional college scholarship; funding can be applied to coursework, trade school, or other training or entrepreneurship efforts.
Maynard High School staff members present nominations to the school's guidance department. A committee representing guidance and Ronan's family selects the final recipient and awards the Fund each spring.
As The Ronan Fund organization grows, we hope to continue to support Fund recipients financially beyond the initial award. Dreams grow and evolve after all.