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Apply for The Ronan Fund.

The application for funding is now open for students in Maynard, Massachusetts who are scheduled to graduate from any high school in spring 2024 or who have earned their High School Equivalency Credential in the past 12 months.

We support dreams that follow a different path. The Ronan Fund has provided financial support to graduating high school seniors from Ronan’s hometown of Maynard, MA since 2022. Our recipients are passionate about carving out their own space, dedicating themselves to the grind, and finding success through a path other than a four-year degree.

Whether they choose to pursue skilled trades, entrepreneurship, military service, a career in the arts or full-time entry-level jobs, they aren’t afraid to get out and get started.


We firmly believe that every hard worker deserves recognition and support, no matter the path. And we are honored to play a small part in helping these remarkable individuals achieve their goals.

Please briefly answer the following questions to give us a sense of your plans, your drive, and how The Ronan Fund could help you achieve your dream. Say less, and keep it tight. A sentence or two for each question is all we need to share your excitement.

Deadline: May 1, 2024 at 11:59pm.

The Ronan Fund Application: Spring 2024

Thank you! We look forward to celebrating your dream in Ronan's memory.

Award Criteria

  • Passion for, and pursuit of, a specific post-high school dream.

  • Demonstrated drive, grit and perseverance to achieve that dream.

  • A clear articulation of how our funding would support vocational plans.

  • Ongoing demonstration of kindness and integrity.

  • Grades, test scores, club participation and community service are not a consideration for The Ronan Fund.

Award Funding

Thanks to the generosity of the community, The Ronan Fund is able to grant awards commensurate with the dreams of our applicants. Be clear about your vision, your drive, and what you need to succeed. Dream big.

Award Qualifications

  • Demonstrate plans to achieve post-high school vocational goals through means other than a four-year college degree.

  • Plans can include pursuit of a skilled trade, an internship or apprenticeship, entrepreneurship, military service, or full-time entry-level work or volunteer work.

  • Reside in Maynard, MA and meet requirements to graduate from high school in spring 2024 or have earned a GED or HiSET in the past 12 months.

Contact The Ronan Fund with questions about the application.
We're rooting for you already.

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