Noah Colbert and Angelina Welch receive Cowdrey Scholarships


On Monday, June 15, 2020, Sizer School Seniors Noah Colbert and Angelina Welch were named as recipients of the Cowdrey Scholarship.

This year represents the seventh year that the City’s Board of Commissioners and Trust Funds (CBCTF ) gave out scholarships from the Cowdrey Trust. 

The CBCTF estimated approx. $7,000 in scholarship funding would be available to the 2020 application pool according to a letter sent out to guidance counselors and principals in April of 2020.

“To be eligible, the student must be a Fitchburg resident graduating from one of the high schools in Fitchburg. One graduating senior residing in Fitchburg will be eligible from each high school based in Fitchburg. The remaining scholarships will be eligible to graduating students based on the discretion of the CBCTF. Prior high school graduates, who are still residents of Fitchburg, are eligible to apply; however, priority shall be given to students graduating in 2020,” according to that letter.

Factors considered for selection included academic achievement, community involvement, and financial need.

Sizer School, a North Central Charter Essential School, is a free public charter school located in Fitchburg serving students in grades seven through twelve from 25 local towns and cities. At Sizer School students are known personally, challenged intellectually, and participate actively in their learning. Guided by its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, the school seeks to send graduates into the world who THINK for themselves, CARE about others, and ACT creatively and responsibly. To find out more, visit