Calling all seniors in high school! Massport is offering two scholarships and internship opportunities for graduating high school seniors from South Boston. Submissions for the 2016 Memorial Scholarship applications and essays will be accepted through April 22nd.
The $5,000 Thomas J. Butler Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who resides in South Boston, is graduating from high school and has been accepted to an accredited college or university by the submission deadline.
Butler, the long-time Massport Director of Government and Community Affairs and son of South Boston, was the former mayor of the South Boston Boys Club, Youth Counselor and then Director of Little City Hall in Charlestown and former president of the South Boston Citizens Association and member of the South Boston Irish American Society. When he arrived at Massport in 1987 as a manager of intergovernmental relations, Butler was a licensed social worker who had worked in the Boston Juvenile Court, and for the City of Boston. He passed away in March 2011
See scholarship criteria and submission information for the Thomas J. Butler Scholarship.
The $5,000 Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who resides in the City of Boston, is graduating from high school and has been accepted to an accredited college or university by the submission deadline.
Richards was responsible for Massport’s agency-wide strategic and master planning activities, including the airports and the seaport, as well as the agency’s private commercial and residential real estate development in South Boston, East Boston, and Charlestown. He joined Massport in 1999. Richards previously was an Assistant Secretary of Administration and Finance and Chief Development Officer for the Commonwealth and Deputy Mayor for Fiscal Affairs and Collector-Treasurer in the City of Boston. He passed away in 2012.
See scholarship criteria and submission information for the Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship.
Please contact Alaina Coppola in Massport’s Community Relations Department at (617) 568-3711 with any questions you may have about Massport’s Memorial Scholarships.
David. W. Davis Memorial Internship
David W. Davis was the longest-serving Executive Director in the 53-year history of the Massachusetts Port Authority, leading Massport from 1975 until 1990.
During his tenure Davis more than quadrupled Massport’s gross revenues, raised Massport’s credit rating to one of the highest in airport industry, rebuilt Massport’s passenger and cargo terminals, and created a small business export program that became a national model. Helping to build a new Boston, Davis created a $500 million development program in partnership with private developers to reuse various waterfront properties.
Demonstrating a commitment to Massport’s neighbors as well as to its customers, Davis developed one of the very first residential soundproofing programs in the country as well as a path-breaking peak hour pricing program that Massport later adopted to ease airport congestion. “Kidport” was another airport industry first that Davis unveiled at Boston Logan International Airport in 1987 as the nation’s first airport-based children’s play area. It was also under Davis’s leadership that Massport established its own employee retirement system, which Davis later joined when Massport’s employees elected Davis to be their representative on the retirement board in 1996.
See criteria and submission information for the David W. Davis Memorial Internship. Please contact Alaina Coppola in Massport’s Community Relations Department at (617) 568-3711 with any questions.