Coach Shmoel "Sam" Doner Scholarship
This scholarship honors Shmoel “Sam” Doner, a member of the Westfield State Menâ€™s basketball team & graduate of the Class of 1999. Sam has made it his lifeâ€™s work to teach, educate, motivate, train & encourage countless young female athletes to become competent women both on and off the court. This scholarship was created to honor Samâ€™s endeavors with the Bay State Jaguars and to recognize the many lives he has touched. Sam is currently a teacher as well as the high school varsity womenâ€™s basketball coach at Newton South High School in Newton, MA.
Applicant must be a current high school senior or incoming freshman that demonstrates leadership qualities and a strong work ethic both in and out of the classroom. The scholarship will be a deserving female high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in Mathematics or Education. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay, discussing how you demonstrate leadership skills and a strong work ethic through the activities that you are involved in inside or outside of the classroom.