The Michael C. Rothberg

September 11th Memorial Scholarship

to be awarded May 2017



 

The Michael C. Rothberg September 11th Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Michael Rothberg, Sharon High School Class of 1980, whose extraordinary life was cut short on September 11, 2001, by the World Trade Center tragedy. This award, conceived and organized by Michael’s high school classmates, family and friends, is dedicated to preserving and celebrating his heroic legacy, ethical commitment and service to community. In May 2017, the scholarship committee will award a $5,000 merit-based scholarship to a member of Sharon High School’s graduating class who exemplifies in his or her own way Michael’s academic promise, integrity, and service to community.  

Michael was born and raised in Sharon, where he attended East Elementary, Sharon Junior High and Sharon High School. He spent his college years at McGill University in Montreal, earning both undergraduate and master’s degrees in math and computer science. His charismatic personality and innovative technical solutions to complex financial transactions won great respect on Wall Street. But Michael created much more than a successful professional life. He excelled in every way. Michael was a loving son, brother, grandson, cousin and nephew. He was a devoted friend, a skilled athlete and a dedicated philanthropist. He used his resources generously, contributing not only financial support but also giving his time and energy to causes in which he believed deeply, including the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, and Mutual Funds against Cancer.  

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Michael Rothberg was in his office on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center, where he worked for Cantor Fitzgerald as managing director of program trading. During his lifetime, Michael’s kindness and gentle spirit touched so many lives, enriching all who knew him with his intelligence, humor, generosity and compassion. We are deeply grateful for donations offered in his memory and for the opportunity to inspire graduating members of Sharon High School to sustain Michael’s spirit through their own aspirations and endeavors. 

To be considered for this scholarship, please submit the required materials listed below to mcrscholarship@aol.com no later than April 24, 2017. Signed materials can be scanned and attached to your email. If any portion of your submission must be sent in hard copy, please mail them prior to the April 24th deadline to the Scholarship Committee Post Office Box in Sharon [full address below].

                                                                                                                    

The Michael C. Rothberg September 11th Memorial Scholarship Committee

Post Office Box 116

Sharon, MA 02067 

 

      Materials to Submit by April 24, 2017 to mcrscholarship@aol.com:

  • The fully completed scholarship application form

  • An essay addressing the topic described under “Required Essay” on this form 

  • Two signed letters of recommendation from non-family members

  • Your complete Sharon High School transcript, GPA, and SAT [or equivilent] scores

Forms are available online (click below) and through the Sharon High School Guidance Department.

The 2017 award winner will be notified by phone following the scholarship committee’s decision.

 

Scholarship Application:

CLICK HERE for pdf format

CLICK HERE for Word format

To send us an E-Mail for more information about the Michael C. Rothberg Scholarship fund, CLICK HERE or send an e-mail to mcrscholarship@aol.com

Photos of past years’ scholarship award recipients and winning essays are posted on the scholarship website. The scholarship committee reserves the right to publish winning essays on www.michaelrothbergscholarship.com unless expressly requested not to do so by individual winners or their parents.

 CLICK HERE to see all past winners of the Michael C. Rothberg Scholarships

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Scholarship Winners

During the first ten years, more than $100,000 has been awarded to

Sharon High School students.

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Scholarship Winners - 2011

 

Divya Bhatia - $10,000

CLICK HERE to read Divya's essays

 

Joshua Berlin - $1,000

CLICK HERE to read Joshua's essays

 

Jacob Utter - $1,000

CLICK HERE to read Jacob's essays

 

Scholarship Winners - 2010

Michael Broder - $10,000

Michael with his family

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Michael Broder Essays

 

Samantha Rosenblum - $1,000

Samantha with her family

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Samantha Rosenblum Essays

 

Sherrie Wang - $1,000

Sherrie with her family

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Sherrie Wang Essays

Click Here to see past winners and essays

 

 

Scholarship Winners - 2009

Dennis Alexander Poliferno - $10,000

Dennis with his mother

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Dennis Poliferno essays

 

Caroline Duchin - $1,000

Caroline Duchin and her parents

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Caroline Duchin essays

 

Ethan Brett Richman - $1,000

Ethan and his parents

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Ethan Richman essays

 

Scholarship Winners - 2008

Dana Weinstein - $10,000

Dana Weinstein and her family

Essays

Jonathan Beagan - $1,000

Jonathan Beagan and his family

Essays

Lora Rosenblum - $1,000

 

Lora Rosenblum and her family

Essays

 

Scholarship Winners - 2007

Patrick Doherty - $10,000

Patrick Doherty and family

Essays

Jennifer Levye - $1,000

Jennifer Levye and family

Essays

Sarah Solomon - $1,000

Sarah Solomon and family

Essays

Scholarship Winners - 2006

Meara Sharma - $10,000

Daniel Bloom - $1,000

Matthew Rybak - $1,000

Michael Rybak - $1,000

Amy Kaplan - $1,000

Lexi Lepler - $1,000

 

Scholarship Winners - 2005

Daniel Babai - $5,000

Ariela Jacobs Borkan - $5,000

Jordana Truboff - $1,000

Iulia Fradkin - $1,000

 

Scholarship Winners - 2004

Gayle Sara Gordon - $2,500

Ellen Jih-Shiuan - $2,500

Jihan Carrie Leonard - $500

David Adam Mollitor - $500

Rachel Gesserman - $500

Coleen Rebecca Dunning - $2,500

 

Scholarship Winners - 2003

Kiyoshi Matsuyama - $2,500

Anupama Bhimavarapu - $2,500

Jordan Leef - $500

 

Scholarship Winners - 2002

Ilenna Elman - $2,500

Irina Litvak - $500