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Promoting Reading in Our Community

Maurine Rose & Carroll Gerard Donnelly Memorial Scholarship

The Maurine Rose and Carroll Gerard Donnelly Memorial Scholarship is open to high school students who have been accepted into a two- or four-year college. The scholarship is open to Center Moriches Free Public Library cardholders only. One scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded.

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Essay Criteria

  • Theme: How the library has had an impact on my life personally or educationally.
  • Typed essay no longer than 500 words.
  • Include your library card number on the essay.
  • DO NOT include your name.

The scholarship recipient will be honored and presented their award at a reception at the Center Moriches Library on a date to be determined later.

About Maurine Rose & Carroll Gerard Donnelly

Maurine Rose Donnelly was a founding member of the Friends of the Center Moriches Library. She was a passionate volunteer for the FOL and was known for enriching lives by leading poetry groups and beautifying the property with a gardening club. She was employed as the Library’s publicist for many years until her retirement.

Hired in 1964, Maurine’s husband, Carroll Gerard Donnelly, was the first Library Director and oversaw the construction of the new library that is located at 235 Main Street. The library grew and thrived under his leadership until his sudden passing in 1990.

Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly’s dedication and commitment to the library has left a mark in history. Their hard work will be remembered and honored through this scholarship.