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Richard J. Connor Award

Each Spring, the Friends of the Sandwich Public Library sponsors the Richard J. Connor Award in the amount of $2,500. The award will go to a graduating senior residing in Sandwich, regardless of where he or she goes to school, and who is continuing his or her education as a full-time student at a fully accredited institution. Home schooled students are eligible to apply. This award honors the Library's former director, Richard J. Connor, and our intent is to provide financial assistance towards the purchase of the recipient's textbooks for his/her continuing education. In the Spring, applications will be available to download and print, or picked up at your school's guidance office and at the Sandwich Public Library. Students are required to submit a typed essay, along with their completed application.

2021 Award Winner

Parker Hunt

Parker Hunt Richard J Connor 2021

Attended Sandwich High School

Attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Past Award Winners


Jacob Swenson

2020 Richard Connor

Attended Sandwich High School

Attending George Washington University - Honors College

Major - Political Science and Economics



Joseph Rotonda

2019 Richard Connor

Attended Upper Cape Regional Technical High School

Attending University of Oklahoma

Major - College of Atmospheric and Geologic Sciences



Caroline Breen

Attended Sandwich High School

Attending Curry College

Major - Nursing

Matthew Aguiar

Stugis Charter School

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Major - Computer Engineering

2018 Richard Connor

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