THE John b. finigan

The John B. Finigan Memorial Scholarship Fund was initiated by his family and friends to honor and commemorate John Finigan's life and the many contributions that he made to his community.

John Finigan was born in Concord in 1922. He lived his entire life in the Town of Concord, with the exception of the years he spent in the Army during World War II, and he exemplified a spirit of community participation and leadership throughout his life. John served the Town of Concord on many committees, including the Finance Committee and the Board of Selectman; he chaired the 1975 Bicentennial Celebration Committee; and he was named Concord's Honored Citizen in 1999. He participated in oral history projects for the National Park Service and the Concord Free Public Library, and he always enjoyed talking with Concord students to share his memories of Concord. He was proud to tell anyone who would listen that he was a product of the Concord Public Schools.

Award preference is given to Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) graduates who have demonstrated a commitment to community service, positive peer leadership, and to those who have excelled in Junior State, the CCHS equivalent of the debate team.