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Matt Alsfeld was a good student, but he wasn’t top academically of his class. Matt loved football, but he wasn’t the quarterback. Matt played in the band, but he wasn’t the section leader.

However, everyone knew him – because he was a friend to all. 

In honoring Matt, The Matt Alsfeld Award recognizes students who demonstrate a genuine caring for other people. The Scholarship Award is given in the form of a $1,000 check, made out to the award recipient, and may be use towards the student’s unique secondary education plan and goals. This includes but is not limited to tuition, books, supplies, equipment, and/or tools.

application deadline:
May 1, 2023

Graduation Caps
Image by Niklas Ohlrogge

2020 Award Recipient
Nicole Dugas - Ponaganset Class of 2020

On May 28, 2020, Nicole Dugas was virtually presented The Matt Alsfeld Award.  Nicole wrote an essay about wanting to be a nurse, and how the experience of caring for her Grandpa influenced her decision.


Matt was a person who placed the highest value on treating other people with care and respect, so the usual benchmarks for achievement didn’t apply to him. That’s why Matt’s award is for a student whose crowning achievement is humanity. The Fund was honored to have been given a glimpse into Nicole's life, and have no doubt that she will bring empathy and comfort to her future patients and their families.

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