Established in 2015, the mission of the Head, Heart and Hand Scholarship Fund is to provide additional financial support to qualifying families where there is demonstrated need and the typical financial aid award is simply not enough. This fund serves our current families and aims to make a Nantucket Lighthouse School education a possibility for as many children in the community as we can accommodate regardless of their financial situation. We are dedicated to raising the funds for this program annually so that students who receive additional support through this program will be able to continue to receive appropriate assistance as they continue their Lighthouse education.

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Grants are awarded to families who demonstrate a need and align with our school’s mission and educational philosophy. Families who receive funding through the Head, Heart and Hand Scholarship Fund have to apply for the aid each year, and while it is our hope that their financial situation improves, we will remain committed to supporting the family throughout their entire time at Nantucket Lighthouse School as long as there is a demonstrated need.


In 2015, $35,000 was raised for the Head, Heart and Hand Scholarship Fund. A special thank you to the following donors:


Rainwater Charitable Foundation
The William Froelich Foundation


In 2016, at the Nantucket Garden Festival Garden Soirée – 20 guests raised their hands in support of our “fund the need” to raise money for the Head, Heart and Hand Scholarship Fund. $26,700 was raised that evening.  A special thank you to the following donors who participated that evening or have made a donation since, helping us raise a total of $36,700 thus far this year.


Anonymous (2),  Amanda Cross, Logan and Tiago Gomes, Beverly Hall and David Billings, Cary Hazlegrove and Andy Bullington, Denise and Jack Korngold, Mark Lucas and Sarah Holton-Roth, Mary Jane and William MacLean, Emily Miller and Schuyler Kuhl, Carol and Robert Miller, Joan and Timothy Moran, Marian and Russell Morash, Connie Mundy, Susan and Stephen O’Brien, Deborah Pilla and David Volpi, Kitty and Tom Pochman,  Bee and Lowell Shay,  Linda and Craig Spery and Barbara and Kyle Zachary.