Each year The Nashua Historical Society awards the Edmund M. Keefe Memorial Scholarship to one graduating high school senior who resides in Nashua. Applications and instructions for the 2021 scholarship are now available. The deadline to submit an application, transcript and reference letter is April 8, 2021.
Edmund Keefe lived to be 101 years old and lived most of his life in Nashua. He began a career in education in 1929 by teaching history at the Nashua Senior High School. In 1945 he became principal of the high school and went on to be the Superintendent of Schools for the City of Nashua in 1958. After his retirement in 1973, he served eight terms as a State Representative for the City of Nashua.
Mr. Keefe was an active volunteer at The Nashua Historical Society. His favorite volunteer assignment was to escort elementary school students through the museum and explain the exhibits. He also served on the Board of Directors and at one point as President of the Society.
The Society began a scholarship in 1986. The name of the scholarship was changed after Mr. Keefe’s death to honor his commitment to education, to history and to the Society.
For Additional Scholarship Information: Contact the Education Committee at (603) 883-0015 or
Must be a Nashua resident and a high school senior.
Must be planning on enrolling in a degree program at an institution of higher education (technical school, college, or university). It is preferred that the student have an interest in history or a related field, but not required.
Applicant must complete the application form below or click here to print out out an application form that can be mailed in.
Request the high school forward a transcript of grades including class rank, if available.
Provide one letter of recommendation from a school faculty member.
The transcript and letter of recommendation need to be mailed to The Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott Street, Nashua, NH 03064 or emailed to .
Deadline for submitting all information is the second Thursday of April which is Thursday, April 8, 2021. Materials received after that date will not be considered.