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Richard J. Connor Award

Each Spring, the Friends of the Sandwich Public Library sponsors the Richard J. Connor Award. The award, in the amount of $5,000, will go to a graduating senior residing in Sandwich, regardless of where they go to school, and who is continuing their 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, course materials, or other expenses for their continuing education.

Applications will be available to download and print, or be 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.

2024 Richard J. Connor Award Application

The 2024 application deadline has now passed. Thank you for your participation. 


2023 Award Winner

Maili Sullivan 

2023 connor award winner Maili Sullivan

Attended Sandwich High School

Attending The University of Miami as a Health Science Major in the School of Nursing and Health Studies.

2022 Award Winner

Ellen Murray

Ellen Richard Connor 2022

Attended Sturgis Charter Public School

Attending Lehigh University as a Biology major and member of the Eckardt Scholars Honors Program

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

Sturgis Charter School

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Major - Computer Engineering

2018 Richard Connor

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