STONEHAM — Superintendent David Ljungberg is pleased to announce that Stoneham Public Schools has received a generous donation of $50,000 to support scholarships for graduating Stoneham High School students.
The Dimmick family donated $25,000 to the Dimmick Family Scholarship and $25,000 to the Eric Dimmick Memorial Scholarship. Each scholarship fund will award $1,000 annually. The scholarships are intended to be awarded to two driven students each year who are pursuing education beyond high school.
The memorial scholarship was established in honor of Eric Dimmick, a Stoneham native who graduated from Stoneham High School in 1990 and passed away in 2017. Despite moving to Colorado as an adult, he continued to cheer for Boston sports teams and was an avid skier and bicyclist in the Rocky Mountains.
The Dimmick Family Scholarship was created in 2016,while the Eric Dimmick Memorial Scholarship was created following his passing.
Both scholarships were established by Dimmick’s parents, the late Howard Dimmick, and his widow, Carole Dimmick, and will help fund the educational needs of graduates from Stoneham High School – where Howard Dimmick taught for 40 years. Upon Howard’s passing, Carole Dimmick expressed a desire to fund each of the scholarships for the next 25 years, which this donation makes possible.
Howard was an earth science and biology teacher in Stoneham for the entirety of his teaching career, and also served as a scout leader in Stoneham and his native Holden, Massachusetts. In addition, he founded the Alpenhof Ski Club for Stoneham teens, leading groups on trips to New Hampshire, Vermont, Canada and Colorado — even serving as bus driver during each trip.
These donations reflect the love of education shared by the Dimmick family.
“On behalf of the entire school district, I would like to thank Carole Dimmick for this generous donation on behalf of Howard and Eric, and for her and her entire family’s longstanding commitment to Stoneham and its students,” said Superintendent Ljungberg.