Dan Pires Memorial Scholarship

Dan Pires was a beloved beat reporter for the Standard Times covering the New England Patriots starting with the Drew Bledsoe era through three Super Bowl championships.  He died unexpectedly in June of 2008 at the age of 52.  Dan was loved and respected by fellow journalists and the Patriots players.  The Dan Pires Memorial Scholarship was established by retired New England Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light through the Light Foundation.

Sponsored by the light foundation

Thanks to the Light Foundation we have two scholarships which will be awarded to high school seniors from one of the high schools in the Greater New Bedford area.  The recipient should be a student of high integrity and has made a volunteer contribution to his/her school or community. 

Preference will be given to a student who intends to major in journalism or who has written for school or community newspapers.

The scholarships will be awarded at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford's Steak & Burger Dinner in November.

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