Joseph A. Sarno Memorial Scholarship Foundation

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Billerica Scholarship Foundation

Town of Billerica Tax ID Number   04-6001989
Text Box: The Joseph A. Sarno Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 in memory of  Mr. Sarno (Joe) to perpetuate his legacy of helping students reach their full potential. 

Joe Sarno’s tenure in the Billerica School System spanned 27 years. His career included Howe Jr. High School math teacher, football coach, and guidance counselor. 
Eventually he went on to serve as 
Billerica Memorial High School Vice Principal. 

An annual award of $1,000 was given to a student who demonstrated the most significant growth in character and academics during his or her high school years. If at the beginning of a high school career a student was failing or at the point of dropping out, turned their life around and by graduation was at a point they felt they’d be successful in college, they were encouraged to apply. 
This is where Mr. Sarno’s heart was, and so it is that this award asserts 

"Success is not only determined by academic achievement. 
Success is also a measure of how well one traverses life challenges." 



At the 2018 awards ceremony, the Foundation will gift a final three awards 
in Mr. Sarno’s memory. 
After twenty nine years this decision did not come easily.
It’s been a wonderful journey with wonderful people. 
I will continue to support the Billerica Scholarship Foundation. 
I hope you will also.