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Scholarship Title: Robert P. Thimot Scholarship

Class: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior | Need/Merit: Need | Enrollment: Full Time
FAFSA needed: Yes | Renewable: No
Residency: Hudson, Massachusetts
Eligibility: High school graduates from Hudson, Massachusetts, with preference for students pursuing a degree in Engineering.

Description: Established to provide for multiple purposes including supporting students with financial need: from Hudson, MA and the descendants of Eugene and Helen Carbone and George and Jessie Thimot. Additional funding is provided for the S.T.E.P. Program in Boston, MA and for the Holy Child Day Home in Reno, NV. The University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. and the Financial Aid Office on the Amherst Campus will follow specific criteria outlined in the gift agreement.

Scholarship Legacy Information: This scholarship was established by Robert P. and Barbara A. Thimot. George Thimot, Jr. is Robert's twin brother. From Robert's obituary: "Robert Peter (Bob) Thimot, 84, passed away in 2013 having been predeceased by his wife Barbara. Bob and Barbara retired to Reno in 1985 because he loved fly fishing, shooting craps, and poker. They quickly adopted Reno as their home and became enthusiastic westerners. Wanting to give something back to his hometown back east, Bob established the Robert P. Thimot Scholarship at his alma mater the University of Massachusetts for graduates of Hudson High School. He and Barbara were also generous donors to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation and set up the Robert & Barbara Thimot Scholarship at Truckee Meadows Community College. Bob and his twin brother George were born in 1929 in Boston, the sons of the late George and Jesse Thimot. He joined the army after attending Hudson High School in Hudson, Massachusetts and served in Korea. He attended the University of Massachusetts on the GI Bill, graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Out of college he worked for Chrysler in Michigan and earned a Masters in Automotive Engineering from the Chrysler Institute. He went back to Hudson to work with his father and founded the Hudson Lock Company. He oversaw the growth of the Company from a small start-up to a 600 employee manufacturer that in its heyday produced 15 million locks a year. After retiring to Reno, he and Barbara travelled extensively. When home, he could usually be found thigh deep in a promising trout stream or at a local hold em tournament."

How to Apply: Online Application (see field below)
Application Instructions: In order to be considered for this scholarship, please complete the General Application using the link below. This is not an application specific to this scholarship. By completing the General Application, you will automatically be considered for several scholarships awarded by Financial Aid. Students must be intending to enroll for the following semester in order to be considered for Financial Aid scholarships.
Online Application:

Scholarship Coordinator
Financial Aid Services

Thank You Letter Salutation
Please address your thank you letter to:
Mr. Thimot