Anne L. Page Scholarship

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Anne L. Page

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The Anne L. Page Scholarship is administered annually by the Danvers Historical Society and funded by its members. This scholarship honors Anne L. Page, who opened the first kindergarten in Essex County at the Jeremiah Page House in Danvers Square. Around 1850 she opened a school for very young children between the ages of 3 to 6. She believed that in Plato’s words “. . . power of children’s love of play should be used in education”, and in Froebel’s philosophy of creating fun ways to learn. Anne, along with Elizabeth Peabody and Mary Mann, founded the American Froebel Union, to advance early childhood education. Preference will be given to those exhibiting innovation, community service, inclusivity, and program success.

Applicant must exhibit consistent participation in one or more of the following programs: Danvers High School Life Skills Program, The Danvers Best Buddies Chapter, Unified Basketball, Northeast ARC Friends of Special Olympics-Danvers Track & Field, Speech, OT, PT, DECA, and Student Assistantship Program.

Please briefly discuss the following questions: 1) A time in your life when creative play or playing a game/sports helped you learn a valuable skill and how. 2) One or two teachers (may remain anonymous) from your life who were most influential and why.3) The program(s) you have been involved in and how they contributed to your desire to pursue education after high school.

Application Procedure:
To apply for the Anne L. Page scholarship, create a Going Merry account, and search under “Local Scholarships”. Contact the Danvers High School Guidance Department with further questions.
For more information, please call 978-777-1666 or email