SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The family of late Judge William J. Boyle has created an annual scholarship in his honor.
According to a news release sent to 22News, the annual scholarship of $1,000 is reflective of the educational pathway taken by Boyle. Applicants must be a graduating Putnam Vocational Technical Academy student who will attend Springfield Technical Community College the following fall.
Boyle studied and learned important life skills at Putnam according to his wife Rose Boyle.
It was more than history, math, and science. It was where he learned how to work with his hands in printing and graphic arts and he took full advantage of all the school offered. More importantly though, it was the teachers he had who really made a huge impact on his life and they continued to be some of his most-trusted mentors throughout his entire career.Rose Boyle
The scholarship will honor his legacy and allow a student who may be fighting financial problems like Boyle did himself, have the means to succeed in higher education. “The William J. Boyle Scholarship is the perfect way to honor his memory and help a student who may be in a similar situation live out their dreams,” said Rose Boyle.