For graduating seniors from Worcester Diocesan Schools and Worcester County public schools (excluding Worcester Public Schools) who are pursuing a college program in accounting, finance, management, computer science, education or health-related field.

Scholarship Information

Student Type

Only graduating high school seniors are eligible for this scholarship


Non-Renewable (one-time award)


Every year

Scholarship Requirements


Any city or town in Worcester County (located in central MA)

High School

Worcester Diocesan High Schools (Holy Name Central Catholic Jr/Sr High School, St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School, St. Peter-Marian Central Catholic High School) or any Worcester County public school, except Worcester Public Schools

College Field of Study

Accounting, finance, management, computer science, education, or health-related field

Other Requirements or Preference

Preference to students who have demonstrated involvement in after school activities such as community service or employment

Ken and Pat Jones Scholarship Fund

In 2014, Ken and Pat Jones established a donor advised fund at the Foundation because they felt fortunate in their own lives and wanted to make a commitment to sharing their good fortune with others. In 2018, after realizing that their philanthropic priorities leaned strongly towards supporting students to attain higher education, the Jones’ transitioned their fund into a scholarship fund.

The Ken and Pat Jones Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors from Diocesan Catholic Schools and public schools within Worcester County (not including those within the City of Worcester). Recipients of the award are students who plan to study in the fields of education, health, computer science, or business.

Born and raised in Worcester, Ken and Pat were married in 1977. They both attended college as adults while juggling work and family commitments. As a family, the Jones’ prioritized hard work, the benefits of education, and the importance of “practicing what they preached” with regard to giving back to the community that played a role in their own successes.

Motivated by their experiences, the Jones’ established this scholarship to aid students who are committed to pursuing higher education and contributing positively to society.