The Sarah C. Pickering Scholarship
Inaugurated at the Annual Meeting on June 15, 2008, the Sarah C. Pickering Scholarship was created in keeping with the Pickering Foundation’s mission to be a vital community educational resource where history, preservation, and the Pickering family’s story come to life.
Every year since, the Board of Trustees has elected to give away a yearly scholarship to a student at Salem High School who has shown interest in the study of American history and has a solid understanding of the significance of history in our society. Each year’s scholar is selected by the History Department at Salem High School.
The Scholarship was named after the late Sarah C. (“Sally”) Pickering, a longtime resident of the Pickering House and a beloved member of the Salem community, who passed away in January 2008. Wife of John Pickering X, Sally and her family moved into the Pickering House in 1967, becoming the 10th generation to reside there and making the home the oldest house in American to be continuously occupied by the same family.
Here is the roster of our Sarah C. Pickering Scholars:
2008 Anne Brooke Grasberger
2009 Vanessa Marshall
2010 Sean Lineham
2011 Sabrina Bazile
2012 Jaclyn Jermyn
2013 Will McCarthy & Emma Wiliamson
2014 Sophie Leiton Toomey
2015 Autumn Pattison & Bridget Ayers
2016 Sophia Blake
2017 Amanda Jimenez
2018 William Mohler
2019 Gwendolyn Robinson
2020 Jillian Flynn
2021 Nathalie Wessell
2022 Christa Stewart