The David Noble Theis Memorial College Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Amount: $2,000.00
Eligibility: A Senior enrolled at Greenwich High School. The senior must be
interested in majoring in political science, international relations, government
affairs, public policy or anything relative to leadership and public service.
Requirement: Essay Completion
Start Date: January 1st of each year
Deadline: June 10th
Decision: July 31st

Submission Address: Acacia Lodge, P.O. 4663, Greenwich, CT 06830


The late Honorable David Noble Theis was a very passionate and patriotic resident of the Town of Greenwich. He expressed this passion and patriotism in several forms, whether it was by being a hard-working private citizen, a trust-worthy and positive friend, an intimate and selfless civil servant as Selectman of the Town of Greenwich, or by his membership in the Greenwich Masonic Lodge, Acacia No. 85. He loved his native town to the core and his countrymen always came first. In honor of Brother David Noble Theis’ passion for his local community and his deeply rooted love of country, write a three page essay on an historical event in the Town of Greenwich that had a lasting legacy or effect on the Town’s people and overall community. Essays crafted from original ideas and well informed material will be given primary consideration in this scholarship, however, below are three possible topics for the essay any contestant may choose to write upon:

– Who was Gen. Putnam and for what event in town is he famous?
– Who owned Putnam Cottage during the Revolution? What did Timothy Knapp do as tavern keeper that
caused great alarm?
– Who was Major-General Ebenezer Mead and where did his house move after the town purchased land to
build the high school?