Please come join us to celebrate K. Matt Benting’s life and to raise money for the “Kenneth Matthew Benting Memorial Scholarship Fund.” The Kenneth Mathew Benting Scholarship Fund is to award scholarships to deserving senior student(s) at Pembroke High School and a high school senior from Hope Floats in Kingston, MA to attend college in order to assist in achieving potential life goals. Assisting others in making their dream of attending a college or university a reality, is the main goal of the scholarship committee.
The Kenneth Mathew Benting Scholarship Fund is a Tax Exempt Nonprofit Organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The purpose of the fund is to award scholarships to deserving senior student(s) at Pembroke High School and a high school senior from Hope Floats in Kingston, MA to attend college in order to assist in achieving potential life goals. Assisting others in making their dream of attending a college or university a reality, is the main goal of the scholarship committee.
Hope Floats is a bereavement and educational center for individuals and families who are grieving or facing other life challenges. Hope Floats mission is to help people cope with loss, support their healing, and nurture their physical and emotional well-being.
In addition to the scholarships we will be working with Pembroke Youth Sports to provide a limited number of registration fee and/or equipment to children who cannot afford to play. The fund will also provide a limited quantity of gifts and toys to underprivileged children from Hope Floats during the holiday season.
The Committee, in making scholarships available, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or national/ethnic origin. Recipients are encouraged to contribute to the Fund when their incomes allow in order to extend the legacy of Kenneth Mathew Benting.
The fund was established in 2016 by Matt’s friends and family as a vehicle to keep Matt’s memory alive and to celebrate the many successes he had in his life. Matt was 20 years old, of Pembroke MA, passed away on 6/10/2016, shortly after doing one of his favorite things in life-playing hockey. Matthew recently finished his sophomore year, studying Criminal Justice at Bridgewater State University to enhance his dream of becoming a Law Enforcement Officer. He also recently participated in an internship at the Norwell Police Department. He was a member of the BSU hockey team.
Matt consistently shared his appreciation and affection for others. He played football, hockey and baseball at PHS. He was truly an amazing young man with a wonderful future ahead of him but his life was cut terribly short. Matt believed in the movement of “Prove People Wrong” to defy the odds. It is a movement that serves as inspiration and a constant reminder that success is a choice; that hard work and determination can overcome even the most daunting obstacles.