Born in Brockton, Judge Robert S. Prince was a graduate of Brockton High and Boston University Law School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and returned to practice law in downtown Brockton. He was Clerk of Courts for the Superior Court of Plymouth County for 19 years, became the sitting judge of the Quincy District Court in 1971, and was ultimately appointed to the Superior Court in 1974.
Judge Prince enjoyed the respect and admiration of his colleagues in the courts, his friends, and family. He officially retired in 1988 with an abundant sense of gratitude for all that life had given him. With that good fortune came a responsibility to give back. His active hobby was service to others, and he provided leadership, counsel, and support to many organizations and charitable groups in the greater Brockton area.
The Goddard Foundation was one of those fortunate organizations, so following his death in 2010 the Judge Robert S. Prince Scholarship was established in recognition of his selfless, life-long dedication to helping others. It is awarded to greater Brockton area students who show a commitment to community service and exhibit real dedication to a service-based
Judge Robert S. Prince
- The Judge Robert S. Prince Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate Junior or Senior in college OR a graduate school student or applicant who has been accepted for admission to graduate school.
- Applicants must be a United States citizen or documented legal resident, and a resident of Brockton or one of the surrounding communities of Easton, Stoughton, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, or West Bridgewater.
- The selected student will be one who has shown exemplary commitment to community service on a local, regional, national, or international level, and who has exhibited dedication to a career path which is service-based.
- United States citizen or documented legal resident
Judge Robert S. Prince Scholarship Application completed, dated and signed
- Most recent Official Academic Transcript
500 - 600 word essay (Topic: Why you have chosen to pursue a service-oriented career, and what you plan to do with your degree or certification upon completion of your education.)
- Resume and/or bio of applicant
- Three letters of recommendation from non-family members
- Submit Scholarship Application to: The Goddard Foundation, c/o Maria Unda, Executive Director, 130 Liberty Street – Unit 12, Brockton, MA 02301
- The scholarship winner will be notified by mail.
- The scholarship will be awarded based on a review of applications by The Goddard Foundation Scholarship Committee. The winner of the scholarship shall be chosen at the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee.
- It shall be at the sole discretion of the Committee whether to award this scholarship on an annual basis.