Frank Hoenshell Memorial Scholarship

Each year we will be giving away SIX Frank Hoenshell Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to a senior in high school.

Who is Frank Hoenshell?

Frank Hoenshell was an amazing man who had the ability to take something positive away from even the most negative experiences. He was a self made man who went through life earning everything he had, nothing was ever handed to him on a silver platter. Through his life he made mistakes and fell down but he always got up, stronger and more determined than ever. He always put his family first, nothing was more important to him than his wife and children.

How to submit?

We are not looking for your resume, but instead looking for submissions that demonstrate your ability to be like Frank. Did you do something in your life and walk away a better person? Have you gained satisfaction from something you have done without having to be publicly recognized for it? Why did you do something to help someone else, not just what you did.

The essays should be submitted to Kristen's Ride 92 Colonial Drive Littleton Mass 01460 (not limited to Littleton, MA residents).

Importants dates and details

  • The final date to submit will be March 1, 2020.
  • IMPORTANT: Please include two copies, one with your name on it and one without. We will have a group of Kristen's Ride's helpers read and select our winners.
  • Winners will be announced by April 1, 2020.
  • We would like all our winners to be present at our ride to receive their scholarship.

2019 Winner Announcement

We are happy to announce the six winners of the 2019 Frank Hoenshell Memorial Scholarships. Congratulations to all recipients:

  • Madison Pinard
  • Samantha Rassias
  • Emma Beers
  • Cora Shearer
  • Marissa Carco
  • Brian O'Donoghue


We invite all our winners to attend the Kristen’s Ride to receive their scholarship on July 28, 2019.

Big thanks to our Kristen’s Ride helpers who took on this challenging task of reading through many amazing essays that we received this year and selecting our winners.

Thank you to EVERYONE who submitted the essays this year.

Frank Hoenshell Memorial Scholarships over the years

  • Madison Pinard
  • Samantha Rassias
  • Emma Beers
  • Cora Shearer
  • Marissa Carco
  • Brian O'Donoghue
Congratulations 2018 Winners!
  • Mitchell Crory, LHS
  • Emma Hamilton, LHS
  • Brady Hunt, LHS
  • Brianna Sapienza, Parker
  • Zach Sundquist, LHS
  • Katelyn White, LHS
  • Hunter Miller
  • Kevin O’Donoghue
  • Maggie Morey
  • Jen LeClair
  • Anthony Rausa
  • Zach Barlett
  • Adam Chiodo
  • Katie Bradford
  • Ruth Ballard
  • Jason Traim
Frank Hoenshell

Frank Hoenshell

Francis “Frank” Hoenshell, 47, of Littleton died at his home on March 26th, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Marlborough on December 2, 1968 son of Leslie and Margaret (Harney) Hoenshell of Stow. He grew up in Stow and was a graduate of Minuteman Tech and attended Quinsigamond College. Frank worked as a carpenter for over 30 years and ran his own company F.H. Custom Carpentry. He also owned and operated Hoenshell Trucking and F.H. Construction LLC for many years. He was a member of St. Anne’s Church, loved snowmobiling and camping. He especially liked motorcycling and co-founded Kristen’s Ride. Nothing was more important to Frank than his wife and four children, whom he cherished. The most important thing to Frank was to be a Husband first and a Daddy always.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Elizabeth (Lizotte) Hoenshell of Littleton, his children, Cathryn, Hannah, Kristen and Thomas Hoenshell all of Littleton. Besides his parents, he is survived by his sisters Rosanna Chiodo and her husband Frank, Jr,. Carolyn Finney and her husband Gregg of Pennsylvania, Mary Alden and her husband Bruce of Littleton, his brothers, Joseph Hoenshell and Lee LeClair of Littleton, John Hoenshell and Bill Hoenshell and his wife Andrea of Stow, Matt Hoenshell of Maine, Tim Hoenshell and his wife Cindy of Georgia.

He is also survived by sisters-in-law Barbara Souza and Glenn of Westport, Marjorie Lombardi of Somerset, and Patti Haggerty and Lee of Winchester. Brother-in law Bill Peters of Littleton and father-in –law Thomas Lizotte of Westport, mother-in-Law the late Barbara A. Lizotte, and father-in-law the late William Peters and Jane of Marlborough. Beloved Uncle of several nieces and nephews.


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