It is with profound sadness we tell you of the passing of Jay Rothberg, Michael Rothberg’s father, on August 20, 2020. 


Jay’s kind and generous nature will never be forgotten, particularly by those within the Sharon community who witnessed firsthand his unflagging and tireless efforts to keep Michael’s memory alive through memorial college scholarships, book scholarships and social programs for the needy. 


Our deepest condolences are extended to his loving wife, Iris, and their daughter Rhonda Rothberg Dizney and all of the Rothberg family.




The 2021 Scholarships were awarded on May 29, 2021. CLICK HERE to see pictures of the winning students.

The Michael C. Rothberg September 11th Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Michael Rothberg, Sharon High School Class of 1980, whose extraordinary life was cut short on September 11, 2001, by the World Trade Center tragedy. These awards, conceived and organized by Michael’s high school classmates, family and friends, is dedicated to preserving and celebrating his heroic legacy, ethical commitment and service to community.


In May 2021, the scholarship committee awarded a number of merit-based scholarship to members of Sharon High School’s graduating class who exemplifies in his or her own way Michael’s academic promise, integrity, and service to the community. 

Click on the "Past Winners" tab above to see the current and all the past winners of the Michael C. Rothberg Scholarships

CLICK HERE to read a letter from Jon Lewitus, Assistant Recreation Director, Town of Sharon 

CLICK HERE for the latest tributes to Michael C. Rothberg on September 11, 2018

The essay at the link below is by Kara McDermott, who is the daughter of Matthew McDermott who worked with Michael. She was 3 years old on 9/11/2001. 

The McDermott family is a very special part of our family. I know it's not what we usually post but this is such a moving essay, I'd like to have it on the website to share with others.

There are also two essays from Matthew McDermott, Kara's brother, who was born 7 months after 9/11/2001. It is a touching tribute to his father, Matt, and our Michael after whom he is named. 

Iris Rothberg


CLICK HERE to read Kara's essay 

CLICK HERE to read Matthew's essays