The Sherman Historical Society (SHS) has awarded the Gloria A. Thorne Scholarship for 2009 to Zacharias Grob.

Zacharias is a graduate of New Milford High School and is now a sophomore at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where he is studying political science and German. He hopes to pursue a career in international law.

The scholarship honors the effort of Gloria A. Thorne, one of the society's most dedicated volunteers, who has given freely of her time and energy to support and grow the Sherman Historical Society's vision and mission.

Mr. Grob was selected on the basis of his "significant and continuing volunteer activities on behalf of the society," said Liz Mard, president of the SHS.

The Sherman Historical Society provides the Gloria A. Thorne Scholarship to a high school senior or an individual furthering their undergraduate education in a four-year college who has volunteered or is currently volunteering their time and support to the society.