The Sudbury Foundation recently awarded Atkinson Scholarships to 15 outstanding high school seniors. They include:
Ethan del Rosario, Michaella DeSantis, Julie Eagan, Kyle Hammond, Allison Kim, Stephen Kossuth, Ranen Leung, Hayden Merrill, Jordan Otten, Katherine Palmer, Nayeli Pizarro, Ari Roth, Cailin Sallese, Madeleine Stephan and Sarah Synan.
Fourteen of the recipients will graduate from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and one, Sarah Synan, will graduate from Maynard High School.
The Atkinson Scholarship Program was established 25 years ago to recognize local students with financial need, academic promise and the capacity to make a meaningful contribution to society. Recipients receive $5,000 in scholarship assistance and an opportunity to reapply for support each year of their undergraduate academic career.
These students were selected because they embody the qualities valued by former Sudbury residents Herbert and Esther Atkinson, who established the Foundation in 1952 and for whom the scholarship is named.
“The Atkinsons were a modest couple who believed in private giving for the public good,” said Executive Director Marilyn Martino. “They were particularly interested in helping young people attend college. This year’s recipients were selected because of the promise they showed us through the rigorous application and interview process. We are delighted to welcome them into the Atkinson program and are pleased to entrust them with the Atkinsons’ legacy.”
This year the Foundation was also able to support an additional six, equally impressive, students with one-time Sudbury Foundation Scholarships. They include:
Grant Bordner, Erin Campbell, Michael Cavanaugh, Madison Cirillo, Aidan Hickey, and Gladys Manzira
Four of the Sudbury Foundation Scholarship recipients will graduate from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and two, Madison Cirillo and Erin Campbell, will graduate from Hudson High School.
“It goes without saying that these are all hard-working, diligent students who value education and the opportunities they’ve been afforded,” Martino said. “But beyond that, they are caring citizens who are poised to make a difference in the world.”
Congratulations and good luck to all!
Top (L-R): Ethan del Rosario, Michaella DeSantis, Julie Eagan, Kyle Hammond, Allison Kim
Middle (L-R): Stephen Kossuth, Ranen Leung, Hayden Merrill, Jordan Otten, Katherine Palmer
Bottom: (L-R) Nayeli Pizarro, Ari Roth, Cailin Sallese, Madeleine Stephan and Sarah Synan.