We were delighted to host our newest Atkinson recipients, their families and invited guests at our annual recognition breakfast on Friday, April 28, 2017.
The reception, held in our Community Meeting Room at the Grange Hall, recognized the following Lincoln-Sudbury Regional school seniors:
Joe Gilberto, Olivia Silva, Emma Silva, Mahek Ramani, Sammi Chen, Melody Phu, Neandre Fernandes, Rebecca Cohen, Jack Parker, Deven Pathak, Meredith Ackley, Brenna Sherrer, Megan Chunias and Stephen Kurtz.
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 Atkinson were a modest couple who believed in private giving for the public good,” said Executive Director Marilyn Martino. “Their generosity has helped more than 300 students attend college since the program began in 1996. We are delighted to welcome the latest group of bright, talented students into the Atkinson program and are pleased to entrust them with the Atkinsons’ legacy.”
In recognizing the students, Sudbury Foundation Trustees Jill Stansky, Dian Quinn, Steve Richmond and Susan Iuliano noted their many contributions, both in and out of school, including a host of community service and leadership activities and initiatives.
“It goes without saying that the 15 recipients are all diligent students who value education and the opportunities they’ve been afforded in Sudbury,” Stansky said. “But beyond that, they are caring citizens who are poised to make a difference in the world.”
Atkinson Scholarship recipients receive $5,000 in scholarship assistance and an opportunity to reapply for aid each year of their undergraduate academic career.