We were delighted to host our newest Atkinson recipients, their families and invited guests at our annual recognition breakfast on Friday, May 1, 2015.
The reception, held in our Community Meeting Room at the Grange Hall, recognized the following students:
Willow Beccia, Matthew Bowler, Andrew Carlson, Haley Colpitts, Iyla Driggs, Carly Eiduson, Celia Feldberg, Rick Gangopadhyay, Vikram Gopal, Kevin Henderson, Scott Henderson, Sydney Miller, Nathan Pan-Doh, Eric Qin, Nicole Wilkinson, and Kimberly Yang.
Fifteen of the recipients will graduate from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in June. Ms. Beccia will graduate from Hudson High School.
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 Sharon Driscoll, Jill Stansky and Susan Iuliano, and staff member Tricia Brunner noted their many contributions, both in and out of school, including a host of community service and leadership activities and initiatives. “These are truly remarkable citizens and we have great expectations for what they will accomplish in the future,” Driscoll said.
Atkinson Scholarship recipients receive $5,000 in scholarship assistance and an opportunity to reapply for aid each year of their undergraduate academic career.