Scholarships

2018 Scholarship Winners 

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SCHOLARSHIP 2016 CEREMONY

2016 SCHOLARSHIP HOLDERS

Elizabeth M.

Scholarship Reception

Essex County Youth Building

Topsfield, MA

June 28, 2016

Elizabeth M. of Peabody, MA was selected for an Essex County Youth Foundation Leadership Scholarship. She is receiving the Charles and Dorothy Blanchard Memorial Scholarship. Elizabeth is a graduate of Essex Tech High School. She plans to attend the University of New Hampshire and major in Veterinary Technology. She has always loved animals and has already received veterinary training through her agricultural school. It is noteworthy that at that school, only top students are allowed to challenge this program. While attending this school Elizabeth won Perfect Attendance Awards, Honors Awards, a Highest Honors Award, and a Work Ethic Award.

Elizabeth's teachers describe her as personable, intelligent and hard worker. She faces challenges head on and is able to work through situations that others would find overwhelming. She is further described by her church as a naturally caring person with a strong helping orientation. They confirm her participation in many community service events over the past several years.

Elizabeth attributes many of her leadership skills to the increasing responsibilities she took on in her passion for dancing. she has been dancing for over 16 years and a member of Chiampa Dance Center since 2007. She has been a studio demonstrator since age 9. She graduated as an instructor from a 3 year program at a Dance Teachers Training School in Boston. Elizabeth has actually been part of an excellent performance with the Chiampa Dance Center group in our Youth Building during every Topsfield Fair since 2012.

Bethany S.

Scholarship Reception

Essex County Youth Building

Topsfield, MA

June 28, 2016

Bethany S. of Peabody, MA was selected for an Essex County Youth Foundation Scholarship. She is receiving the Harold and Doris Cleary Memorial Leadership Scholarship. Bethany graduated from Bedford High School and plans to study Environmental Science. She has been accepted to Maine Machias 2+2 Environmental Studies. Bethany is currently a Senior Cadet in the MA-791st Bedford Air Force Junior ROTC and has been there for 3 years. She says she learned many valuable lessons in the program along with doing many community service events. She has also been a member of Great Scott's 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Club. She serves in the Club as the Hospitality Officer and as a Junior Leader in the Junior Leader Cabinet. Her experience in the JROTC has helped with the leadership that is required in the Club. Bethany's JROTC instructor describes Bethany as "Head and Shoulders" above her peers in military knowledge and bearing. He says she has an innate ability to operate at level well above expectations. She won the General Military Excellence Award and her instructor noted that no-one else was even close. She is also the only Cadet to win the Outstanding Cade (Female) on 2 consecutive years. Bethany has been further described as persistent, passionate and dedicated to improving herself and those around her. The JROTC sees her as an achiever and excepts that she will excel in college as she did in their program.  

Gregory N.

Scholarship Reception

Essex County Youth Building

Topsfield, Ma

June 28, 2016

Gregory N. of Lawrence, MA was selected for an Essex County Youth Foundation Scholarship. He is blind and is receiving the Ormond and Minetta Scott Memorial Challenge Scholarship. Gregory graduated in the top 10% of his class from Humanities and Leadership High School in Lawrence, MA. He has been accepted to the Salem State University where he plans on pursuing a degree in psychology. His teachers and councilor describe him as highly intelligent, ambitious and hardworking. They note that he exhibits perseverance and intergrity. Along with integrity they further describe him as being polite, respectful and having humility. One teacher explains that he had no experience in teaching the blind but was greatly helped by Gregory. Gregory has volunteered for kitchen staff at the CORUNUM Meal Center and as a Youth Worker at the YMCA. He is also on the Step Team in JROTC. 

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