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Westborough Education Foundation Announces Scholarship Recipients

posted Oct 3, 2014, 4:12 PM by Todd Sullivan   [ updated Oct 3, 2014, 10:14 PM ]

The Westborough Education Foundation Awards Two Scholarships

The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 WEF Scholarships.  The recipients are Brendan Mitchell and Elizabeth Simmons.  Brendan is attending University of Sussex in Brighton, England and majoring in International Relations.  In addition to English, Brendan speaks fluent Spanish and French and will be studying Russian and Mandarin.  Ellie is studying at New York University in the Liberal Studies Program.  She has not declared a major yet, but will be studying the Humanities in general.  Ellie would like to study English Literature and minor in film or creative writing.  WEF wishes Brendan and Elizabeth continued success in their studies.

This is the first year that the Westborough Education Foundation has awarded two scholarships to graduates of Westborough High School.  The newly funded scholarships were established for students who go “above and beyond,” exhibit strong leadership qualities, are passionate about learning and have demonstrated creativity and innovation.  

The Westborough Education Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to fostering excellence and innovation in the Westborough public schools.  WEF is dedicated to providing financial support for projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster and stimulate creativity and enhance the excellence of academic experiences for Westborough students.  In addition, our purpose is to establish a permanent fund to support grant awards for innovative initiatives that are above and beyond the base curriculum requirements and are outside the scope of the Westborough School Department’s budget.  WEF supports academic programs at all levels of education across many disciplines including math, science, literacy, the arts, technology, history, and physical education.  These grants allow teachers and administrators to develop and implement innovative programs that are not covered by the regular school budget.  Since its inception in 1997, WEF has awarded over $250,000 in grants that support programs that benefit students in all grades.  For more information, visit WEF’s website at www.westborougheducationfoundation.com

If you have questions regarding this scholarship, please contact the Westborough Education Foundation, Maureen Johnson at maureenj1@verizon.net.