NECC Scholarship Recipients Announced
More than 200 Northern Essex Community College students, from over 30 area communities, were awarded approximately $200,000 in scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year.
“Our students are deeply appreciative of the many generous individuals and organizations that make these scholarships possible,” said Jean Poth, vice president of institutional advancement. “For many of our students, a scholarship is what allows them to stay in school.”
Scholarships range from $250 to $5,000 and come from a variety of sources, including private donors, memorial donations, local businesses, and private foundations.
There were several new scholarships this year; the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence Anthony J. Sakowich Scholarship, Kendall Smith Memorial Scholarship, Women of NECC Scholarship in Memory of Catherine Yameen, Women of NECC Scholarship in Memory of Ann Bride.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence Anthony J. Sakowich Scholarship honors the memory of Andover’s Anthony J. Sakowich, a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence.
The Kendall Smith Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Kendall Smith, a longtime NECC Foundation, Inc. Board member and retired President of Pentucket Bank. “His volunteer time and charitable contributions benefited numerous charities throughout the Greater Haverhill Community. His many honors and awards recognized selfless acts serving the needs of people from various ages and all walks of life,” said Poth.
The Women of NECC decided to award two of their scholarships in honor of two longtime members Ann Bride of Andover and Catherine Yameen of North Andover who passed away earlier this year.
“Establishing a scholarship can be a very appropriate way of honoring an individual,” said Poth. “A scholarship also is a very effective way of giving back to the community since the great majority of our students are from the Merrimack Valley.”
If you are interested in establishing a scholarship, please contact Poth at 978 556-3624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of the scholarship recipients.