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Westford students awarded merit scholarships


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WESTFORD — 10 Westford students have received awards for their college education from the Scholarship and Grant Committee.

84 applicants applied for $10,000 in awards from the committee, which oversees Scholarship Fund and Arts and Technology Fund.

Nine students from Westford Academy and one student from Nashoba Valley Technical High School each received a $1,000 award. A scholarship committee from each school distributes awards to students based on their merit and financial need.

Ceremonies were held on May 28 for Nashoba Tech and May 31 for Westford Academy.

Westford Academy recipients 

Joshua Bearfield – Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Kyle Fan – Case Western Reserve University

Josh Forty – Marquette University

Ben Jones – Bentley University

Sophia Keang – University of Pennsylvania

Kiersten O’Connell – University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

Ava Sidelinger – Suffolk University

Madison Walsh – Stony Brook University

Ande Xin – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nashoba Tech recipient 

Chloe Greenslade – Merrimack College

How to donate

Awards are provided from donations from residents. Residents can donate online or in person at Town Hall through a check payable to the Town of Westford.

Residents can also submit a donation to the Scholarship Fund when submitting their taxes on a field on the back of their tax forms.

Donation field on tax form. (Photo/submitted)

Committee members note that though they do not outright fundraise for the Scholarship Fund, they hope to make residents aware of how to donate during tax season.

“We’re not a fundraising committee. We can only tell people where to donate, it’s on the back of their tax form,” Kristi Bates, chair of the Scholarships and Grants Committee told WestfordCAT.

Bates noted that approximately $9,000 remains in the fund, which she hopes could be used for additional scholarships next year.

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Ben Domaingue
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