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.
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.