The Cape Cod Foundation recently awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to 140 local students from Cape Cod and the Islands who are beginning or continuing their higher education or pursuing certificate programs.
“This year we reached an important milestone by exceeding the half million-dollar mark in awards,” said Kristin O’Malley, President and CEO of The Cape Cod Foundation. “Clearly, our community values education and wants to provide students with resources and opportunities that will enrich their lives now and in the future.”
More than 200 people attended the annual reception in June at the Sea View in Dennis Port, where many scholarship donors and review committee members met the recipients in person for the first time.
Some of this year’s students will be pursuing degrees nearby at Cape Cod Community College and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Others will be venturing farther from home to study at Harvard, Dartmouth, Columbia, Northeastern, Boston College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and other fine colleges and universities throughout the United States. They will prepare for careers in business, law, engineering, medicine, politics, social work, environmental sciences, education, technology, and the arts.
The Cape Cod Foundation currently has more than 80 active scholarship funds totaling almost $10 million in principal that award scholarships annually to students in our region. Its partner, the Cape Cod Association, also awarded $440,000 to 297 students in June, bringing the total scholarships awarded from the two organizations to more than $940,000.
LOWER CAPE: Two recent high school graduates from the Lower Cape have plans to study marine engineering this fall. Madaket Nobili (Eastham) will attend Dartmouth College; Joshua Schofield (Brewster) will pursue his studies at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Both students received the Dorothy W. and Charles M. Campbell Scholarship of The Cape Cod Foundation. Priscilla Isner, the Campbell’s niece, attended the Cape Cod Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Awards in June with her granddaughter to meet and congratulate the scholarship recipients.
MID CAPE: Joan Shostak (middle) met the 2018 recipients of the Shostak Scholarship, Sydney Berkeley of Yarmouth (left) and Arthur Kopellas of Orleans (right) at The Cape Cod Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Awards in June. Berkeley plans to major in art at Maine College of Art; Kopellas will study Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State University.
UPPER CAPE: Nathan LeBrun of Falmouth received three scholarships at The Cape Cod Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Awards in June: The Cape Cod Foundation Scholarship, the Cape Cod Hospitality Marketing Association (CCMHA) Scholarship, and the Cape Cod Restaurants, Inc. Scholarship. LeBrun, shown here with CCMHA committee members Jill Talladay and Karen Rose Brown, will be attending Johnson and Wales University to pursue a degree in the hospitality industry.
PHOTO CREDIT: Julia Cumes