Dozens of Burlington High School graduates received scholarship funding from the Burlington Community Scholarship Committee, individual donors, and local organizations, in amounts as high as $10,000.
In total, students received 331 awards from 154 different donors, totalling almost $348,000.
Some awards are general: David Woodilla, who will be majoring in Applied Math at Brown University, received $2,000 from the Carl Cyr Award.
Others are specific: Valerie Kin and Inesh Parikh each received $2,000 from the Jack Blais Scholarship, which is for seniors residing in Burlington who are planning to major in science or engineering. Kin will be attending Tufts University and majoring in Human Factors Engineering; Parikh will be studying Behavioral Science at Northeastern University.
The highest awards went to Brian Conlon, who will be studying Mathematics at UMass Amherst: Conlon was awarded $10,000 from the AFL-CIO for his high score on the AFL-CIO History Exam.
“Every year I’m amazed by the students, what they’re majoring in, the colleges they’re attending,” said Support Services Coordinator Joe Attubato. “It’s one of the coolest things about scholarship night. I think it’s inspirational.”
“There’s so much that you’ve all accomplished,” Burlington School Committee Chair Martha Simon told the awards recipients. “As you move on into your life, I hope you continue to lead, inspire, and make the world a better place.”