Five high school seniors pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or math have been awarded $5,000 in scholarships each by electricity and natural gas provider Unitil.
Among those students awarded scholarships is Cassidy Walton of Lunenburg. After graduating from Lunenburg High School, Walton plans to study biology at San Diego State University. Eligible students for the scholarship are from Unitil’s service territories in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.
“We look forward to awarding these scholarships every year, because it so exciting to see young people pursue a career in one of these areas, whether it’s in science, technology, engineering, or math,” said Unitil External Affairs Manager Alec O’Meara in a press release. “We wish them the very best at college and all their future endeavors.”
According to Unitil, $390,000 in financial support has been awarded to students “who demonstrate exceptional potential for careers in STEM” since the scholarship program started in 2011.
The 2023 students awarded scholarships are:
• Cassidy Walton of Lunenburg, a graduate of Lunenburg High School, who plans to study biology at San Diego State University.
• Matthew Ryan of Somersworth, New Hampshire, a graduate of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, who plans to study bioengineering at the University of New Hampshire.
• Grace Bergeon of Kennebunk, Maine, a graduate of Kennebunk High School, who plans to study computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
• Theo Grandmaison of Somersworth, New Hampshire, a graduate of Somersworth High School, who plans to study mathematics at Gordon College.
• Grace Qiu of Concord, New Hampshire, a graduate of Concord High School, who plans to study data science at Wellesley College.
As part of the program, a sixth student who is the child of a Unitil employee was also awarded a scholarship. Hazel Cormier of Braintree, a graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, who plans to study nursing at Regis College.
More information about the Unitil Scholarship Fund can be found at unitil.com.