WMS Students Awarded Scholarships

Eight of our fantastic juniors were the recipients of book and scholarship awards at a recent ceremony!
by Megan Sweeney
Advancement and Communications Associate

Eight juniors at The White Mountain School in Bethlehem, NH received scholarships and awards from a number of different colleges at an award ceremony on campus. Selected students received a certificate, book or potential scholarship from that college or university. Nomination criteria vary, and include community service, academic achievement, curiosity, innovation and social consciousness.  If the award recipient applies and is accepted to the college or university, they will be considered for the merit-based scholarship award.  Some scholarships, like the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal, can provide up to $60,000 toward tuition.  The White Mountain School’s talented and dedicated award-winners include:

Elmira College Key Award – Lily Bennett ’14 of Leverett, MA
St. Michael’s Book Award – Ricky Mahoney ’14 of Center Conway, NH and Emelia Waterman ’14 of Bangor, ME
College of the Atlantic Book Award – Sam Dattilo ’14 of Hingham, MA
Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award, University of Rochester – Tara Brooks ’14 of Manchester, CT
George Eastman Young Leaders Award, Univ. of Rochester – Eduardo Centeno ’14 of Dorchester, MA
Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award – Josh Rosado ’14 of Old Bridge, NJ
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Award – Max Horowitz ’14 of Caldwell, NJ

Recognizing the financial reality facing many families of college-bound students, The White Mountain School college counseling program strives to help families explore both merit-based and need-based aid opportunities. At the foundation is the concept that students will succeed at colleges that challenge them and that reflect their individual capabilities and desires. Working in concert with both students and families, The White Mountain School’s goal is to identify a number of appropriate matches for each student and to provide support and assistance during the application, decision-making and aid-seeking  process, while still recognizing that an important part of a student’s maturation is ownership over the process and application tasks. It is The White Mountain School’s fundamental philosophy to nurture passionate, independent students who love learning and seek to drive their education forward through college and beyond.

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