Esther and Bill Levy (center and right) on a fishing trip with a guide. (Courtesy photo.)

Esther and Bill Levy (center and right) on a fishing trip with a guide. (Courtesy photo.)

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation announces six scholarship recipients for the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund

The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarships support students from A. Crosby Kennett High School in Conway — awarding $66,500 in scholarships in 2020.

CONCORD, NH (PRESS RELEASE) — The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 scholarship recipients for the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund. They are: Malik Memia, Conway; Julian Brochu, Conway; Andrew Hurd, Madison; Hannah Frittenburg, Intervale; Natalie Shaw, Conway; and Katherine Keefe, Conway.

In addition to the new recipients, the fund will continue to support nine other students previously selected for up to four years of their post-secondary education.

A total of $66,500 was awarded for scholarships in 2020. The Levy Scholarships have been awarded since 2004 — to date $1.28 million has been committed to supporting deserving area students.

The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 by the Pequawket Foundation from a legacy received from the Levy estate.

The Levys were interested in supporting students whose family resources might prevent them from attending college. While awards are primarily based on financial need, merit factors, including academic work, extracurricular activities, community and volunteer activities, and work experience, are also taken into consideration.

Each year the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Advisory Committee reviews applications from qualified graduating seniors from Kennett High School. Recipients are supported for up to four years of an undergraduate academic program.

Students interested in applying for the Levy Scholarship in 2021 should submit an application to the Charitable Foundation after February 1, 2021. Applications will be available after that date on the Foundation’s website: www.nhcf.org.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 2,000 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards $40 million in grants and $6 million in scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. Visit www.nhcf.org to learn more.