Paige Libbey at Kingsbury Hall at the University of New Hampshire. Photo by Cheryl Senter.

Paige Libbey at Kingsbury Hall at the University of New Hampshire. Photo by Cheryl Senter.

A promising future

Foundation scholarships help Paige Libbey prepare for a STEM career in New Hampshire

Paige Libbey has always been good at math and science. She remained enthusiastic about those subjects through middle and high school, and into a civil engineering major at the University of New Hampshire. She has already completed an internship at an engineering firm. Her job prospects are great.

Paige goes to school full-time and works 25 to 30 hours a week. She has received scholarships from the Foundation for the past two years.

The scholarships, she said, allow her to “focus on my schoolwork” instead of figuring out how to pay for it.

Paige wants to work in stormwater management, and plans to launch her engineering career right here in New Hampshire.

“It’s definitely a rewarding field to be in,” she said. “It’s cool how we design stuff and people use it every day.”

This story originally appeared in the Foundation’s 2014 Winter/2015 Spring Purpose Newsletter