Nate Dokmo (photo courtesy of the Dokmo family).

Nate Dokmo (photo courtesy of the Dokmo family).

Nate Dokmo’s legacy helps create opportunities for New Hampshire students

Scholarships awarded from fund created by family and friends

Nate Dokmo was a person of many talents, including artistic design, photography, and computer-aided design. He was also a terrific golfer and a caring and generous member of his community in Milford and Amherst. After he died in a car accident in 2015, his family and community rallied to create the Nate Dokmo Scholarship Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Now Nate’s legacy is helping to create opportunities for New Hampshire students.

Two recipients of the scholarship in Nate’s name are heading back to classes this fall.

Seth Zeigler of Amherst is a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University studying clinical mental health counseling. After many years in the financial industry, Zeigler focused his career on helping people. He became a personal trainer and whole-health educator. This work led him to a position at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, which inspired him to become a licensed counselor. Zeigler serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley and is a member of the Milford Rotary Club.

Drew Doyle is a ceramics major at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. After working at Dartmouth College and pursuing his degree in statistics and psychology, he decided to follow his true passion — ceramics. He hopes to someday work with low-income students and students with disabilities so they can experience the joy of expressing themselves through art.

“Cynthia and I are so pleased that Nate’s spirit can live on through the many students who will benefit from these scholarships,” said Nate’s father, Lew Dokmo. “We want to thank our family and friends for their generous contributions to Nate’s fund. And to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for its support in helping us honor Nate’s memory by helping others pursue their passions.”

Scholarships are awarded annually to students studying visuals arts and in mental health-related fields. The Dokmo family hopes to continue to grow the fund to be able to provide even more generous scholarship help to New Hampshire students. The scholarship fund awarded a total of $5,368 in scholarships this year.

Donations to the Nate Dokmo Scholarship Fund can be made securely online via the Foundation’s website, or by check made out to “New Hampshire Charitable Foundation – Nate Dokmo Scholarship Fund” and mailed to New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 37 Pleasant St, Concord, NH  03301. For more information, contact Judy Burrows, Foundation Director of Student Aid, at 225-6641 ext. 224 or jb@nhcf.org.