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

First 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 last year, his family and community rallied to create the Nate Dokmo Scholarship Fund at the Charitable Foundation.

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

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

Shawn King of Nashua is a graduate student at Rivier University, studying mental health counseling.  She has worked for 10 years at ConVal High School and aspires to continue to work with adolescents struggling with mental health issues.   King is a strong advocate for her students and a leader in the school community.

Joseph Goulette of Manchester is a junior at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. He is majoring in illustration with a minor in creative writing with the goal of creating graphic novels.  He is a graduate of Manchester Central High School and a volunteer at the Currier Museum of Art.

“Cynthia and I are grateful for the support of relatives and friends to make it possible for these two scholarships to be awarded in memory of Nate in the wake of his tragic passing,” said Nate’s father, Lew Dokmo. “We also would like to thank the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for their support in helping us honor Nate’s memory through his scholarship fund.”

Scholarships will be 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.

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.