CONCORD, NH (PRESS RELEASE) – The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 scholarship recipients for the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund: Brandon DiLucchio, Center Conway; Taylor Hurteau, Bartlett; Ashlyn Nolan, Tamworth; Kyle Noyes, Tamworth; Nicholas Preece, North Conway; and Will Streeter, Tamworth.
The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 to support students from A. Crosby Kennett High School in Conway, NH. Once selected, recipients may renew their award for up four years as long as they remain enrolled at least half time in an undergraduate program. In addition to the new recipients, the fund will continue to support 11 students previously selected. A total of $60,800 was awarded in scholarships for 2015.
The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund was established by the Pequawket Foundation through a gift 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 numerous applications prepared by qualified graduating seniors from A. Crosby Kennett High School. Since 2004, nearly $800,000 has been awarded to support deserving students.
Information about applying for the Levy Scholarship is available from the Foundation’s website at www.nhcf.org. Applications will be accepted beginning February 1, 2016.
About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation was created in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire, and is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Granite State. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 1,700 philanthropic funds created by generous families, individuals and businesses, and awards more than $30 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation invests charitable assets for today and tomorrow; works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving; supports critical work happening in New Hampshire communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.