By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Content Manager |
Matt Faucher comes from a family of five in Berlin. He worked all through high school, and during summers. For a while, he thought college was probably out of financial reach. A scholarship from the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund helped put Matt on the road to a degree and a career.
This spring, he will earn his associate degree in information technology from White Mountains Community College — and then go on for a bachelor’s. He is in a “dual admission” program, which means his credits from WMCC will transfer to a New Hampshire public college or university and count directly toward his bachelor’s, which he will be able to complete in two years. He’s leaning toward a career in cyber security.
“College was something I thought I would never really be able to do,” Matt said, “but between the Pell Grant and New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and what I was able to save during high school, that made it possible. I really just want to say ‘thank you.’”
Matthias Page of Claremont, an ocean engineering and mathematics major at the University of New Hampshire, is working his way through school with help from a Charitable Foundation scholarship.
Judy Burrows retired at the end of 2019. Her life's work has made life better for thousands of people.
More than 400 New Hampshire people and families have set up scholarship funds at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to help other New Hampshire people get the education they need.
Charitable Foundation Student Aid program helps some 1,500 students each year get the education they need to achieve their dreams.
The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund provides college money for students of Kennett High School in North Conway, which serves eight towns in the Mount Washington Valley. Bill’s stepson, Ron Collins, remembered Bill Levy saying: “I want the kids in the Valley to have a chance. If they have the gumption to go to school, but not the money, I’m going to help them.’
Megan Flanagan, a four-year recipient of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Scholarship, graduated last spring from the University of Vermont with a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. She is now pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration while running two small businesses — and dreaming of a bright future in the North Country
Mark Connolly spent his career "paying forward" the hand-up that helped him finish college and embark on a lifetime of accomplishments. Now, a scholarship fund in his name will continue to do the same for New Hampshire students
Medallion Fund scholarships helped Michelle Porter earn her degree in Welding Technology from Manchester Community College
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation announces three 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 $62,000 in scholarships in 2019
Ralph Baer was an engineer and inventor whose "brown box" controller became the original prototype for much of modern video gaming. The Ralph H. and Dena W. Baer Scholarship Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will support the next generation of innovative thinkers from the Queen City, helping students from Manchester Central High School who want to study in technology-related fields
The Fresh Tracks Medallion Fund is the newest of 26 Medallion scholarship funds open to learners of any age who are training in the trades or pursuing certifications in emerging technical sectors and other high-growth occupations
The Norman F. and Marilyn W. Jones Scholarship Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will make its first awards this year