Judy Burrows has made helping people get an education the focus of her life’s work.
During her 32-year tenure as director of student aid at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, scholarship awards to New Hampshire students increased from $750,000 per year to $6 million per year. The number of scholarship funds dedicated to helping New Hampshire students jumped twelvefold: from 34 to 415.
Judy’s family experience made her a believer in education as the key to economic mobility: Her own father had worked his way out of poverty by working his way through college during the Great Depression.
Under her leadership, the Foundation began awarding significantly more scholarships for two-year degrees and workforce training, and clearly articulated its philosophy of awarding scholarships to students with the greatest financial need.
Judy retired at the end of 2019. Her life’s work has made life better for thousands of people.
Our student aid team
While we will miss having Judy at the helm of the Foundation’s student aid efforts, she has built an amazing team that will continue to steward and strengthen our programs so students of all ages can reach their full potential.
Michael Turmelle, Foundation director of education and career initiatives, will take over leadership of the student aid team that includes Hilary Miskoe, Jessica Kierstead and Hannah Robinson.
If you have any questions about our student aid programs or education and career initiatives, please contact a member of our team:
Hilary Miskoe, student aid manager, at email or 603-225-6641 ext. 235
Jessica Kierstead, student aid officer, at email or 603-225-6641 ext. 226
Hannah Robinson, community impact associate, at email or 603-225-6641 ext. 201
Michael Turmelle, director of education and career initiatives, at email or 603-225-6641 ext. 147