On behalf of the WCPP Board of Directors and the Wellesley Scholarship Fund (WSF), we are pleased to announce our collaboration to establish our first annual WCPP Scholarship Award this year based on demonstrated stewardship to the environment and healthcare.
Our first recipient of this important scholarship that seeks to sustain healthy living through smart environmental choices goes to Troy Lindberg. Troy actively demonstrates an interest in volunteerism as well as the environment and his community and will attend the University of Rhode Island in the fall. He has a great interest in biology and hopes to pursue studies in wildlife or marine research, and working with animals. Troy loves community service, and has found time to devote himself to his community in addition to continually holding paying jobs throughout high school since age 14. Troy volunteered at the Audubon camp in Natick where he enjoyed helping educate young kids on the importance of respecting nature and animals along with living healthy lives to benefit ourselves and the planet. Troy believes in volunteering at least 15 hours per month on issues and causes that matter to him.
Troy Lindberg’s selection to receive the WCPP Scholarship award for the next four years is a great match given the WCPP’s focus on environment, health and community and we congratulate Troy and we wish him the best at the University of Rhode Island and beyond.
Scholarship aid awards were presented to thirty WHS senior graduates. The highlight of the annual awards ceremony held on June 9th in the Great Hall in the Wellesley Town Hall was learning about the tremendous accomplishments of these students whom lead very active lives that include leadership roles and participation in sports, clubs, Student Congress, music ensembles and community service with local area nursing residences, the underprivileged and special needs children and coaching youth sports. Student aspirations include: computer science, engineering, global politics, law enforcement, medicine, special education and theater arts. Next fall a sample of the colleges they will be attending are: Boston University, Bridgewater State College, Framingham State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Hampshire College, Mass Bay Community College, St. Joseph’s University, Syracuse University, UMass-Amherst, UMass-Lowell, University of Rhode Island and Wellesley College.
The ceremony illuminated the deep historical traditions of providing for scholarship aid within the Town of Wellesley and named awards are in honor of respected Wellesley citizens, teachers, youth coaches, past WSF Board members and town residents, many of whom were also scholarship recipients themselves. Read more here @ http://wellesley.wickedlocal.com/article/20140619/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140615682
WCPP is a 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization that supports public health initiatives, and provides informational and educational resources to Wellesley and surrounding communities regarding environmental factors that impact our health with steps we can all take to improve our family’s health.