Each year, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua helps approximately 30 current and former members entering or continuing higher education to realize their dreams of earning a college degree. This event, held at the Clubhouse at One Positive Place, is a time of celebration. Thanks to endowed scholarship funds and local resources, the Club is able to award over $40,000 in scholarship to members and alumni attending college, universities and technical schools.
The Club reinforces academic success and encourages all Club members to graduate from high school and pursue additional education and career opportunities. Through a variety of programs, the Club prepares teens to explore higher education through activities like the College Preparation program. This event provides a unique opportunity for current and former Club members to come together to celebrate all that they have achieved, as well as everything they are planning to pursue in the future.
Sponsors of this event directly support the Club’s Academic and College Preparation programs, by offering a venue for our members to meet with current college students, like themselves, as well as provide a format for current success to be recognized and fostered.
WHAT: Scholarship Dinner and Networking Event
WHEN: The Scholarship Dinner is typically held in late May or early June
WHERE: Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua
Opportunities for Members:
Keynote speaker from local universities, networking with current college students, many of whom are their peers, positive recognition for current and former members, as well as ability to say “thank you” to those who have contributed to their current success.
Donors and endowed scholarship funds make this opportunity possible. These sources include: the Friends Scholarship Fund, the Goulder Scholarship Fund, the Klisz Scholarship, the LeDoux Family Scholarship Fund, the McCartney-Walsh Family Scholarship Fund, the Moheban Family Scholarship Fund, the Roedel Scholarship Fund, and the Ce Ce Romano Scholarship.
The Scholarship Application is available HERE.
2016 Scholarship Recipients
Lauren Bistany—University of New England
Caitlyn Boucher—Salem State University
Jhanise Cardona—Nashua Community College
Shavon Clinkscales—Nashua Community College
Magdala Content—Nashua Community College
Jessica Cora—Greater Lowell Technical School
Nathaly Davis—Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Jamie Duclos—Nashua Community College
Brenda Flores – Rivier University
Carlos Forty—Nashua Community College
Samantha Goy—Manchester Community College
Mary Kiangonyo—University of New Hampshire, Durham
Christine Miller—College for America
Christian Moreno—Nashua Community College
Maureen Gichura—University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sylvia Gitonga—University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amber Rak – Bay Path College
Shantelle Richards—Roger Williams University
Karina Rodriguez—Nashua Community College
Meaghan Turcotte – Clemson University