Jennifer Williams of Plymouth was selected as the 2nd annual recipient of the Kathy Anderson Scholarship.
Named for the late Kathy Anderson, wife of New Hampshire Electric Co-op President/CEO Fred Anderson, the scholarship was created to help a deserving New Hampshire woman who is seeking to better her life through education.
Williams, a Co-op member residing in Plymouth, NH, will receive $2,500 to help continue her studies at Plymouth State University where she is finishing up her final year of college and will receive her Bachelor degree in Childhood Studies with a minor in Psychology. Jennifer is a single-mother of 3 children, with one still at home in middle school. She is very involved and active within her community and has worked closely with women survivors of violence. Jennifer’s goal is to continue on to receive her Master’s degree in Counseling and open a private practice in Plymouth specializing in enriching the lives of adolescent girls and women.
Also announced were the winners of six $1,500 scholarships awarded by the NHEC Chapter of Dollars for Scholars.
This year NHEC received over 100 applications from candidates across the state. The awards committee was impressed by the quality of the applicants while narrowing the field down to six deserving students.
The 2012 Dollars for Scholars scholarship recipients are:
Kristen Call of Colebrook. Kristen will be attending Southern NH University this fall studying Special Education;
Katelyn Orrok of Wilmot. Katelyn will be attending Babson College this fall studying marketing; Lauren O’Shea of Center Harbor. Lauren will be attending Boston College this fall studying nursing;
Megan Bemis from Alton Bay. Megan will be attending Eastern Nazarene College this fall studying Elementary Education.
Whitney Paine of Moultonborough. Whitney will be attending Bates College this fall and is still undecided about her major;
Camden West-Coates of Raymond. Camden received the scholarship reserved for a vocational student and will be attending Manchester Community College this fall studying welding.
The 2012 scholarships are funded by The NHEC Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) fund, which is funded by members of the New Hampshire Electric Co-op whose monthly electric bills are rounded up to the next dollar with the proceeds benefiting the Foundation. Founded in late 2005, the Foundation has donated more than $1.6 million to support charities, scholarships and organizations that improve the quality of life in New Hampshire. NHEC members interested in participating in Round Up can do so online
or by calling NHEC Member Solutions at 1-800-698-2007 to “opt in.”