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PawSox Scholars

 

 

Recognizing that education is an equalizer in our diverse community, the PawSox created a program in 2016 to help children afford the cost of college. Also recognizing that the destructive temptations of adolescent life can take even the brightest students away from a path to success, the PawSox chose to award these scholarships to academically-talented, financially-challenged middle schoolers. As early as 8th grade, these young people know that their dreams are funded
by the PawSox/Skeffington Charitable Foundation.


On November 4, 2016, the first two students were selected and announced, with their proud parents, teachers, and mayors on site to support and congratulate them.


Charlisa Kollie, a bright, elegant, 13-year-old girl at Pawtucket's Slater Junior High, knows that she has a check awaiting her for $10,000, payable to the college of her choice, provided she maintains her success in scholastics and citizenship. Aspiring to be a pediatrician, this inspiring child is now one step closer to a dream come true.


Ethan Hoke is a 14-year-old at Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls. With an essay revealing an exceptional love of his town, and revealing the wisdom to imagine an array of manageable iimprovements, this young teen already has learned one of the secrets to life: the smallest of gestures can lead to more. One good deed begets another. His check for $10,000 awaits him as well.


We congratulate our PawSox Scholars, and we thank them for being two more reasons to believe in the future of our community.

 

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