2017-01-05 / Schools

Millbury, Sutton students eligible for Adams Scholarship


The 80 members of the Valley Tech Class of 2017 were recognized on Nov. 29 for finding the “key to success” in their studies culminating in a stellar performance on the MCAS exams. Each student is now eligible for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, which provides tuition waivers for eight semesters at a Massachusetts college or university. 
Courtesy photo The 80 members of the Valley Tech Class of 2017 were recognized on Nov. 29 for finding the “key to success” in their studies culminating in a stellar performance on the MCAS exams. Each student is now eligible for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, which provides tuition waivers for eight semesters at a Massachusetts college or university. Courtesy photo With college admissions deadlines looming, a tuition-free college education is one of the many options available to the 80 Blackstone Valley Tech recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship.

The 80 members of the BVT Class of 2017 were declared eligible for the award based on their exceptional performances on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams.

Among those who were recently informed of their eligibility for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship were:

Millbury

Jeffrey Bianchi; Nathan Burdzel; Cameron Peterson;

Sutton

Addison Baker.

Each year, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awards the Adams Scholarship to students who earned scores of Advanced and Proficient on the grade 10 MCAS tests in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science and Technology/Engineering (with at least one score of advanced) and earned a combined score within the top 25 percent of their school district.

Students who accept the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and enroll as full-time students in a Massachusetts state university or college will receive a tuition-waiver for up to eight semesters, which must be completed within six years of the recipient’s high school graduation. Recipients must also maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average during their enrollment.

Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick noted that last year, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarships were among nearly $1.6 million in renewable scholarships and awards earned by Valley Tech graduates.

Valley Tech views college as a continuation of learning; many Valley Tech students simultaneously pursue a post-secondary education while retaining employment in their vocational industry.

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