WESTPORT — Interim Superintendent Thomas F. Aubin is pleased to announce that several Westport High School students are among students statewide to receive a John and Abigail Adams Scholarship this year.
This scholarship is available to students whose MCAS performance puts them in the top 25% of their district. To be eligible, students must either score Advanced on the English, Math and Science exams, or Advanced on one exam and High Proficient on the other two. Students take the MCAS tests in the spring of their sophomore year.
The following Westport High School students have earned an Adams Scholarship:
Brooklyn Marie Barboza, Jason Alexander Bernard, Jessica Marie Carney, Isabella Mercer Glennon, Aidan Henri Halliwell, Isaac Nathaniel Hayes, Julia Grace Hurley, Kandarp Kotadia, Willem Gifford Lebelle, Nichole Claudette LePage, Joseph William Lopes, Gabriella Machairas, Ava Celeste Matos, Jillian Ann Mauk, Emily Kate McMahon, Siena Grace Moniz, Sage Clara Newcomer, Zoe Katherine Pereira, Daniel Robert Swain and Nathaniel Adam Vieira.
Recipients of the Adams Scholarship are granted a four-year scholarship upon their acceptance to a participating Massachusetts public institution of higher education, including the four undergraduate campuses of the University of Massachusetts, all nine state universities and all fifteen community colleges.
The exact amount of the Adams Scholarship will depend on the institution in which the student enrolls, but for full-time, in-state students, it currently averages:
- At the undergraduate campuses of the University of Massachusetts: a credit of $1,575 per year toward total student charges
- At the state universities: a credit of $1,036 per year toward total student charges
- At the community colleges: a credit of $740 per year toward total student charges