Each year the New England Railroad Club is pleased to present college scholarships to deserving children and grandchildren of club members in good standing. Our scholarship program is the one of the primary ways we look to “give back” to our club members. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and community achievement as evaluated by the Selection Committee made up of academic professionals from the University of Massachusetts. Each year we have been fortunate to have an excellent range of applicants and the Selection Committee has consistently noted the challenge in picking the awardees.
2018-2019 Scholarship Awards
Ella Albanese will be attending Allegheny College as a freshman this fall. She’s just finishing her summer helping the Work to Ride program in Philadelphia, where she has been volunteering for the past seven years. Ella is thankful for this scholarship which has allowed her to continue to pursue her passion of promoting diversity and equality through community engagement and service.
Grace Bastyr is an incoming freshman at The University of Alabama from Louisville, Kentucky studying advertising. With a specialization in art direction, Grace is passionate about using her institutional knowledge to provide creative awareness and solutions to the problems placed before her in both the workplace and the world. Post graduation, Grace plans to use her education to make this planet a kinder, safer, and more positive place.
My name is Kaitlyn Brouillette and I am attending Bridgewater State University majoring in Biology. I will be going into my Sophomore year at BSU ready to learn and further my education! I want to thank the New England Railroad Club for granting me this scholarship to
help me on my journey. I plan to attend PA school after I receive my Bachelors Degree in Biology. My ideal dream is to become a Physician’s Assistant and work under a Dermatologist. I have worked with children for a few years now, and definitely plan to do some kind of dermatology work for them. I have always been interested in Dermatology and everything that doctors can do to better the lives of people. I want to thank New England Railroad Club again for giving me this amazing opportunity.
I just graduated as the Salutatorian at Silver Lake Regional High School. Next year I am continuing my studies at Northeastern University as a combined Computer Science and Business major. I would like to thank the New England Railroad Club for encouraging my future success and for their generosity in helping fund my college career.
And a word about the other applicants – all are excellent students and the Club wishes we had more resources to give even more scholarships – we are confident these students will continue to achieve great things in their educational pursuits, and they are encouraged to re-apply next year. Congratulations to all!