PETERBOROUGH, NH The NHHTC has awarded its first four NHHTC Kocher Technology Scholarships to students with parents working at member companies. Each scholarship is worth $2000 annually, and may be renewed for up to four years. The awardees are:
- Chris Andrews, whose mom works at Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH
- James Jackson, whose dad works at Elbit Systems, Merrimack, NH
- Caleigh MacPherson, whose dad works at HydroComp, Durham, NH
- Amanda Steed, whose dad works at DTC Communications, Nashua, NH
Scholarship awardees must be studying at a New Hampshire college or university, working on a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.
Matt Pierson, Chairman of the NHHTC, stated “Congratulations to these students on their exceptional performance. I know our member companies will be looking for them as employees after graduation, as they are studying in fields that are in high demand. I wish them the best in their college experience, and look forward to honoring them at the Entrepreneur of the Year event on June 9th.”
The NHHTC Kocher Technology Scholarship program is a competitive awards program administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Funding for the scholarships is generated by over a dozen New Hampshire entrepreneurs, business leaders, and local companies. The NHHTC would in particular like to thank Dyn of Manchester for underwriting the costs of administering the program.
Applications for next year’s scholarships will be available in January of 2009. Students whose parents work at NHHTC member companies are invited to apply at that time.