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    Foundation for Seacoast Health Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

    PORTSMOUTH–Since 1986, the Foundation for Seacoast Health has awarded scholarships to 320 individuals in the Seacoast area, totaling more than $2.2 million in support. The annual scholarship awards were established to support students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a health-related field of study, and a way to reinforce the Foundation’s mission: To be leaders in the advancement of a healthy Seacoast community through initiatives that impact and promote the well-being of its residents.

    The awarded recipients are chosen based on their scholastic performance, personal achievements, leadership, and involvement in the Seacoast community. To be eligible, applicants are required to reside in Portsmouth, Rye, New Castle, Greenland, Newington, North Hampton, New Hampshire; Kittery, Eliot or York, Maine.

    The Scholarship Committee of The Foundation for Seacoast Health met on Wednesday, June 2 to review the scholarship applications. “We had a strong pool of remarkable applicants this year, and that made it tough for the committee, but we couldn’t be more pleased with our awardees. It’s a privilege to support these talented local students,” said Amy Schwartz, chair of the Scholarship Committee.

    The Scholarship Committee and Foundation Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the following scholarship awards for 2021, totaling $16,000 for undergraduate and graduate students:

    Annika Hamilton, a resident of Greenland, was selected as the recipient of a $5,000 Edwina Foye Scholarship Award. Annika is pursuing her master’s in nursing.

    Emily Locandro, of Rye, was selected as the recipient of a $5,000 Steven Cutter Scholarship Award to pursue her undergraduate degree in nursing.

    Ian Litchenstein of Portsmouth, received a $2,000 general scholarship award to pursue his medical degree.

    Jenifer Sidhwa of Portsmouth, received a $2,000 general scholarship award to pursue her bachelor’s degree toward physician assistant.

    Sarah Morin of Portsmouth, received a $2,000 general scholarship award to continue her bachelor’s degree in nursing.

    The Foundation for Seacoast Health also provides workforce development grants to organizations that meet the Foundation’s service area requirements. Preference is given to those in education, social service or health-related fields experiencing a workforce training challenge or shortage.

    To request a link to the application for workforce development grants, please go to: https://www.ffsh.org/workforce-development-grant/. The maximum annual award is $2,500 and funding is provided based on the training schedule outlined on the application.

    The Foundation for Seacoast Health is a private foundation located in Portsmouth. In addition to providing grants and scholarships to the Seacoast community, the Foundation owns and operates the Community Campus. The Campus is a multi-tenant nonprofit center where 7 unaffiliated nonprofit programs serve over 14,000 individuals annually. Since 1986 the Foundation has invested nearly $88 M in the Seacoast community including $31.2 M in grants; $2.2 M in scholarships; and $45.3 M in support of the Community Campus. More information is available at www.ffsh.org.