9 June 2010
The Somerville Mathematics Fund, an Affiliate of Dollars for Scholars
contact: Erica Voolich, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Somerville Mathematics Fund Recognizes Outstanding Mathematics Students from Three High Schools
The Somerville Mathematics Fund is pleased to announce the winners of their renewable college mathematics scholarships. The selection committee was impressed with the quality of this year’s applicants and pleased with the generosity of our donors who made it possible to give a record six scholarships. At the Somerville High School’s award night Erica Voolich, president of The Somerville Mathematics Fund, commented on the outstanding achievements of Deepika Bhargo, Paulo Filipe Dourado, Nelson Moreira and Theodor Rich. Then at Buckingham, Brown and Nichols, Voolich recognized the outstanding work of Kathleen Oshima, followed a couple days later she went to Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall to recognize the outstanding work of Robert Merrell. All are planning on pursuing mathematics or a mathematics-related major in college. Each scholarship is renewable for up to four years based on performance.
The Somerville Mathematics Fund, an affiliate of the national scholarship organization Dollars for Scholars, was chartered in 2000 to celebrate and encourage achievement in mathematics in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. Since it's founding, it has awarded $138,000 in mathematics scholarships to outstanding Somerville students. Next fall, The Somerville Mathematics Fund will be seeking applications from teachers who teach in the city of Somerville who would like funding for classroom mathematics activities. In October, the Math Fund will also be seeking high school students to compete in the sixth Scrapheap Showdown and will be celebrating their 10th anniversary. For more information, to volunteer, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Erica Voolich (email@example.com) or go to www.somervillemathematicsfund.org.