Students in Boston, Brockton, Lawrence, Lynn and Worcester Eligible for Post-Secondary Education and Training Grants Totaling $25,000
BOSTON, MA – April 28, 2016 – Keolis Commuter Services, operator of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system, announced it will award college scholarships totaling $25,000 to 25 graduating high school seniors in five Massachusetts cities served by MBTA commuter rail. The first awards of $1,000 each will be given at the close of the 2015-2016 academic year to public school seniors in Boston, Brockton, Lawrence, Lynn and Worcester.
“Keolis’ mission and values include a strong commitment to support the communities we serve,” said Keolis General Manager Gerald C. Francis. “We believe being a good community partner and employer in Massachusetts carries particular responsibilities, and we are pleased to be able to help these students get the education and training that will enable them to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
Each Keolis Scholar will receive $1,000 that can be used for post-secondary education and training. Students must be accepted by an accredited two-year or four-year college, or accredited vocational training school. Sixty percent of the students chosen will be pursuing science, technical, engineering or math (STEM) courses. Forty percent will pursue studies in other disciplines.
The awards will be split evenly between male and female students. Keolis will work with local city and school district’s existing scholarship award committees to choose the recipients and distribute the awards.