---- — The Merrimack Chamber of Commerce awarded five $1,500 scholarships to local students who will be entering his or her freshman year of college this fall.
Aaron Wallack of Derry, who will attend the University of New Hampshire, was among the recipients.
“The Chamber’s Education Committee was impressed not only by the academic achievements of the students, but also by their impressive community involvement and future aspirations,” said Teresa Robinson, chairman of the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. “The committee is proud to support these students, thanks to the generosity of Chamber members and its supporters, and we know that they will be wonderful ambassadors for the Chamber.”
Merrimack Chamber of Commerce Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, extra-curricular activity, and community service to a graduating high school senior. Applicants for this scholarship must be an employee (or the dependent of an employee), whose employer is a member in good standing with the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce. The applicants should have aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur or small business owner in New Hampshire upon completion of college.
In the nine years the Chamber of Commerce has given out these scholarships, more than $25,000 has been awarded to local high school graduates for their post-secondary education.
The scholarship money is raised through the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner and Auction. For more information on the scholarship or how you can be part of the Annual Dinner and Auction, contact Deb Courtemanche, executive director at the Chamber, at 424-3669.