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Area students receive scholarships through Partners HealthCare

Posted by Patrick Rosso  July 11, 2013 03:00 PM

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College-bound students in Roxbury, Dorchester, South Boston, and Mattapan will have some extra funds for school thanks to Partners HealthCare.

The students were participants in the healthcare provider’s youth achievement program and will receive between $2,500-$5,000 for school. The money will be awarded to the students each year for four years.

Roxbury student and Community Academy of Science and Health graduate, Medynia Joseph, will use the funds when she heads off to the University of Massachusetts Boston in the fall.

Three South Boston students also received money through the program.

Samantha Goris, who graduated from New Mission High School, will attend Rhode Island College; Milagros Avalo, who graduated from Boston Latin Academy, will attend Boston College; and Tatiana Burgos, a Madison Park Vocational High School graduate, will attend the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Nakia Ellies, a Mattapan resident a graduate of the Urban Science Academy, will use the funds she received for her tuition at Boston University.

A slew of Dorchester students also received money through the program.

Carolyn Nguyen, Claudel Rosembert, Luzvinda Melo, Shawntia Peters, Sheyla Conceicao, Son Huynh, Tashauna McKenzie, and Trang Mai were all awarded scholarships.

Nguyen and Huynh, both graduates of the Boston Latin Academy, will attend Boston University in the fall.

Mai, a graduate of Boston Latin Academy, will attend the University of Massachusetts Boston; Rosembert, a graduate of Madison Park Vocational High School, will attend Quincy College; Melo, a graduate of New Mission High School will attend Suffolk University; Peters, a graduate of Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, will attend the University of Massachusetts Boston; Conceicao, a graduate of the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, will attend Fitchburg State University; and McKenzie, a graduate of New Mission High School, will attend St. John's University.

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