NH Charitable Foundation Announces Three Scholarship Recipients for the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund

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CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 scholarship recipients for the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund. The following three students were awarded scholarships: Lara Murnik of Intervale, Andrew “Hunter” Libby of Center Conway, and Grace Harte of South Tamworth.

The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 to support students from A. Crosby Kennett High School in Conway, NH. Once selected, recipients may renew their award for up four years as long as they remain enrolled at least half time in an undergraduate program. In addition to the new recipients, the fund will continue to support 12 students previously selected. A total of $55,800 was awarded in scholarships for 2014.

The Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Fund was established by the Pequawket Foundation through a legacy received from the Levy estate. The Levys were interested in supporting students whose family resources might prevent them from attending college. While awards are primarily based on financial need, merit factors including academic work, extracurricular activities, community and volunteer activities, and work experience are also taken into consideration. Each year the Bill and Esther Levy Scholarship Advisory Committee reviews numerous applications prepared by qualified graduating seniors from A. Crosby Kennett High School. Since 2004, more than $730,000 has been awarded to support deserving students.

Information about applying for the Levy Scholarship is available from the Foundation’s website at www.nhcf.org. Applications will again be accepted after February 1, 2015.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Established in 1962, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is driven by a vision for a stronger, more just, and resilient Granite State. In pursuit of this vision, the Foundation invests charitable assets for today and tomorrow; connects donors to effective organizations, ideas and people; and leads and collaborates on important public issues. Annually, the Foundation awards nearly 5,000 grants and scholarships totaling $30 million. Based in Concord, the Foundation roots itself in communities across the state through its staff, board of directors, and eight regional advisory boards. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641. 

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