WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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172 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 it may surprise some to learn that more than 3,300 students from Wellesley have received over $4.9 million in need-based financial assistance for college since 1951 when the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation (WSF) was created. The community-based scholarships provide recipients with approximately 20 to 25 percent of what's needed to close the gap between what they and their families can afford and financial aid packages offered by the col- leges or universities where they enroll. Moreover, for this academic year, applicants still have more than $800,400 in unmet scholarship needs. Despite successful fundraising campaigns and a healthy permanent endowment, WSF cannot help every student or fulfill every need. Paul Vasko is among the many who are grateful. "Receiving scholarships for four years of college meant a tremendous amount to my family and me," he said. "It meant I didn't have to work multiple jobs on campus, jumping from one to another constantly, so it allowed me to participate in various clubs and have more time to Marching in the Wellesley Parade are friends and Trustees of WSF (left to right): Barry and Marilyn Rosenberg, Pete, Katie, and Sarah Pedersen, Lynda Sperry, Ann Bullion, Beverly Donovan, Maggie Mulqueen, and Brian Pedersen. learning academics scholarship schoolwork curriculum teachers research Wellesley Scholarship Foundation A Community that Makes College Possible J A N E T M E N D E L S O H N writer education

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