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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Charitable Foundation doubled its 2011 pledge to $50,000 over 10 years, funding a permanently named award. At Wellesley High, Carissa Love Lucien had a goal that seemed beyond her reach. "I'm first generation in this country," she told me recently. "My mother is from Haiti. She always put education first and I came to Wellesley for a better school system. I knew the next step was college but I didn't know how that would be possible financially. When I applied to the Wellesley Scholarship Foundation, they gave me the opportunity." Even then, she worried. "Every summer I didn't know how I'd come up with the money for the next year," says Lucien, who worked part-time for the town's Youth Commission camps program. "But I reapplied and got renewed." Imagine how proud her Mom was at Quinnipiac University graduation in June when she received a degree in biology and Spanish. She now plans a career in genetics. "When I'm established, I want to give back so other students can have an opportunity to go to college one day like I did. It is possible and I'm proof of that," says Lucien. "WSF made this possible." Applications for scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year are due by February 1, 2016. Donations can be made online at www.wellesleyscholarshipfoundation.org. 178 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 education "an opportunity to go to college" In 2014, the Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation made a pledge to WSF of $50,000 over 10 years. Featured in this picture are (left to right) Bob Lakin, Chair of WSF Campaign for the Future; Tom Fontaine, President of Wellesley Bank; and Sarah Pedersen, President of Wellesley Scholarship Foundation.

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