Westborough Education Foundation awards two scholarships


Westborough – The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) announced the recipients of the 2018 WEF scholarships, Westborough High School graduates Sarah Akbar and Chesna Andrade-Foster.

Sarah plans to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute, majoring in computer science while on the pre-med track. Marywood University is where Chesna plans on studying early childhood special education to have a career as an elementary or preschool teacher.

The scholarships were established for Westborough High School students who exhibit strong leadership qualities, are passionate about learning, and have demonstrated creativity and innovation. These scholarships are not solely based on academic achievement but for students who go “above and beyond” and reflect the spirit and mission of WEF. Applicants were asked to describe a school-related club or program that they have been involved in that has inspired them or describe a creative and innovative program that they would like to see in the Westborough schools that would inspire students to learn and grow.

In high school, Chesna was involved in the St. John’s soup kitchen, Baypath Humane Society and the youth group at St. Luke’s Parish as well as the Vacation Bible School. Sarah would usually be found in the robotics workroom, especially during the very hectic “build season.” She volunteered as an First Lego League (FLL) mentor and also judged FLL competitions. She currently has an internship at UMass Medical School and aspires to become a doctor that works with technology to combat the health issues that plague our society.

The Westborough Education Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to fostering excellence and innovation in the Westborough public schools. For more information, visit WEF’s website at www.westborougheducationfoundation.com.

If you have questions regarding this scholarship, contact the Westborough Education Foundation, Maureen Johnson at [email protected].