Five Marlborough students receive city scholarships

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By Vicki Greene, Contributing Writer


(l to r) Brian Boxell, Ashley LeConti, Andy Bonilla, Michael O’Donnell, and Jack Tobin (City Clerk Steven Kerrigan is in back)
Photo/Vicki Greene

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant along with the City Council presented the City’s annual scholarships to five high school seniors at the Council’s July 22 meeting.

Students from all high schools in Marlborough had the opportunity to apply in May. The $1,000 scholarships were funded by city residents through a voluntary round-up or checkoff system on municipal bills.

Brian Boxell graduated from the Advanced Math & Science Academy and will be attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Ashley LeConti graduated from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and will be attending Worcester State University. Marlborough High School had three graduates who were recipients. Andy Bonilla will be attending Boston College, Michael O’Donnell will be attending Champlain College and Jack Tobin is headed to the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

According to the City’s scholarship application, “the recipients must be residents of the City and must apply and be accepted to a college or university of their choice.”  The scholarships were granted based on academic success, community work, a personal essay, financial need and extracurricular school activities.