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Two Earn JFK Scholarships

WickedLocal: Natick, July 3 2014 (click here for original article)

JFK Scholarship winners Julia Grace and Ryan Ward are shown flanked by Natick Democratic Town Committee members Heidi Larson and Craig Bystrynski, who oversee the JFK Scholarship Fund. Contributed photo

The Natick Democratic Town Committee welcomed this year’s winners of the JFK Scholarships to its recent monthly meeting.

Julia Grace and Ryan Ward, 2014 graduates of Natick High School, demonstrated a strong interest in government, public service, and politics in their applications. Both were awarded $500, which will be available as they head to college this fall.

The JFK Scholarship is a non-partisan selection; the winners are selected regardless of how, or if, they are registered to vote. Two scholarships are awarded annually.

The NDTC collects donations throughout the year to fund the scholarships.

  • Among the various factors considered in reviewing the applications are:
  • Intended college major in political science, government or related field.
  • Involvement in student government at Natick High School and other student government groups or organizations.
  • Intern/volunteer in a government agency or a political campaign

“We’re proud to make these awards to Julia and Ryan. They’re great young people, already involved in their community,” stated Stephen Roche, the chairman of the Natick Democratic Town Committee.