Congratulations to the 293 5th and 6th graders from Farrington, Gilbert, Hussey, and Lincoln schools in Augusta who submitted essays this year for cPort University!
After participating in workshops led by Bob Stuart of Maine College Circle, students wrote essays about their career aspirations and where they would attend college in order to pursue those careers. cPort’s Augusta branch staff reviewed all of the essays and selected recipients for $100 college scholarships. All program participants were recognized at cPort University ceremonies held at each school, where we also awarded the scholarships in front of students’ peers and families.
cPort University 2016 scholarship recipients also attended our April 28 visit to Unity College. Students experienced Unity’s campus first hand through a campus tour, a Student Life Q&A session, and lunch in the dining hall. Scholarship recipients in 2017 will be invited on a campus visit in 2018.
School Board Meeting
To conclude Augusta’s cPort University program this year, scholarship recipients presented excerpts of their essays to the Augusta Board of Education at the May 10 meeting. You can view the footage of the meeting here.
We are so proud of all of this year’s cPort University participants! Special thanks to all of the teachers and principals at Farrington, Gilbert, Hussey, and Lincoln schools for their continued partnership. Since the program began in 2010, we have received over 2,000 essays by 5th and 6th graders about their college aspirations!