Congratulations to the 159 Wentworth School fifth graders 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. Students wrote about their dreams of future careers including veterinarians, game wardens, pilots, and musicians. They plan to study at colleges and universities across the country including Cornell, UNE, Unity College, Juilliard, and Boston College. cPort staff read the essays and selected the scholarship recipients based on students’ passion, effort, and identification of a college in their essays. At the ceremony held on June 9, cPort staff and school officials recognized every program participant for their efforts and announced the scholarship recipients in front of their peers and families.
Scarborough cPort University 2016 scholarship recipients also attended our April 24 visit to the University of New England. Students experienced the UNE 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 Spring 2018.
We are so proud of all of this year’s cPort University participants! Special thanks to the teachers, principal, and guidance counselors at Wentworth School for their continued partnership. Since the program started at Wentworth School in 2015, we have awarded over $5,000 in scholarships to fifth graders!