Burlington student awarded scholarship from Cumberland Farms

August 22, 2017 by  

Cumberland Farms recently awarded its Believe and Achieve Scholarships to 130 high school seniors, one of whom was Crystal Curran from Burlington. She plans to attend UMass Amherst in the fall.

The Believe and Achieve program is part of company’s commitment to developing the future of young people, and each year awards 130 eligible graduating high school seniors across the area it services with a $1,000 scholarship.

Students must live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms store and plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited vocational-technical school, university or college. Awards are given based on financial need and academic performance of the student, as well as their involvement in community service, athletics, and other extracurricular activities.

CEO of Cumberland Farms, Ari Haseotes, commented that the Believe and Achieve program, which was started in 2006, is one way that the company can give back to the community, by helping ambitious and hard-working young people. Over $1.1m has been given out to more than 1,100 students in 11 years, and the company is proud of the difference it has been able to make in the lives of these students.

Local print companies can be hired to create flyers about this program from Cumberland Farms so that eligible students can apply for next year’s scholarship program when it opens in October.