Scholar Stories

Carolyn Brooks (Cape Cod National // St. Michael’s College ’18)

Being a Ouimet Scholar is something I am very proud of and it has impacted my life in many positive ways.  This award has given me the opportunity to further my education in unique ways, which I am extremely thankful for.  The financial award I received helped me tremendously with my college costs – including tuition, housing and food costs.  With Ouimet’s help, I was able to allocate some of the money I earned working at CCN over the summer towards a study abroad trip.

As a biology major, it is extremely difficult to study abroad during the school year, but thankfully there was a trip over winter break.  I took an extra class called ‘Tropical Ecology’ during the fall semester and this past December, I was lucky enough to spend 14 days in Costa Rica, traveling to three of their National Parks to study the diverse flora and fauna of the country.  It was the most incredible experience I have ever had and it was made possible thanks to the Ouimet Fund.  This experience, along with my current internship at Wild Care Cape Cod are helping me figure out exactly what I want to do with my future. 

At St. Michael’s, I am taking all of the necessary courses needed to set myself up for medical school, veterinary school, or potentially pursing a graduate degree in animal behavior or wildlife biology.  Thank you for helping me pursue my education – I hope one day I will be able to give back to The Fund that has done so much for me.  

 


 

Jeff Duggan (Cape Cod National // St. Lawrence University ’13)

Jeff spent summers from 2005 to 2012 caddying and working the bag room at Cape Cod National.  He graduated cum laude from St. Lawrence University in 2013 with a B.S. in Mathematics – Economics, while also captaining the golf team.  He was a recipient of the Ouimet Scholarship all four years of his studies, and was honored to receive the Cape Cod National Endowed Scholarship his final three years.  Jeff taught golf and life skills to at-risk youth in Salinas, California during his first year in the ‘real world’ and is currently a math teacher at Eagle County’s alternative learning high school in Vail, Colorado.  He credits the Ouimet Fund for giving him the opportunity to attend St. Lawrence and the ability to develop the rewarding and adventurous lifestyle he lives today.

 


 

Brandon Miller (Cape Cod National // Springfield College ’14)

Brandon worked at Cape Cod National from 2007 to 2014.  He graduated from Springfield College in 2014 with a degree in Sport Management and Recreation.  He currently works at Draft Kings in Boston.  At Draft Kings,Brandon manages day-to-day operations for the customer support team.  He credits his time caddying at CCN for teaching him the most valuable lessons he learned about customer service and professionalism. 


Scholars & parents: we want to hear your stories! To share, please email Director of Scholarships Michelle Edwards at michellee@ouimet.org.

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