First semester scholarship checks and announcements were mailed during the second week in September to a record number of Ouimet Scholars. The Fund increased its total awards by $100,000 this year and also saw significant increases in overall scholarship recipients, inner-city, minority and female Scholars, as well as clubs and colleges represented.
“We are thrilled to be helping so many more kids. We will have 298 financial Scholars, and representatives of 141 clubs who are attending 147 colleges in 25 states. We’re also delighted with big increases in women, minorities, inner-city and Boston Scholars. We now have 125 endowed scholarships which are providing 30% of our total scholarships and we also have to express our great thanks to the clubs that support us through the bag tag and our other programs,” said Ouimet Fund President Greg Gailius.