WESTFORD -- Forty-one members of the Class of 2013 at Nashoba Valley Technical High School have qualified for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, representing 25 percent of the senior class, the maximum number that is eligible for the award.
The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship is a Massachusetts Department of Education grant that provides free undergraduate tuition to state colleges and universities to students who score in the Advanced category in either the Mathematics or English Language Arts section of the 10th-grade MCAS test, and in the Proficient or Advanced category in the other section.
In addition, students must: have a combined MCAS score on those two assessments that ranks in the top 25 percent of their school district; be a permanent Massachusetts resident; be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen; enroll in a postsecondary institution full time in the first traditional academic semester after high-school graduation; and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
The following local students have qualified for the scholarship.
Ayer: Caitlin Cuoco, Desmond Davis, Richard Hughes.
Pepperell: Kayla Buchanan, Rachel Casey, Anthony Orazio, Sofia Reppucci, Christopher Rudkowski, Hannah Whiting.
Shirley: Courtney Deck, Kayla Drinkwater, Kelly Gallagher.
Townsend: Mitchell Ashe, Victoria Forbes, Jaid Hall, Cynthia Messina, Christopher Schiavo.