NATICK -- Dana M. Neshe, president of the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, has announced that Groton resident Jamie Park is one of 30 students from public, charter and vocational high schools in the area to receive a $1,000 scholarship grant from the foundation.

Park graduated from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School where she was a member of the field hockey and basketball teams. "The strong bonds that I formed with team members made my high school experience unforgettable," she stated.

Park will attend UMass-Amherst, where she plans to study communication disorders.

Each of 30 schools nominated a scholarship recipient based on criteria that included academic merit, financial need, community service and personal improvement.

The Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation was established in 2000 through an endowment provided by Middlesex Savings Bank to ensure funding of scholarships and worthy nonprofits in any economic climate. Over $325,000 has been distributed to date through the scholarship program.