The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce this year's Scholarship Fund recipients Robert (Alex) Carpia and Nathanael Frisch.
The Scholarship awards were formally presented at our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 2019. Mr. Carpia is the first recipient of our new Continuing Education Scholarship, while Mr. Frisch received our High School Senior Scholarship. The selection process was not an easy one as the Scholarship Committee received many qualified applications, and we wish to congratulate all applicants on their many accomplishments.
Nathanael Frisch is a senior at Claremont Christian Academy with a 4.06 GPA while working part-time and participating in the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Student Internship Program. He also completed over 200 hours of community service during his high school career. These hours include serving meals at the Claremont Soup Kitchen, highway litter clean up, working with the Connect Center and Calvary Baptist Church. Nathanael plans to study Computer Engineering this fall. One of his letters of recommendation reads, "Nate is also a leader. He has great interpersonal skills and willingly takes on additional responsibilities. As head of his class, he leads by example in his studies and attitude toward academics. He is humble and great at encouraging other students."
Robert (Alex) Carpia has just completed his Freshman year at Western Michigan University where he is pursuing a degree in Aviation Flight Science. Alex holds at 3.24 GPA while performing numerous hours of community service with the Civil Air Patrol, ROTC and the Fort at No. 4. He is currently working two jobs while home this summer. One of his employers describes him as; "bringing a very friendly and logical approach to his position. He is great with any customer he has and doesn't shy away from the hard tasks." Alex's letters of recommendation refer to him as "a leader rather than a follower." "He possesses a level of maturity and desire to learn that will lead him to continue being successful both inside and outside of the classroom."
The Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund is a separate 501(c)(3) organization that is overseen by the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee.
Two different scholarships currently exist with the number of recipients varying each year. The first is awarded to a graduating high school senior from a public or private high school located in the greater Claremont area. The second is awarded to an employee of a member or current member of the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce.
Monies will be distributed in the second semester of study at a college, university, or a post-secondary career in technical education program following the successful completion of the first semester.
Eligibility is based on:
An applicant shall not be discriminated against because of age, sex, gender identity, race, creed, color, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or political affiliation or belief.