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Previous Scholarship Recipients

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2018 Recipient

Now in it's seventh year, the CCYP Career Connect Scholarship has awarded $97,500 worth of scholarships to 36 local recipients to return to school, train in a new profession, or to take a course to develop their professional life on Cape Cod.

In 2018, Kelly Medeiros was awarded the Career Connect Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to return to school and further her career with the Cape Cod National Seashore.

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2017 Recipient

In 2017, Linda Saffle was awarded the $2,500 scholarship. Linda will be attending George Washington University (online) for a Master's Degree in Secondary Special Education and Transition Services. Linda is currently a Direct Care Professional for Day Services for Transitions Centers Inc. in South Yarmouth. There, she mentors and provides individually tailored services to individuals with disabilities.

Linda is the Sandwich Special Education Parent Advisory Council Chair, advocating for students with special needs in Sandwich and around the Cape. She’s also a Federation for Children with Special Needs trained advocate where she presents workshops around the Cape and volunteer to oversee all educational decisions for a student in DCF care. Finally, as a Girl Scout troop leader and Girl Scout Service Unit Coordinator (overseeing Bourne and Sandwich Girl Scout troops), she teaches girls new skills, empowers them and develops their leadership skills, confidence and character through badge work, field trips, camping trips, service projects and mentoring future leaders.

Linda writes...

"As a mother to children with special needs, my career interests have taken a major turn from economics and business to special education, transition planning and disability services. After staying home to raise my children, I now work at a day habilitation program providing services to individuals with disabilities, facilitating greater community integration and ensuring members make effective progress on their service plan goals. With respect to my career goals, there is opportunity to pursue a career in transition planning and services on the Cape. Because local schools lack resources to offer proper transition planning, transition services offered by social service agencies are growing for youth ages 16 to 22. I envision myself working for an adult service agency that provides transition services or in a university position in disability services. On the Cape, I see a significant need in two areas: (1) transition services for youth with disabilities ages 16 to 22 and (2) adult day programs for high functioning individuals with disabilities. Ultimately, I would love to start my own agency to meet these needs. Graduate study at The George Washington University would close my knowledge gap, allow me to study the latest research on best practices in the field of secondary special education and transition planning and empower me to help fellow Cape Codders with disabilities improve their skills and become more independent."
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2016 Recipient

Laura Thorup was awarded the $2,500 scholarship. Ms. Thorup is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Work at Boston University through Cape Cod Community College's satellite program. Her post-graduation goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and work on the Cape with patients battling drug addiction. Her graduate internship will be with Gosnold on Cape Cod. Originally from the Cape, Ms. Thorup currently resides in Orleans with her daughter.

2015 Career Connect
2015 Recipients

Yuliya Garcia (Top Left), Samantha LeBoeuf (Top Right), Katherine Lockwood (Bottom Left), Katie Nikas (Bottom Right) and Mandy Shaw.

2014 Scholarship Recipients
2014 Recipients

Fall 2014 (pictured): Bryony Scudder, John Bonanni, Julie Keene, and William Schneeweiss.

Spring 2014: Carrie LeGeyt, Christin Marshall, Julie Ann Munson, Paul Clark, Dawn Dinnan, and Meaghann Kenney.

2013 Spring Recipients

Melissa Alden, Karla Callachan, Emily Edwards, Jonathan Rouillard and Maura Weir.

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2013 Fall Recipients

Christopher Wiklund, Stephanie Daugherty, Anna Seymour, Kristina Caterino and Susy McAlvin.

2012 Scholarship
2012 Recipients

Fall 2012 (pictured): Stephanie Ellis, Matthew Kemp, Carl Monroe and Toni Rubino.

Spring 2012: Kathleen Duffy, Anna Henning, Samantha Mueller and Heidi Roberts.