Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School is proud to announce Julia Farrell, a senior in the Culinary Arts career program from Medfield, has been awarded a $34,000 tuition scholarship to Dean College for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years/8 semesters of attendance at Dean College, providing maintaining at least a 2.7 grade point average. This is the twenty-first year that Dean College is awarding the scholarship to a Tri-County student.
Consideration for the scholarship is based on a completed admissions application, a Tri-County senior in good standing, superior academic record, teacher recommendations, interviews with a Dean College admissions representative and Tri-County School Counselors, and extra-curricular activities including employment. Julia was awarded the scholarship based upon her professionalism and poise along with many of her accolades. Julia has been a member of the cheerleading squad throughout her time at Tri-County. She is employed part-time as a hostess and waitress at Nosh & Grog located in Medfield. Julia plans to pursue a degree from Dean College in Early Childhood Education.
Julia was well prepared for the interview process. Tri-County students are groomed to present themselves in a professional manner. They are taught to research an organization so they are prepared to answer any questions posed to them prior to going to an interview.
“Julia Farrell was chosen as the winner of the Tri-County Regional Scholarship because of her wonderful grade point average, her stellar recommendations, and outstanding employment endorsements,” said Larry Thode, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Dean College. “She is a great representative of Tri-County and we’re delighted to have her become a member of the Dean College student body.”
Though the scholarship has typically been announced at graduation exercises in the past, this year it has been announced earlier in order to meet the College’s acceptance fall enrollment schedule.
“Once again we are grateful of the generosity that Dean College has granted to one of our students and are proud of such a rewarding partnership that impacts our community,” said Stephen Dockray, Superintendent. “The scholarship program permits another Tri-County student to pursue a college education. Congratulations to Julia from all of us at Tri-County.”
In addition to Tri-County, the College also awards a scholarship to a student who is a Franklin resident at Franklin High School, and to a student who is a member of the Hockomock Area YMCA.
Dean College awards more than $20 million in scholarships and grants annually to assist students in funding their educations. An astonishing 90 percent of Dean students receive some form of merit-based aid with an average award amount of $19,000 per year. Dean College believes in making a private college education as affordable as possible, therefore most awards are renewable yearly provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress towards a degree.