Academic Honors for Braintree Students – UMass High-Demand Scholarship

The below students from Braintree have been awarded academically.

These students are likely just a handful of the many accomplished scholars from Braintree in high school or college. If you know of any other students worthy of praise, email joseph.markman@patch.com or comment below!

UMass Boston

Jennifer Mai, a University of Massachusetts Boston student from Braintree, MA has received one of the state's new High-Demand Scholarships, awarded to students pursuing careers for which the state has an urgent need for skilled talent.

The scholarships will assist students who are majoring in health care, STEM, business and finance sectors, and planning careers in fields such as computer science, engineering, nursing and the life sciences.

"These scholarships encourage students to pursue fields where we know there are job openings," Governor Deval Patrick said. "If we want economic growth, we need to be able to produce the talent that business and industry needs. That's why investments like this, that help keep public higher education affordable and aligned with workforce needs, benefit every Massachusetts taxpayer."

Loomis Chaffee School

James Cox, a junior from Braintree, has recently been named to the Honor Roll for the winter term at The Loomis Chaffee School.

Located in historic Windsor, Connecticut, Loomis Chaffee is an internationally recognized college preparatory school for grades 9-12 that fosters critical thinking and a global perspective in talented students from around the state, the country and the world. Since 1914, the school has offered educational opportunities for boys and girls regardless of religious or political beliefs, national origin, or financial resources. Academically challenging, the school promotes active learning within a respectful and civil community. This year, Loomis Chaffee awarded $7.7 million in financial aid to 34 percent of the student body. The school's 650 students represent 31 countries and 30 U.S. states.

–Info from readMedia Newswire and UMass


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