Maine Student Receives $250,000 Leonore Annenberg Scholarship Award

Last Updated: July 28, 2011

Kassandra Hopkins of Vinalhaven, Maine, is the recipient of a $250,000 Leonore Annenberg Scholarship to attend any undergraduate college or university in the country. As the first student from Maine to receive the prestigious award, all that’s left for Hopkins to take the next step toward her dreams is deciding where to spend it and what to study when she gets there.
Read more about Kassandra in this article from the Bangor Daily News.
The Leonore Annenberg Scholarship Fund identifies high school juniors of uncommon intelligence, empathy, and drive who overcome challenging circumstances and demonstrate exceptional character and academic achievement. Educational partner organizations recommend outstanding candidates to a national Selection Council. Recipients receive a four-year, all-expense scholarship to any fully accredited, U.S.-based college or university. A knowledgeable and committed mentor assists each scholar through the process of selecting, applying to, and preparing for college. The mentor also maintains contact with the scholar throughout the college years.
Up to five Leonore Annenberg Scholars are selected each year. The program reflects the late Leonore Annenberg’s lifelong commitment to education and her desire to prepare the next generation of national and international leaders.
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