Hingham, MA -- Students from 17 different schools along the South Shore working at Linden Ponds, an Erickson Living retirement community in Hingham, MA, participate in the annual Student Scholarship Week to raise money for the Linden Ponds Student Scholarship Fund.
"Thirty three students are eligible for the scholarship this year", said Mairi Bleakie, Philanthropy Manager, Linden Ponds. "Since 2004, the Linden Ponds Student Scholarship Fund has awarded over $1 million in financial aid to hundreds of student workers to support their pursuit of higher education. It's a wonderful benefit for students working at Linden Ponds."
The Linden Ponds Scholarship Fund is for student employees who plan to attend a college or accredited trade school beginning fall 2018. The students need to have worked at Linden Ponds during their junior and senior year and put in 900 hours of work. Those students will receive a total of $6,000 over four years of college. The money will be dispersed directly to their schools, $1500 for a total of 4 years.
Events this year included a Spelling Bee, Car Wash, Bingo and a Fashion Show.
"Most of the events are free so we always hope to raise money by donations, not ticket sales," said Bleakie. "The students work hard to make this week come together and the residents love coming to all of the events."
For more information about the scholarship program, as well as learning about other benefits of employment with Linden Ponds such as tuition reimbursement, visit https://jobs.ericksonliving.com/
About Linden Ponds: Linden Ponds, one of 19 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Hingham, Massachusetts. The community is located in Plymouth County and is home to nearly 1,300 residents. Additional information about Linden Ponds can be found at LindenPonds.com.