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Press Release

From Far and Wide Across the Globe, Past CCSF Recipients Tell Their Stories

Alex Daltas grew up in Carlisle in the 1980s and is now a scriptwriter in Hollywood.

Amy Rader Olsson was born and raised in Concord. Today, she is the director of an environmental energy research lab in Sweden.

And James Dottin of Boston is just months away from earning his doctorate in geology at the University of Maryland, where he studies Martian rocks.

What do Alex, Amy and James have in common? Each is a Concord-Carlisle High School graduate, and each received a scholarship from the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund to help them follow their dreams to a college education and their career of choice.

Next year, the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. In that time, it has provided over $3 million in scholarships to more than 1,300 students with financial need from the Concord and Carlisle community. Like Alex, Amy and James, they can now be found all over the globe, pursuing everything from medicine to studio art, directing foundations, running companies, working in labs, composing music.

In honor of the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund’s golden anniversary, a compilation of profiles of 50 of its past scholarship recipients is in the final stages of production and will be available to the public in early 2016. Titled “Telling Our Stories” and written by Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund board member and writer Linda Myers-Tierney and journalist Nancy Shohet West, both of Carlisle, it explores the lives of 50 of its scholarship recipients over the last fifty years.  It describes who they were as high school students, who they are now, and how their Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund scholarship helped them bridge the gap to the first step of their adult lives: attending college.  As Caitlin Moss, Concord-Carlisle High School graduate of 2007 and Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund scholarship recipient, states, “That support was what enabled me to have the confidence to go to far flung corners of the world and to successfully figure it out when I get there.” Expect to hear more on how the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund will thank its donors, celebrate its students' accomplishments, and commemorate its 50th Anniversary in 2016. Please follow the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund by liking us on Facebook. To learn more about how to help the students who live or have studies in Concord and Carlisle pursue their college dreams, to endow a scholarship or make a donation, visit ccscholarship