Left: Brigitte Spencer of York, 缅因州 volunteers at 纽约医院 during the 桑福德 Open House in 2018. Right: Brigitte during her senior year at Bryant University, Smithfield, RI.

The Carroll Family and The Rossiter Family Scholarship for Volunteerism
委员会 celebrates the college graduation of its first recipient who received the scholarship over four years ago. Brigitte Spencer of York, 缅因州, cheerily reminisced about her volunteer time at 纽约医院 saying, “When filling out the 纽约医院 volunteer application, I was intrigued by the Friendraising department. After a little research, I learned that Friendraising was a combination of fundraising, marketing and graphic design. I discovered through my volunteer work on their team that marketing is perfect for me. I was even able to join the department members at a conference that highlighted women in the business world and mentorships. This experience was the cherry on top because it showed me that one day, I not only wanted to become, 但真正的 可以 become, a successful businesswoman.”

四年过去了, Brigitte has graduated from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, and admits that Bryant was a life changing experience. “I grew out of my shell and became a more confident person,” said Spencer.  She graduated from Bryant last spring earning a BS in business administration with a concentration in marketing, and a double minor in communications and global supply chain management. 毕业后, Brigitte accepted a full-time position at Target as an executive team leader for service and engagement. Mentioning that she chose Bryant for its strong marketing program and business school, Brigitte acknowledges with enthusiasm, “it has prepared me for success.你能听到 Brigitte speak about her experience 在这里.

五年之后, 和近25美元,000 in scholarships awarded to high school seniors residing in one of 纽约医院’s community service areas, the committee is excited to begin the process again. 夫人. Patricia Rossiter of York, 缅因州, will award up to two $3,000 scholarships to class of 2022 high school graduates for their freshman year of college

“This scholarship was set up to honor my parents and my son. My father was a remarkable man who always wanted to help young people succeed. 他常说, No one can take away your education.“像我父亲一样, I hope this scholarship helps young students begin their educational journeys—with a little bit of help and the knowledge that others both believe in and support them. It not only rewards students for their studies and activities, but encourages them to volunteer at 纽约医院 and gain valuable experience in helping others, 太,”Rossiter说.

“We are honored to work with Pat Rossiter who set up the scholarship fund six years ago for 纽约医院 high school volunteers who have given over 50 hours of volunteer service. Pat is a member of the committee and is such a joy to work with,凯特·福特问道, who oversees the 纽约医院 Volunteer Program. “It takes commitment on behalf of these very talented high school volunteers, who often have competing scholastic, athletic and community service demands along with additional creative interests, but still find time to volunteer at 纽约医院,”福特说.

To be eligible this year, scholarship applicants must be class of 2022 high school seniors who are 活跃的 volunteers at 纽约医院; have volunteered at 纽约医院 for a 最少50小时; are from a high school within the 纽约医院 service area of Kittery, 艾略特, 伯威克的, 桑福德, 黎巴嫩, Kennebunk, 井, 喜怒无常的, Ogunquit and York; and plan to enter an institution of higher learning. For those who qualify, applications must be submitted on or before Friday, April 1, 2022.

For more information about the scholarship and volunteering at 纽约医院, please contact Kate Ford at (电子邮件保护) or .