Incoming student wins $100,000 scholarship

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One member of the Class of 2016 was recently awarded a highly competitive scholarship to come to Union.

Jared Diou-Cass, a senior at Maranacook Community High School in Readfield, Maine, won the Proton OnSite Scholarship, a $100,000 award given to three high school students nationwide. The scholarship is given based on academic excellence, financial need and commitment to studying and working in science or technology.

The scholarship was started by Tom Sullivan, founder of Lumber Liquidators and owner of Proton OnSite, a renewable energy company based in Connecticut.

Diou-Cass said he chose Union because of the small, liberal arts feel, the academic rigor and one-on-one interaction with faculty. “I was blown away by the college feel to it, the sense of community and also the advanced instrumentation, particularly in the sciences,” he said.

“It is empowering to be selected for the scholarship, and to realize that great things are on the horizon,” Diou-Cass said. “I am profoundly honored.”

Read more about his scholarship in the Kennebec Journal.