United Way Youth Venture Awards Student Scholarships

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Three local high school seniors have received scholarships from the United Way Youth Venture program for their involvement in their communities.

Kylee McCumber, from Leominster, who attends the Winchendon School, was the recipient of the Bob Chauvin Leadership Award. Ethan Chandler, from Fitchburg High School, and Olivia Wells, from Oakmont Regional High School, were each awarded the United Way Youth Venture Scholarship.

We were unable to honor them in person at the annual United Way Thank You Event so we are doing our best to recognize them here with this series of interviews highlighting the best and brightest leaders in North Central Mass!


The Bob Chauvin Leadership award recognizes the UWYV participant who most exemplifies visionary leadership as a community changemaker through dedication to and support of the community. The scholarship provides $2,000 to support post-secondary learning.

The UWYV Scholarship was established to recognize outstanding seniors and current college students who are actively involved with the UWYV program. These students exhibit a commitment to not only the UWYV program, but also maintain a deep understanding of community service and civic leadership. The scholarship is awarded in amounts of $1,000.

Kylee plans to attend Bentley University in Waltham studying international business and marketing. Ethan plans to attend the University of Massachusetts in Lowell to pursue a degree in Early Education/Special Education. Olivia will attend Endicott College in Beverly and plans to study Marketing and Graphic Design.

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