Berlin, Gorham High School graduates awarded 2017 Cumberland Farms 'Believe and Achieve' Scholarship

Cumberland Farms announced that 130 talented high school seniors have been awarded “Believe and Achieve" scholarships to help them attend college in the fall of 2017. Among the winners are Berlin Senior High School graduate Samuel Essig of Berlin and Gorham High School graduate Lauren Gralenski of Gorham. Essig will be attending the University of New Hampshire; and Gralenski will be attending Southern New Hampshire University.

Since the launch of Cumberland Farms’ popular scholarship program over a decade ago, the company has provided more than $1 million of critical financial assistance to over 1,100 college-bound young adults to help them realize their dreams of achieving a college education.

As part of the company’s commitment to nurturing the future of young people, the “Believe and Achieve” program provides $1,000 scholarships annually to 130 eligible graduating high school seniors across its service area.

The program is open to students entering a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of 2017 who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms store. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic performance and financial need, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities such as community service and athletics. The application process for next year’s scholarship program will open in October 2017.