PORTSMOUTH – The Portsmouth Women’s City Club is proud to announce its three 2021 scholarship recipients. The club annually awards scholarships of $ 1,000 to two graduates of Portsmouth High School (PHS) and a scholarship to a non-traditional student from the Great Bay Community College (GBCC) who identifies as female.
In alphabetical order, the first recipient, Ashley Atkison, is a nursing student at GBCC. President of the Great Bay Student Nurses Association, Atkinson was among the first nursing students to make the 100 Hour Volunteer List, contributing at least 100 hours of community service during an academic year. A first generation student, Atkinson, prior to GBCC, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design with a minor in art history from Plymouth State University. She volunteers with Hand Up, a needle exchange and harm reduction program based in Rochester, New Hampshire, as well as Goodwin Community Health’s mobile flu vaccination clinics. In his spare time, Atkinson performs virtual transcriptions for the Time & Valleys Museum in Grahamsville, NY, typing from old handwritten journals from the mid-20th century.
The second recipient, Isabelle (Bella) Lozan, will follow a concentration in finance at the University of Dayton. At PHS, Honor Roll student Lozan was captain of the Girls Varsity ice hockey team and a member of Girls Varsity Soccer. She was a founding member of S2S Educational for All Students; a leader in student-to-student mentoring; and a PHS Volunteer Day coordinator. His commentary on What’s Going On in This Graph ?, a weekly New York Times article, was published in The Times as a model of student engagement. Lozan is employed at Izzy’s Frozen Yogurt as well as at the Kumon Math and Reading Center.
The final recipient, Grace Walker, also an honor roll student, will attend the University of New Hampshire as a major in equine studies. A member of the PHS College Swim Team as well as the Portsmouth Private Competitive Swim Team, Walker volunteered for four years with the NH Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She has volunteer activities and service in recreational riding and show jumping. Walker is employed at the Pet Supply Outlet in Portsmouth.