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Dean College Awards $38,000 Scholarships to Local High School Students

Dean College is pleased to announce that two local high school students have been awarded $38,000 scholarships to attend Dean: Ethan Pflomm received the Franklin High School Scholarship, and Caleigh Brown received the Hockomock YMCA Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded annually by the College to a deserving high school senior and are renewable each year the student attends Dean, provided they maintain a 2.7 GPA or higher. 

To apply, a student must submit an essay about what prompted them to apply to Dean and how they hope to contribute to the Dean community. They must also include a letter of recommendation from a school administrator, counselor or teacher. After all materials are reviewed, applicants meet with the scholarship selection committee for an interview. 

Franklin High School Scholarship recipient Ethan Pflomm chose Dean for the sense of community he found here on campus. 

“I chose Dean College because of the people and the atmosphere,” Ethan said. “Everyone that I met and talked to was kind and welcoming. When I spoke to current and past students, they all told me that they loved their experience. I could see myself fitting in very easily with the community and that’s how I knew that Dean was the right choice for me. In the fall, I am looking forward to getting involved with the Theatre program!” 

Meanwhile, Hockomock YMCA Scholarship recipient Caleigh Brown is looking forward to taking advantage of all the opportunities Dean offers to help her launch a career in occupational therapy. 

“Dean College’s close-knit community and vibrant atmosphere drew my attention from the moment I stepped on campus,” Caleigh said. “I’m grateful to have been chosen for this scholarship which will give me the freedom to shape my future and reach my dreams. The Exercise Science program aligns perfectly with my future goal of becoming an Occupational Therapist and the emphasis on internships will provide real-world experience and invaluable networking opportunities. This fall, I’m looking forward to getting involved in the honors program as well as Dean’s numerous community service initiatives. I’m so excited to be a Bulldog!” 

Congratulations to these future Dean College Bulldogs! If you are a current high school senior eligible and interested in one of these local scholarships, contact your high school guidance office for more information. 

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