After two years of fundraising, the scholarship quickly reached its minimum endowment mark and was awarded for the first time in the 2012-2013 academic year.
The 2014-2015 recipient is Haley Arsenault ’15, who is pursuing a major in Accounting and a minor in Spanish.
"I am extremely honored to have received this scholarship and it is an immense help to my family and I." says Arsenault, a native of Hampton, NH who is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the National Accounting Honors Society.
Arsenault was selected for meeting the GOLD Scholarship criteria including:
- Rising junior or senior
- GPA of at least 3.0
- Demonstrated financial need
- Commitment to the Stonehill community
As a component of the Stonehill College Fund, all gifts made to the College by alumni from the classes of 2005-2014 are considered GOLD gifts. Currently, there are approximately 100 GOLD volunteers — who have committed to making personal gifts to the College each year in addition to encouraging friends and classmates to do the same.
With the GOLD Scholarship, Arsenault will receive the support she needs to take advantage of every opportunity Stonehill has to offer. This year she plans to participate in the Habitat for Humanity program and also volunteer her time with the Farm at Stonehill.
Using Stonehill's strong ties in the accounting industry, Haley was able to secure herself an internship this past summer with G.T. Reilly and Co. in Milton, MA. According to Haley, "This was my first exposure to the accounting field and I was able to learn a great amount by participating in audits throughout the summer. I thoroughly enjoyed the internship and recently accepted a full-time position at the company for after graduation."
GOLD giving plays a critical role in helping the College to provide valuable programs and services for current students like Haley. Thanks to our GOLD Scholarship donors, she is well on her way towards a great career.