Candia Dollars for Scholars® Scholarships Awarded to Local Students for 2019-20 Academic Year

Candia Dollars for Scholars® recently awarded scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year to local students. The organization manages several scholarships supported by local businesses and community organizations, allowing high school seniors and current college students to earn scholarships in support of their studies at two- and four-year colleges, graduate programs, universities, community colleges and vocational schools.  Shown above at the recent awards presentation are, from left: Marrysa Trudeau, recipient of the Candia Garden Club Scholarship; Trevor Jawidzik, who received the Jamie Brennan Scholarship; Laurel Thyng, recipient of the Rockingham Lodge Scholarship; Mason Thyng, who received the Candia Community Women's Club Scholarship; Jocelyn Normand, recipient of the Jamie Brennan Scholarship; and Molleigh Wyman, named this year's recipient of the Techs for Tomorrow Scholarship. Not pictured are Sara Drewniak, who received the Jeanne Cole Memorial Scholarship; and Megan Irving, recipient of the Four Corners Scholarship and the Ron Girard Humanitarian Scholarship.

First-Ever Recipient of Four Corner Scholarship Serves as Goodwill Ambassador

Megan (Cooley) Irving (pictured far right) is the first recipient of the Candia Four Corners Scholarship, a collaboration between Candia Trailers, Four Main Street LLC, Patriot Heating and Cooling and The Farmer's Wife, is administered by Candia Dollars for Scholars.

Crowned Miss New Hampshire in 2014 and serving as a Goodwill Ambassador to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Megan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a double major in Neuroscience and Psychology.  She is now pursuing a Master's degree in Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta. Pictured above, is Megan on a public service trip to Honduras through Global Bridges where she taught water purification and basic hygiene to children.


Two New Scholarships Announced by Candia Dollars for Scholars

In 2019, two new scholarships were announced by Candia Dollars for Scholars®. The first was the $1,000 Jeanne Cole Memorial Scholarship, funded by the Candia Community Woman's Club in memory of the late Jeanne Cole, a longtime CCWC member. It is the second $1,000 gift from the CCWC benefiting local students, and is awarded to an individual studying in the medical or health science fields.

The second donation was the $1,000 Four Corners Scholarship, funded by businesses at or near the intersection of Routes 27 (High Street) and 43 (Main Street). They include Patriot Heating, Candia Trailers, The Farmer's Wife, and 4 Main Street LLC.

"We are so grateful for all our cherished memories of Jeanne in the Candia Community Woman's Club," says CCWC Treasurer/Corresponding Secretary Lisa Cote. "We all are truly blessed to have worked with Jeanne on so many of our projects and those memories will always live on in our hearts."

"The generosity of the Candia Community Women's Club and the businesses at Four Corners will make a real difference in young people's lives," said Candia Dollars for Scholars® Coordinator Colleen Bolton. "These scholarships will provide needed support as students work toward their career goals."

Candia Dollars for Scholars manages several scholarships supported by local businesses and community organizations as well as individuals. Through Dollars for Scholars, high school seniors and current college students can use a single application to apply for scholarships in support of their studies at two- and four-year colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools.

Businesses and individuals can donate any amount for scholarships designated specifically for students educated in Candia. Gifts are tax-deductible and donations may be made on the chapter website, at, or mail checks to Candia Dollars for Scholars®, PO Box 412, Candia, NH, 03034.