In alignment with the goals of the Worcester Public Schools, one of the primary areas of focus for the Worcester Educational Development Foundation is College and Career Readiness.
WEDF facilitates scholarships and awards from donor advised accounts and serves as the fiscal agent for the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program funded by the Hanover Insurance Group Foundation.
AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination
Many middle and high school students perform in the academic middle, but are capable of higher achievement. The AVID program targets these students and advances them into more rigorous honors and advanced placement courses.
AVID operates in every public high school in Worcester.
The AVID program is supported by the Hanover Insurance Group Foundation.
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Michael Doherty Scholarship
Suzanne K. Ford Memorial Scholarship
Paul M. Gervais Memorial Scholarship
The Paul M. Gervais Memorial Scholarship is an annual $1000 scholarship awarded to graduating seniors who have excelled in the arts.
The scholarship is supported by the Gervais family in honor of Paul Gervais who fostered music education and appreciation throughout the Worcester area.
Paul Gervais was a 1973 graduate of Doherty Memorial High School.
Ryan P. Quinn Memorial Scholarship
The Ryan P. Quinn Memorial Scholarship is an annual $1500 scholarship awarded to graduating Burncoat High School seniors who have participated in varsity sports.
The scholarship is supported by the Quinn family and other donors in honor of Ryan Quinn who was a standout athlete at Burncoat High School.
Ryan Quinn was a 1996 graduate of Burncoat High School.