2016-06-30 / News Briefs

KVH Technology Scholarship Recipient

Bailey Driscoll of Portsmouth has been awarded the 2016 A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship. A 2016 graduate of Portsmouth High School, Driscoll will enter Brown University in the fall as a major in neuroscience/pre-medicine. The $1,000 award is presented by KVH Industries to a high school senior who is either a resident of Aquidneck Island, attends school on the island, or is the child or grandchild of a current KVH employee. The recipient must be planning to pursue a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) program at a four-year college. Beginning this year, the scholars are also eligible for paid internships during their college years.

Driscoll, an AP and Honors student, earned a 4.0 grade point average at Portsmouth High School. She was inducted into the National Honor Society, was president of the Language Honor Society and co-president of the Vocal Ensemble. She was a member of the school’s Science Olympiad team and competed in volleyball and outdoor track and field.

KVH is a leading source for mobile satellite TV and broadband communication systems, as well as defense and commercial guidance and stabilization solutions. It started its technology scholarship program in 2008 to underscore the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math professionals in the success of the company.

The A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship is named for KVH’s late co-founder and chief scientist.

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