Merrimack students receive Red Sox Service Scholarships

BOSTON – Merrimack residents Emily Duval and Jolie White were recognized as recipients of the New Hampshire Red Sox Service Scholarship during a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park before the game with the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, May 21.

The program awarded students from public high schools across New Hampshire with $1,000 scholarships toward their college education based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility and community service.

The scholarship recipients were congratulated on the field by Red Sox Executive Vice President Troup Parkinson and Red Sox Senior Vice President David Friedman. Jay McFarland, dealer principal of McFarland Ford of Exeter, was on hand representing the Ford Motor Co. Fund, a sponsor of the program.

The service scholarship program was introduced in 2010 by then-New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, Red Sox Principal Owner John W. Henry and Red Sox Foundation board member Linda Pizzuti Henry. The program has since expanded from 10 qualifying New Hampshire public schools in its inaugural year to 50 in 2016.

One student from each high school is chosen for the award. The service scholarships are available in all six New England states.