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Massport Establishes Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship
City of Boston Graduates Eligible for $5,000 Award
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced the establishment of a scholarship honoring the memory of Lowell L. Richards III, Massport’s Chief Development Officer. The $5,000 Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who resides in the City of Boston, is graduating from a public high school and has been accepted to an accredited college or university by the submission deadline.
Mr. Richards was responsible for Massport’s strategic and master planning activities, including the airports and the seaport, as well as the agency’s private commercial and residential real estate development in South Boston, East Boston, and Charlestown. He joined Massport in 1999. Mr. Richards previously was an Assistant Secretary of Administration and Finance and Chief Development Officer for the Commonwealth and Deputy Mayor for Fiscal Affairs and Collector-Treasurer in the City of Boston. Mr. Richards held a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Masters in City Planning from M.I.T., and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.
“We at Massport want to ensure that Lowell and his devotion to public service and community development live on in a younger generation,” said Massport Interim CEO and Executive Director David S. Mackey. “One of the ways in which we will recognize and remember him is with this annual college scholarship in his name, for a graduating Boston public high school student with outstanding academic achievement, but also a record of service and contribution to his or her community.”
To be considered for the Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Resident of the City of Boston
• Boston public high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA
• Letter of acceptance to an accredited college or university for the 2012-2013 academic year
• Involvement in community service
• Interested in pursuing studies in government, public administration, management, planning, architecture, and design.
• Obtain two letters of recommendation, one of which MUST be from the community service agency where the applicant has volunteered
Students interested in applying for the Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship must submit an essay of 1,000 words describing their interest in pursuing one of the fields of study described above or how their community service has affected their outlook on life. All essays, letters of recommendation, certified High School transcript and proof of residency must be received by Alaina Travaglini in Massport’s Strategic Communications and Marketing Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012. For more information on the Lowell L. Richards III Memorial Scholarship, including an application checklist, please visit www.Massport.com/scholarships.
The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, public terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom Field and Worcester Regional Airport. Massport is a financially self-sustaining public authority whose premier transportation facilities generate more than $8 billion annually, and enhance and enable economic growth and vitality in New England. No state tax dollars are used to fund operations or capital improvements at Massport facilities.