BOSTON – Keolis Commuter Services, the private company that operates the MBTA’s commuter rail service, awarded $5,000 to Lynn students as part of its scholars program.
The students will use the $1,000 gift to help pay for post-secondary education or job training. This is the third year Keolis has awarded scholarships, bringing the total amount distributed to $75,000 to 75 students.
Lynn students include: Odilia Mendez Barrondo, fashion merchandising, Framingham State University;
Adam Washington, business management, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; Lyla Nguyen, biology, University of Massachusetts at Lowell; Cindy Montesinos, child psychology, Salem State University; and William Allen, nursing, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
“At Keolis, we strive to form true partnerships with the communities we serve with safe and reliable commuter rail service,” said CEO David Scorey, in a statement.
The Keolis Scholars were provided with commuter rail tickets for them and their families to travel to Boston and enjoy the awards luncheon at the University of Massachusetts Club.
Keolis worked with school districts to choose the recipients, which were based on merit and financial need. More than 60 percent of scholars are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math.
Keolis carries 127,000 daily passengers throughout Greater Boston and services 138 stations. It is a subsidiary of Keolis North America, headquartered in Boston, and employs 2,500 people throughout the region.