The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club is pleased to announce that Quinlan Locke has been chosen to receive a 2011 Clubhouse to College (C2C) Scholarship from the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. C2C Scholarships amounts range from $2,500 – $10,000 (US) for post-high school students. The scholarships, funded by the Intel Foundation, are intended to provide resources to selected Computer Clubhouse members or alumni as they transition to post-secondary education. C2C is a key component of the Clubhouse program, encouraging Clubhouse youth to pursue studies beyond high school and realize their full potential.
The Clubhouse Network received 54 applications from youth in 25 Clubhouses located around the globe. Quinlan was selected based on his commitment to the Clubhouse, community involvement, academic achievements and future goals. Quinlan described his experiences in the Clubhouse and opportunities that the program has brought him. Highlights included peer mentoring, the development of college and career preparation skills, and projects collaborating with members from around the world through the Computer Clubhouse Village, the Clubhouse Network’s social network application, as well as face-to-face at the Computer Clubhouse Network’s biennial Teen Summit.
“Before coming to the Charlestown Club I never really used a computer much, but the Computer Clubhouse there really broadened my horizons,” Quinlan said. “It feels amazing to receive this scholarship because it’s going to help me be the first in my family to go to college, and really pursue my dream of becoming a mechanical engineer.”
Intel’s Pia Wilson-Body, Manager of Diversity Education, said, “We hope the scholarships will allow the Network to provide greater financial support and expand the number of scholarships to members and alumni who are pursuing post-secondary education.”