The New England Patriots Foundation, Inc. is excited to recognize New England high school athletes for their excellence in their respective sports as well as their commitment to their academic performance. This scholarship is meant to provide $4,000 of financial assistance for individuals to pursue an education in a STEM field in their post-high school education.
Eight scholarship recipients will be chosen throughout the 2023-24 Patriots season and the winners are honored at each Patriots home game. See the recipients below.
Jamari Mathis – Dorchester, MA
As a student at Roxbury Prep High School, Jamari uses his creative talents in the Comic and Anime club. Outside of school, he participates in a program with Friends of the Children called the Adolescent Leadership Council. Jamari hopes to study Information Technology and has hopes of one day becoming a video game tester.
Hawa Sheriff – Boston, MA
As a student at Wakefield Memorial High School, Hawa is on the student council and an athlete on the track and field team. She has hopes of studying nursing and one day opening her own private practice. With her own private practice, she hopes to educate Black and Muslim communities about mental health.
Kylie McKenzie – West Springfield, MA
As a student at West Springfield High School, Kylie is her student body class president and captain of the varsity basketball team. She has hopes of continuing her studies past high school and wants to become either a doctor or a surgeon specifically working in the field of neonatology.
Ahunna Okereke – Brockton, MA
As a student at Brockton High School, Ahunna is involved in the National Honors Society, marching band and plays on the varsity tennis team. She hopes to continue her studies at a university or college in New England by majoring in Biomed.
Karla Dionisio – Hyde Park, MA
As a student at Match Charter Public High School, Karla is a captain on the softball and volleyball teams. She also helps to manage the school's basketball team. As a first-generation college student, she hopes to continue her studies at Northeastern University with a concentration in the health science field.
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