Amanda Kou awarded scholarship from MCCA

Amanda Kou scholarship winnerAmanda Kou, of Lynn, a student at North Shore Community College (NSCC), was one of six Massachusetts hospitality students recently awarded $2,500 each in academic scholarships by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA).

Pictured, l-r: Colleen Richards Powell, Director of External Relations and Government Affairs, MCCA, Amanda’s mother, Choun Kou, her son, Brysen Kou, Amanda, Robert O’Shea, Community Liaison, External Relations & Communications, MCCA.

The purpose of the MCCA Scholarship is to encourage professional development within the visitor and hospitality industry by awarding scholarships to high school seniors or college students who are permanent residents of Massachusetts and are graduating from an accredited high school or are enrolled in hospitality industry majors at a two– or four-year higher education accredited institution. Annually, six scholarships of $2,500 each are available through the MCCA Community Partnerships & Hospitality Scholarship Fund, administered through the MCCA.

“Being a first generation Cambodian American and being the first in my family to attend college is very significant to me,” acknowledged Kou.  “Winning this scholarship was very meaningful to me – I am able to go to school full-time while raising my son.”

For more information on the MCCA’s Community Partnership & Hospitality Fund, please visit: http://massconvention.com/community/grants-program-overview.

For more information on NSCC’s Hospitality and Tourism Program, contact Betty Kelly at bkelly@northshore.edu

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