Austen Riggs Center’s Erikson Institute Awards Scholarship to Three Local High School Students
Each year, for the past seventeen years, the Erikson Institute of the Austen Riggs Center awards the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Scholarship to three students, one from each of three area high schools: Lee, Lenox, and Monument Mountain. The recipients are selected by their schools based on a record of academic excellence throughout the high school years, a stated intention to study social sciences or pre-medical studies in a four-year college program, and demonstrated leadership in community service.
The 2017 recipients, who were honored at a luncheon at the Austen Riggs Center on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, are:
- Keira Codey, who resides in Pittsfield and graduated from Lenox Memorial High School. She will be attending Williams College in the fall in their pre-med program.
- Theodore (Teddy) Michaels from Monument Mountain Regional High School. Teddy lives in Richmond and will be attending Columbia on a biology, chemistry, and pre-med track.
- Haleigh Richardson, a Lee resident and Lee High School graduate. She will be attending Fitchburg State to study nursing.
The scholarship was originally made possible by the generosity of Evelyn Stefansson Nef, an important member and benefactor of the extended Austen Riggs community. Although Mrs. Nef passed away in December of 2009, the Erikson Institute and Austen Riggs have continued the scholarship in her honor.
Read about some past scholarship recipients: