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High School Grads Receive STEM Scholarships

Edmire Kabia (l) and Pete Delano

Concord, NH – Nobis Group, an employee-owned consulting firm providing engineered solutions for development, energy, and the environment, recently awarded scholarships to two 2021 high school graduates.

The 2021 Nobis Group STEM Scholarship recipients include Massachusetts student Edmire Kabia of Lowell High School, and New Hampshire student Neil Kachappilly of Nashua High School South. Kabia and Kachappilly are pursuing higher education in the fields of civil engineering and environmental engineering, respectively. The students met with Nobis president and CEO, Ken Koornneef, and Senior Vice President Pete Delano at the firm’s New Hampshire and Massachusetts offices to receive their scholarships.

Neil Kachappilly (l) and Ken Koornneef

Now in its third year, the Nobis scholarship program was developed to further the company’s dedication to promoting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields to high school students. The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors in New Hampshire and Massachusetts who have demonstrated an interest and are pursuing further education in STEM fields at a college, university, or trade school. Scholarship applications, essays, and transcripts are evaluated by an internal committee at Nobis comprised of scientists, engineers, and administrative professionals who are tasked with selecting students who best demonstrate a passion for STEM.

“Reading through each application, we get to see so many different backgrounds and experiences that have inspired these young men and women to become interested in environmental and engineering fields,” said Katie Dillon, Nobis Group marketing manager and chair of the firm’s scholarship committee. “It is always a difficult task to pick the winners, but I know our scholarship committee considers it a great privilege to be a part of supporting students in their pursuit of STEM education.”

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