(Boston, MA - July 11, 2022) – As part of its longstanding commitment to supporting science education, Boston public media producer GBH announced the 2022 recipients of the Paula Apsell/GBH STEM Scholarship. Seven Boston public school high school graduates will receive an award toward post-secondary STEM education.
The scholarship is named for Paula Apsell, Senior Executive Producer Emerita of the science series NOVA, which is produced by GBH and seen nationally on PBS. The scholarship application process is open to any Boston public high school senior planning to study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the post-secondary level.
“Science is a crucial part of a thriving society, and we’re proud to support these students as they enter their college years to pursue studies in STEM fields,” said GBH president and CEO Jon Abbott. “We wish this cohort of Paula Apsell/GBH STEM Scholars the best as they strive toward a deeper understanding of the world around us, which lies at the heart of GBH’s mission.”
The diverse group of scholarship winners are from five Boston public high schools with plans this fall to study in STEM at colleges and universities across the country, including Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Tufts University, Bryn Mawr, Howard University, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.
The scholarship, which launched in 2020, is endowed by GBH for 10 years and donations may be made to the fund. More about the students and their photos can be seen here.
The 2022 GBH/Paula Apsell STEM Scholarship Recipient
Hadassah Bynoe, Another Course to College
Lainie Louis-Jame, John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
Marley Iralien, Boston Latin Academy
Matty Gross, John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
Ngima Sherpa, Brighton High School
Olga Gjika, Excel High School
Sheldon Brown, John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science
GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. GBH is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and Arthur and Molly of Denali and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. GBH’s television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and national services GBH WORLD and Create. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station and as a partner to NEPM in Springfield. Dedicated to making media accessible to and representative of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to audience members who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. With PBS LearningMedia, GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide. GBH’s local programming includes Boston Public Radio, Greater Boston, Stories from the Stage, Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Basic Black and High School Quiz Show. GBH has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at gbh.org.