A Franklin High student was the named the recipient of the 2016 MetroWest Chamber of Commerce’s Doug Flutie jr. Foundation For Autism Scholarship .
Michael Hurley, a senior at Franklin High, hopes to attend the University of Vermont’s intergreated humanity program, where he will studey education, linguistics, and social studies.
Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hurley has persevered and overcome adversity by succeeding in both academics and extracurricular activities throughout his high school career.
In addition to being a member of the National Honor Society, Best Buddies Program and Philosophy Club, he is an Eagle Scout and has volunteered with the Elks, the Autism Resource Center and a local nursing home. He is eager to learn new ways to help others and is looking forward to extending his education beyond high school.
The Doug E. Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism is located in Framingham.
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, headquartered in Framingham, held its education foundation scholarship reception on Tuesday at Staples HQ in Framingham.
The MetroWest Chamber Educational Foundation Scholarships were established to assist public or private high school seniors who reside in the MetroWest area and wish to continue their education beyond high school, whether in college, vocational or technical schools.