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Dickinson College Announces Winner of Dickinson-Carlisle Scholarship

Photo of Jacob Bream standing with Margee Ensign in front of a green-tiled wall.

Jacob Bream and President Margee Ensign.

Carlisle High School Senior Selected for Academic Achievement and Volunteer Activities

by Craig Layne

Jacob Bream '23, a senior at Carlisle High School, has been selected as the recipient of the Dickinson-Carlisle Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship awarded annually to a college-bound Carlisle resident who is engaged in service and leadership in the community. Dickinson President Margee Ensign recently presented the scholarship to Bream at the Carlisle High School Senior Awards Night.

“Ever since I first walked onto the campus, I knew it was for me,” said Bream, who was selected from a pool of a dozen highly qualified candidates for his academic achievements and commitment to service.

“Jacob serves as an example of the extraordinary promise of our young people, and we are excited to see all he’ll accomplish as a Dickinsonian,” said Ensign. She announced the creation of the scholarship in 2017 as a reflection of the college’s deep commitment to the community and to providing a distinctive brand of useful education for the common good. The scholarship has been recognized by Forbes as a “good neighbor” initiative.

At Carlisle High School, Bream stands out for his volunteer activities and his academic achievement. He has been serving as a volunteer junior firefighter for four years, and he has attended EMT classes through the firehouse. Bream also played volleyball and tennis and served on the senior class council, which, among other activities, raises funds for charitable events. He participated in the Geisinger Holy Spirit Future Healthcare Academy and hopes to pursue a career as a doctor after his studies at Dickinson.

“Receiving this scholarship means that I will be able to further help the people in my community and get a head start on my future,” said Bream. He will begin classes on Sept. 2. “I know I made the right choice choosing Dickinson, and I know that it will be a good fit for me,” he said.

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Published May 21, 2019