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Unitil Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

Six high school seniors pursuing STEM education to receive $5,000 scholarships
2021 Unitil scholarship winners

Unitil, (, a provider of natural gas and electricity to customers in New England, is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Unitil Scholarship Fund. Each year, Unitil recognizes five high school seniors pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) from Unitil service territories in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts by awarding them with $5,000 to go towards their first year of undergraduate study.



The 2021 students are:

  • Cooper Leppard of Concord, New Hampshire, a graduate of Concord High School. Cooper plans to study Global Health Studies at the University of Miami.
  • Isabella Makabali of Stratham, New Hampshire, a graduate of Exeter High School. Isabella plans to study Bio Informatics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • John McDermott of Gardner, Massachusetts, a graduate of Gardner High School. John is undecided and looking at several STEM majors at UMASS Amherst.
  • Isabella Minai-Azary of Epping, New Hampshire, a graduate of Portsmouth Christian Academy. Isabella plans to study Chemistry at the University of California Santa Barbara.
  • Dawson Knapp of Sanford, Maine, a graduate of Sanford High School. Dawson plans to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine.

As part of the program, a sixth student who is the child of a Unitil employee was also awarded a scholarship. Olivia Leblanc, a graduate of Lunenburg High School, was selected to receive this unique award. Olivia plans to study Nursing at Fitchburg State University.

Established in 2011, the program supports students who demonstrate exceptional potential for careers in STEM.

“These six recipients were chosen from a large group of intelligent and motivated minds,” said Unitil Media Relations Manager, Alec O’Meara. “We wish them well as they embark on their new adventures and continue to strive and achieve greatness.”

More information about the Unitil Scholarship Fund can be found at


About Unitil

Unitil Corporation provides energy for life by safely and reliably delivering natural gas and electricity in New England. We are committed to the communities we serve and to developing people, business practices, and technologies that lead to the delivery of dependable, more efficient energy. Unitil Corporation is a public utility holding company with operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Together, Unitil's operating utilities serve approximately 107,100 electric customers and 85,600 natural gas customers.


Media Contact

Alec O'Meara
Media Relations Manager