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Plymouth Scholars Student Selected as CollegeBound™ Scholarship Recipient

One Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy student closed out the school year with a surprise: a $5,000 scholarship. Chosen from hundreds of applicants from more than 90 National Heritage Academies (NHA) partner schools, Sayan Shah received the award through the NHA CollegeBound™ Scholarship program.
“I am thrilled to congratulate this year’s class of CollegeBound Scholarship winners,” NHA President and CEO Brian Britton said. “I’m inspired hearing these scholars’ stories of perseverance and courage. Seeing our educators encourage these tremendous young minds is what we strive to achieve each and every day through our mission to transform lives.”
 Sayan Shah holding his scholarship.
Sayan Shah – 2023 CollegeBound™ Scholarship winner

Sayan has a love for robotics and hopes to pursue a career in engineering.
Actively involved in robotics programs since second grade, he recently worked on robots that completed the following functions: filtering sweat from astronauts to turn into drinkable water, testing plant soil levels and then watering them to the proper moisture content, and robots that competed in three-on-three matches.
“Over the past 5 years, I have learned a lot through FIRST, which peaked my interest in pursuing a career in engineering. I look forward to using my assembling and programming skills in the future. I’m confident all that I have learned will help me succeed.”

Sayan Shah standing with his family.
Sayan Shah – 2023 CollegeBound™ Scholarship winner
Sayan’s principal and teachers at Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy said he is extremely hardworking, leads by example, and is a joy to be around. Sayan is always exceeding the goals of any given assignment, and they are excited to see him excel in his future endeavors.
The CollegeBound™ Scholarship Program is managed by an independent program administrator. Scholarship considerations include academic performance, community involvement, and a written essay. Through the application process, scholars can share about the experiences that have shaped them and the people who have influenced their lives – from community service to the real-world application of Moral Focus virtues to defining moments in the decision to pursue a STEM-based education.
Funding for the scholarship is provided through NHA employee contributions, people who believe in NHA’s mission to help every child achieve their dreams.

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About National Heritage Academies:
National Heritage Academies (NHA) is a network of 100 tuition-free, public charter schools across nine states, serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information, visit

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