Bailey Driscoll, a top student in the 2016 graduating class at Portsmouth High School, awarded the A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship
MIDDLETOWN, RI – June 15, 2016 – KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), is pleased to announce that Bailey Driscoll, of Portsmouth, RI, has received the 2016 A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship. A 2016 graduate of Portsmouth High School, she is beginning her studies in neuroscience/pre-medicine at Brown University, in Providence, RI, this fall.
Miss Driscoll is the most recent recipient of the $1,000 award, which is presented annually to a high school senior who is either a resident of Aquidneck Island, attending a high school on Aquidneck Island, or the child or grandchild of a current KVH employee. In addition, the recipient must be planning to pursue a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) program at a four-year college. Beginning this year, the scholars are eligible for paid internships during their college years.
“We are thrilled to have Bailey as our newest KVH Technology Scholar. Her academic and extracurricular achievements in high school were exemplary, and we wish her the best as she heads to Brown to study neuroscience and pre-med,” says Lynn Stringer, technical writer for KVH, and a member of this year’s panel of scholarship judges.
At Portsmouth High School, Miss Driscoll’s many achievements included earning a 4.0 grade point average while taking a majority of Advanced Placement and Honors courses; being inducted into the National Honor Society; serving as president of the Language Honor Society and co-president of the Vocal Ensemble; competing on the school’s Science Olympiad team; and competing in volleyball and outdoor track and field. She also volunteers at Newport Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Miss Driscoll is only the second Technology Scholar in nine years to be a relative of a KVH employee; her father, Rick Driscoll, is KVH’s vice president of satellite products and services.
KVH started its technology scholarship program in 2008 in recognition of the importance that science, technology, engineering, and math professionals play in the current and future success of the company. KVH is a leading source for mobile satellite TV and broadband communication systems, along with defense and commercial guidance and stabilization solutions. The A.H. Kits van Heyningen Technology Scholarship is named for KVH’s late co-founder and chief scientist.
Note to Editors: Please visit the KVH Scholarship page, www.kvh.com/scholarship, for more information about the scholarship and its past winners.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries is a leading provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 200,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH is also a leading news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure. VideotelTM, a KVH company, is the market-leading provider of training films, computer-based training and e-Learning. KVH is based in Middletown, RI, with research, development, and manufacturing operations in Middletown, RI, and Tinley Park, IL. The company’s global presence includes offices in Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Denmark, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.