Hamilton Relay, Telecommunications Relay and Captioned Telephone Service provider for the state of Maryland, has awarded a $500 college scholarship to Andrew Photinakis, a student of Northwest High School from Darnestown, Maryland.
The Hamilton Relay Scholarship opportunity is available to high school seniors who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking. A recipient is selected within each of the states where Hamilton is the contracted service provider and is one of several ways the company gives back to the communities it serves.
“Hamilton takes pride in recognizing outstanding leadership and promoting education,” said Tarita Turner, Maryland TRS Outreach Coordinator. “We are excited to have the opportunity to contribute to furthering Andrew’s education and wish him success in reaching his personal and professional goals.”
Andrew was awarded the $500 Hamilton Relay Scholarship after completing the application process, including writing an essay under the topic of communication technology. Andrew plans to attend Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf this fall to study computer science.