South Burlington High School graduate Avi Cohen, left, receives a scholarship from Charles Dinklage of AXA Advisors.

Cohen Honored for Achievement

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Thursday September 06, 2018

Avi Cohen was awarded an AXA Achievement Scholarship in the amount of $10,000 from the Vermont branch of AXA advisors at the South Burlington High School graduation earlier this year. The award is given to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate ambition, determination to set and reach goals, and the ability to succeed in college. In addition, AXA also gave Cohen a $1,000 grant to use toward education development.

Cohen is currently attending Yale University as part of the class of 2022.

“The AXA Scholarship meant that I can use my college time fully engaging with my classes and extracurricular activities without having to worry as much about finances,” Cohen said.

With an interest in biology and chemistry, the young scholar plans on majoring in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology.

“Helping families plan for their future is at the heart of what the Vermont branch does,” said AXA Executive Vice President Joseph DiMora. “This is another way we can provide information and financial resources that can enrich the lives of young people and the community at large. These scholarships are a launchpad for our students’ future success and we are honored to award them for their outstanding achievements.”

Before attending Yale, Cohen spent the summer volunteering at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Emergency Department, in addition to working as a tutor.

“I look forward to meeting new people and exploring the research opportunities Yale has to offer,” he said.