The efforts of STAY MWV began in 2016, and is a hybrid of a young professional network AND a non-profit with a mission is to support the vibrant population of young folks making a life in the MWV.
Part of that mission is raising funds for its Student Loan Assistance Program. This program assists valley residents who are being choked by student loans, by helping to pay them back. By helping to alleviate this financial burden, Stay MWV hopes it allows breathing room for its scholarship recipients to have better funding available to buy a home, invest in a business or provide a more comfortable life in the Mt. Washington Valley. The ripple effect of young professionals being able to do these things without the financial barrier of student debt, makes for a stronger community, with deeper roots. Stay MWV wants young professionals to feel confident about moving to Mt. Washington Valley, and their ability to build a life here.
To date, Stay MWV has raised over $65,000 in student loan repayment funds. In 2021, STAY MWV hopes to raise and disperse $20,000 in student loan assistance.
Stay MWV also plans annual gatherings throughout the year to bring young professionals together to network, and collaborate.
Student Loan Assistance Awards are supported by:
Contact Jessica Wright if your local scholarship program would like to get involved.
Donate online -via paypal.
Donate via check:
Checks, made payable to the Mt. Washington Valley Preservation Association (MWVPA), can be sent to PO Box 2300, North Conway, NH 03860
Donate via Amazon Smile: We hope you SHOP LOCAL as much as possible but when you shop online for convenience please keep us in mind and Shop Amazon Smile, and choose us as your non-profit beneficiary (under the name Mt. Washington Valley Preservation Assc.)
The Stay MWV Committee meets on the first Monday of every month at 5:15 PM on Zoom and invites anyone interested to attend. Please contact Jessica Wright to confirm.
Jessica Wright, Chair '16 NH Association of Conservation Districts
Amanda Beegle 15' Gamwell, Caputo, Kelsh and Co
Kara Couture '16 Carroll County YMCA/Camp Huckins
Heather Clement '17 Chalmers Insurance Group
Trevor Sullivan '17 White Mountain Hotel
Meghan Moody '20 HEB Engineers