MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Abdirauf Abdullahi graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in 2006. He was the son of Somalian refugees and successfully completed high school, received a full scholarship to college, and was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity two months before starting his first semester. “Abby” was an exemplary METCO student who had taken advantage of the Concord-Carlisle education to catapult himself into success.
The Concord-Carlisle METCO director in office at the time of Abby's death reflected that "Abby was peace-loving, and a quiet leader." Abby pulled himself up by his bootstraps through recognizing that the bus he took to school every day would not guarantee him a college education and a prosperous future but that constant study, sweat on the basketball court, and help when needed were his keys to success.
The Abby Fund Board convened to fundraise to establish an endowed Named Fund in Abby’s memory. They hope that The Abby Memorial Scholarship will inspire current METCO students to take advantage of the opportunities offered to them by combining a hard work ethic with community involvement, aspiration, and everyday activism.