Charlestown residents Brian Askew, Caroline Collier, Livia Kelly, and Emily Pardy, all of whom will begin college in the fall, are the recipients of the 2017 Partners HealthCare Charlestown Merit Scholarship.

The students received their individual $2,000 award from Partners affiliates MGH Institute of Health Professions, MGH Charlestown HealthCare Center, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, which have been presenting the scholarships to graduating seniors for the past nine years.

Askew graduated from Charlestown High School, where he won the Headmaster’s Award and was in the Debate Team’s Championship Division. He plans to enter the biomedical engineering program at the University of New Hampshire in the fall.

He also has worked as a research assistant intern at Boston Children’s Hospital and a neuroimaging research intern at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Collier graduated from Boston Latin School, where she won the 2016 Scholar Athlete MVP Award and tutored underclassmen at Latin’s McCarthy Institute. She is Vice President of the Keystone Group at Charlestown Boys and Girls Club, where she was also named 2017 Youth of the Year.

She plans to attend the University of Maine in the fall, where she will pursue a degree in speech-language pathology. After interacting with children with speech and language disorders at the Boys and Girls Club, she sensed her calling. “Like education, communication is very powerful and I want to help those who can’t communicate properly for themselves,” Collier said.

Kelly also graduated from Boston Latin, where she was captain of the varsity sailing team, president of STAND for Human Rights, and Topol Fellow for Peace and Nonviolence. She is stage manager at the Charlestown Working Theater, as well as an actor in the Shakespeare Project.

She will attend McGill University in the fall with a major in psychology, and plans to “take my interest and the knowledge I gain in college to places where children see and experience trauma and violence in their daily lives, and provide them with the mental health care they need to live a happy and mentally healthy life.”

Pardy graduated from Boston Latin as well, where she won the Gold Medal at the National Latin Exam, the Columbia University Book Award, and was captain of the varsity lacrosse team. She plans to attend Harvard College in the fall with the ultimate goal of earning a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

She is on the Mayor’s Youth Council, has spent five years volunteering for Charlestown Against Drugs, and cooks food for those in need at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church.