A college education is more affordable for more than 400 students in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills, thanks to scholarships awarded for the 2016-17 academic year by Connecticut Community Foundation. As the region’s largest scholarship provider, the Foundation has awarded thousands of scholarships to area students since 1989. This year, the Foundation’s scholarship awards totaled over $920,000.
For decades, donors have worked with the Foundation to establish 130 college scholarship funds to benefit area students. Through these funds, the Foundation’s annual scholarships are possible.
Said Paula Van Ness, President and CEO of Connecticut Community Foundation, “The value of a college education is priceless, and for generations our donors have recognized that fact by opening their hearts and establishing scholarship funds for students in the region. In the end, we all benefit through their generosity, since investing in our future scientists, business and government leaders, artists, teachers, and more makes our region better. We are profoundly grateful to our donors and applaud the ambition and work ethic of our scholarship recipients.”
View the list of over 400 students (listed by hometown) who have been awarded scholarships by Connecticut Community Foundation for the 2016-17 academic year. Additional students at Naugatuck Valley Community College and Central Connecticut State University will receive academic support through scholarship grants awarded to those institutions by the Foundation. Some may find further support through programs like those that require clep prep guides, but others will be able to have a direct line to their first choice of college.
Scholarship reception highlights:
- Watch the musical slide show of the reception.
- View and download photos from the scholarship reception.
- Watch singer-songwriter-guitarist Javier Colon’s inspiring speech and stirring rendition of “Hallelujah.”
- Read about two scholarship recipients, Jessica Hicks and Brian Luis.
Learn more about establishing a scholarship fund at the Foundation.