Meet Kim Deyo from Thomaston, Connecticut! She’s a Studio Art major at the University of Hartford. For the second consecutive year, she was awarded the Lois Livingston McMillen Memorial Scholarship from Connecticut Community Foundation and she’s just back from a semester of study in Cortona, Italy. Watch her tell her story (below).

Connecticut Community Foundation is one of the largest college scholarship providers in the Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills region, thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors over many decades who wanted to help students achieve their dreams of a college education.

Each year, we award hundreds of scholarships to students like Kim Deyo from all walks of life. Learn more about applying for scholarships from the Foundation at