- FUN FEATURES
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s community endowment and largest grantmaker, announces the availability of several scholarships administered through The Community Foundation. Applications for these scholarships are reviewed and awarded by The Community Foundation’s Education Sub-committee, unless otherwise noted. Students interested in and eligible to apply for the scholarships below should visit www.cfgnh.org/scholarships for details and to apply online. For questions about applying for a scholarship from any of the funds listed below, please contact Gina Ackeifi at (203) 777-7079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jeanne Meyers Amore Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 2004 by Susan Asarisi, Nancy Boney, John Meyers, and Kathryn Tonucci to provide college scholarships to female students graduating from East Haven High School who demonstrate financial need, excel academically, and are accepted into an accredited college or university. Application is online; deadline to submit is April 11, 2011 by 5:00 pm.
The Imperato Family Scholarship Fund established in 2003 by bequest of Eugene Imperato for seniors and graduates of Derby High School who are pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s of Business degree. Application is online; deadline to submit is April 11, 2011 by 5:00 pm.
The Lee Scholarship Fund established in 1999 to assist with the educational needs of the children and spouses of Lee Company employees. Application is online; deadline to submit is April 11, 2011 by 5:00 pm.
The H. Pearce Family Scholarship Fund established in 1999 by Herbert H. Pearce to encourage education by offering scholarships to the employees and families of the H. Pearce Company, The New Haven Symphony Orchestra Inc. and the Long Wharf Theatre. Application is online; deadline to submit is April 11, 2011 by 5:00 pm.
Gerald J. & Helen B. Bogen Scholarship Fund established in 1984 by gift for scholarships for graduating seniors from Naugatuck Valley high schools. This scholarship is administered by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce; please contact the Chamber for more information at 203-925-4981.
Elizabeth Doyle Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 1985 by bequest of Eva C. Doyle, in memory of her daughter, for students studying to be teachers, preferably from North Haven. Please contact Lciulla@yahoo.com for more information about this opportunity. Include name of scholarship in subject line. Application is online, completed forms must be returned on or before April 15th to the First Selectman’s office.
The Milton Fisher Scholarship Fund established in 2003 by the Reneé B. Fisher Foundation to provide a four-year scholarship to students who come up with distinctive solutions to problems faced by their schools, communities, or families. This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The deadline to submit applications for this scholarship is April 18, 2011. Click here for more information and to download the application.
The Promising Scholars Fund established in 2007 by Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Beta Tau Boule' of New Haven, Connecticut as a scholarship fund to assist academically talented African American graduates of selected Connecticut high schools. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university of the student's choice. This scholarship is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Deadline to apply is March 20, 2011.
Mary Taylor Friedler Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 1991 with an initial gift from Saul Friedler in memory of his wife to provide prizes to high school juniors and seniors attending New Haven Public High Schools who exemplify the true ethics of Judaism: Peace, Justice and Righteousness. Contact Lydia Bornick at email@example.com for more information.
Herman & Bess Glazer Scholarship Fund established in 1979 by gift for students graduating from any of the Ansonia, Derby, Seymour or Shelton, CT high schools. Recipients of this scholarship are selected by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce; please contact the Chamber for more information at 203-925-4981.
Harry S. Huggins Memorial Scholarship Fund established in 1998 to provide scholarships to young males graduating from James Hillhouse High School who exemplify the same great characteristics and qualities as Harry Huggins are eligible to apply. Please contact the guidance office at James Hillhouse High School for more information.
Maria Baez Perez Scholarship Fund established in 2004 to honor Maria Perez who devoted her life to her community and to the constituents of the 3rd Congressional District. This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors who are constituents of Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional district; awards are based on community service. For more information, please contact Chuck Swirsky at 203-497-8034 or Chuck.Swirsky@gmail.com.
Watershed Scholarship Fund established in 2003 by the Watershed Fund to provide scholarships to students who reside within the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority District and intend to enter, or are currently enrolled in, an accredited university or two-year or four-year college to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies in the environmental sciences. Applications are available at www.thewatershedfund.org and must be submitted to The Watershed Fund, c/o Evelyn R. Yoder, Regional Water Authority, 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT 06511 by Friday, April 8, 2011.
The majority of available scholarships from funds at The Community Foundation are administered through the Guidance Departments of each school and awards are determined externally by school committees, organizations and designated parties depending on the scholarship fund. Eligibility criteria and deadline dates vary. Students should check with their Guidance Counselors about other scholarship opportunities from funds at The Community Foundation. In 2010, nearly $700,000 in scholarships was awarded from The Community Foundation and its partner the Valley Community Foundation from more than 80 individually-named scholarship funds.
Since 1928, donors to The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven have built the Greater New Haven region’s community endowment valued at approximately $300 million. For more information about The Community Foundation, visit www.cfgnh.org.