Connecticut Community Foundation Offers Scholarships

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WATERBURY — Scholarship applications for the 2011 school year are currently available from the Connecticut Community Foundation in Waterbury.

Students may obtain applications online by visiting www.conncf.org/guidelines-applications. The deadline to apply is March 15.
For most of the Foundation’s scholarships, first-time applicants must be entering their first year of college in 2011 and live in Greater Waterbury or the Litchfield Hills including Beacon Falls, Naugatuck, and Prospect.

Helping students achieve their dreams of attending college since 1989, the Connecticut Community Foundation is the region’s largest scholarship provider. Last year, students in our region received more than $600,000 in scholarships from funds established by area donors.

For more information, contact Josh Carey, program officer, at jcarey@conncf.org, 203-753-1315.

About the Connecticut Community Foundation

Founded in 1923 as the Waterbury Foundation, the Connecticut Community Foundation was the first community foundation in the state.

The Foundation connects you to the causes you care about. Serving 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills, the Foundation administers more than 380 charitable funds established by local donors. Funds reflect a variety of philanthropic interests and support a range of giving opportunities in the arts, environment, health care, education, human services and women’s and children’s initiatives.

With this support, the Foundation provides grants and services to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students. Volunteers and staff offer their expertise by serving on committees and supporting special initiatives that effect positive change, growth and improve the quality of life in our region. For more information, go to www.conncf.org.