Naugatuck student earns scholarship

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WATERBURY — November 03, 2010 – Twenty-three area students entering or continuing an education at Naugatuck Valley Community College this fall received scholarships totaling $21,000 from the Community College Scholarship Program offered by the Connecticut Community Foundation in Waterbury.

Recipients are current high school graduates and adults returning to school. Students are pursuing studies in liberal arts, nursing, physical therapy, criminal justice, business management, digital arts technology, and education.

Kaitlin Jeannin is the recipient from Naugatuck.

The region’s largest scholarship provider, The Connecticut Community Foundation started the Community College Scholarship Program in 2009 to better meet the needs of area students seeking scholarships. Major funding to establish the Community College Scholarship Program was generously donated by Timex Group USA, Inc. in Middlebury, an anonymous donor, and other individual and corporate donors.

If you would like to contribute to the Community College Scholarship Program, please contact Ann Merriam Feinberg, director of Outreach and Development at 203-753-1315, or amerriamfeinberg@conncf.org. To make a donation online, visit www.conncf.org and click “Donate Now.”

For more information on scholarships, contact Josh Carey, program officer, at jcarey@conncf.org or 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.