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SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year since 1914, high school students who reside and attend school in Litchfield County have been granted scholarships to enroll in a college or university. It is estimated that from the beginning thousands of students have benefited from this scholarship program. The Club Scholarship Committee interviews students at various high schools every spring and grants scholarships for their first year of study. Download the Scholarship Application and Instructions

The amount awarded and number of scholarships will vary from year to year, depending on the income available from the Endowment Fund (currently over 1.5 million dollars) and the number of worthy applicants. In recent years, between 29 and 36 students from 11 or more school districts have received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.  About 90% of the awards are given to public school seniors.  If a major gift is made to the Club, the opportunity exists for naming a scholarship in memory of a family member or friend.

In 2018 the Scholarship Committee received 75 Applications for Scholarships. The Committee met several times in late May and June to interview the 42 students whose applications met the LCUC criteria. Of those interviewed, 25 outstanding students were selected to receive a range of scholarship grants; total scholarships amounting to $72,000. The top Scholarship winners for 2018 were Samuel Williams-matriculated at the Culinary Institute of America, Sofia Frauenhofer - matriculated at Mt. Holyoke and Alexia Fox -matriculated at Temple U. These students not only presented a solid academic record but were also deeply involved in their communities and volunteer projects in and out of school. They impressed the Scholarship committee with their energy, poise and personal commitment to their own education. They represent some of the best and brightest students in Litchfield County. In 2017, two students receiving the greatest support were particularly notable for their accomplishments and ambition. Brianna Fitzgerald is at Boston College’s School of Nursing and Frank Magnante is at the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering.