Scholarship Opportunities

Andrea Onderdonk

Torrington High school student Andrea Onderdonk knew that she wanted to pursue a career in medicine. She explored psychology, neuro-physchology, oral surgery and general dentistry at Keene State College, as a four-year recipient of the Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship.

In 2013, Andrea graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and began a one-year General Practice Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 Scholarship Applications

Through the generosity of fundholders and donors, the Community Foundation has awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships to assist students in Northwest Connecticut with the cost of higher education.

Learn more about supporting education in your community by establishing a Scholarship Fund with the Community Foundation. Explore Giving and Fund Options

Review 2017-2018 Scholarship Descriptions for more information.

Don't see your school listed below? The majority of our scholarships are awarded to students of public high schools in the Foundation's *20-town service area. In some cases, students who live in the Community Foundation's 20-town service area, but attended a private high school, home school or public school elsewhere may also qualify.

2017-2018 Scholarship Applications

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Colebrook, Cornwall, Falls Village/Canaan, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Winsted/Winchester

Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
Explorations Charter School

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Average: $300
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Burlington, Litchfield, Torrington or Winsted high schools who are residents of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington or Winsted with preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community or who have received recognition and/or awards.

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Earle R. Julian Scholarship Fund

Academic Focus: Accounting
Requirement: Graduates of St. Anthony School, Winsted
Award Average: $325
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For past graduates of St. Anthony School, in Winsted, who plan to pursue a career in accounting.

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s *20-town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: Students pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college-level students who reside in Northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation (in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: UNA of CT Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Explorations Charter School Scholarships (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

The Gilbert School

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Average: $300
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Burlington, Litchfield, Torrington or Winsted high schools who are residents of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk,Torrington or Winsted with preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community or who have received recognition and/or awards.

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Earle R. Julian Scholarship Fund

Academic Focus: Accounting
Requirement: Graduate of St. Anthony School, Winsted
Award Average: $325
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For past graduates of St. Anthony School, in Winsted, who plan to pursue a career in accounting

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20-town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: Students pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

James P. and Mildred Gregg Zucco Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Preference: Students who contribute to school, church and/or community activities
Award Average: $750
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from the Gilbert School, Regional District #7 High School or Oliver Wolcott Vocational-Technical School and previous recipients of the scholarship with special emphasis on contributions to school, church and/or community.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college-level students who reside in Northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation (in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: UNA of CT Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: The Gilbert School Scholarships (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Housatonic Valley Regional High School

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Healthcare Auxiliary Scholarship

Academic Focus: students who plan to pursue a career in healthcare
Award: Two $2,500 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students residing in Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury or Sharon, and who plan to pursue a career in healthcare, with a preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community.

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20‐town service and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: Students pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Cornwall Conservation Trust Scholarship

Academic Focus: Ecology, environmental studies, forestry, FFA, and/or biology
Preference: Cornwall residents
Award: Up to $4,000 may be awarded annually with a maximum grant of $1,000 per student
Application: www.cornwallconservationtrust.org

For graduating seniors of Regional District #1 High School or college students who are residents of Region 1. Preference will be given to Cornwall residents. To be considered, candidates must possess a profound concern for the environment as demonstrated by participation in ecological, forestry, FFA or biological activities.

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college‐level students who reside in northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation (in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: UNA Scholarhsip Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Housatonic Valley Regional High School Scholarships (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Lewis Mills High School (Harwinton residents only)

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Average: $300
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Burlington, Litchfield, Torrington or Winsted high schools who are residents of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington or Winsted with preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community or who have received recognition and/or awards.

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20-town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: Students pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Friends of John Ponte Memorial Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Requirement: High school participation in athletics
Award: Two $500 scholarships (Not a need-based scholarship. No FAFSA required)
Application: Friends of John Ponte Memorial Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Lewis S. Mills High School and Torrington High School who exemplify, through their participation in athletics, the qualities and interests of the late John Ponte, including leadership skills and exemplary character.

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college‐level students who reside in Northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation(in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues, including participation in Model UN and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: UNA of Connecticut Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Lewis Mills High School (Harwinton residents only) Scholarships (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Litchfield High School

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Average: $300
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Burlington, Litchfield, Torrington or Winsted high schools who are residents of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington or Winsted with preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community or who have received recognition and/or awards.

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20‐town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: Students pursuing a 2- or 4- year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college‐level students who reside in Northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation(in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: UNA of Connecticut Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Litchfield High School Scholarships (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Nonnewaug High School (Bethlehem residents only)

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20‐town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: For those pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college‐level students who reside in Northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation (in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: UNA of Connecticut Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Nonnewaug High School Scholarships (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Northwestern Regional High School

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Average: $300
Application:: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Burlington, Litchfield, Torrington or Winsted high schools who are residents of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington or Winsted with preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community or who have received recognition and/or awards.

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Earle R. Julian Scholarship Fund

Academic Focus: Accounting
Requirement: Graduates of St. Anthony School, Winsted
Award Average: $325
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For past graduates of St. Anthony School, in Winsted, who plan to pursue a career in accounting

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20‐town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: For those pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

James P. and Mildred Gregg Zucco Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Preference: Students who contribute to school, church and/or community activities
Award Average: $750
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from the Gilbert School, Regional District #7 High School or Oliver Wolcott Vocational-Technical School and previous recipients of the scholarship with special emphasis on contributions to school, church and/or community.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college‐level students who reside in Northwest Connecticut

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation (in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: UNA of Connecticut Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Northwestern Regional High School scholarships pdf

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Oliver Wolcott Technical High School

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Average: $300
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Burlington, Litchfield, Torrington or Winsted high schools who are residents of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington or Winsted with preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community or who have received recognition and/or awards.

Steven A. Chupka Memorial Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified, but preference for electronics
Award Average: $200
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For Oliver Wolcott Vocational-Technical High School graduating seniors; preference may be given to students who participate in community service and who have an academic focus in electronics, but students pursuing other fields of study also are eligible to apply.

Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Requirement: High school athletes involved in faith-based activities/organized religion
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships (Not a need-based scholarship. No FAFSA required)
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

The Fund shall be used to provide scholarship support to Torrington (only) residents currently enrolled as seniors in a high school or vocational technical school who are seeking admission to an accredited university. The following criteria is utilized to select scholarship recipients: Preference will be given to students who participate in school and/or organized sports while demonstrating academic achievement, exhibit a commitment to organized religion while engaging in institutional faith-based activities, and display exemplary character through either extracurricular accomplishments or community service. Please Note: This scholarship is not financially need-based. (No FAFSA required)

Edward W. Diskavich Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,000
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Edward W. Diskavich, this scholarship is awarded to students who attended Oliver Wolcott Technical High School.

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Healthcare Auxiliary Scholarship

Academic Focus: students who plan to pursue a career in healthcare
Award: Two $2,500 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students residing in Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury or Sharon, and who plan to pursue a career in healthcare, with a preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community.

Earle R. Julian Scholarship Fund

Academic Focus: Accounting
Requirement: Graduates of St. Anthony School, Winsted
Award Average: $325
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For past graduates of St. Anthony School, in Winsted, who plan to pursue a career in accounting

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20-town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic:Students pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

James P. and Mildred Gregg Zucco Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Preference: Students who are leaders in school, church and/or community
Award Average: $750
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from the Gilbert School, Regional District #7 High School or Oliver Wolcott Vocational-Technical School and previous recipients of the scholarship with special emphasis on contributions to school, church and/or community.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college-level students who reside in northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation (in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Oliver Wolcott Technical High School Scholarships (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Shepaug Valley High School (Washington residents only)

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Kenneth K. Mills Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Requirement: Students who will attend Rutgers University
Award: Multi-year award averaging $500 per year
Application: Contact Shepaug Valley High School Guidance Office

For graduating seniors of Shepaug Valley High School who will be attending Rutgers University.

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20-town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: For those pursuing 2 yr. or 4 yr degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college-level students who reside in Northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation (in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues including participation in Model UN and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Shepaug Valley High School Scholarships (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Torrington Christian Academy

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Average: $300
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Burlington, Litchfield, Torrington or Winsted high schools who are residents of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington or Winsted with preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community or who have received recognition and/or awards.

Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Requirement: High school athletes involved in faith-based activities/organized religion
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships(Not need‐based. No FAFSA required)
Application Community Foundation Scholarship Application

The Fund shall be used to provide scholarship support to Torrington (only) residents currently enrolled as seniors in a high school or vocational technical school who are seeking admission to an accredited university. The following criteria is utilized to select scholarship recipients: Preference will be given to students who participate in school and/or organized sports while demonstrating academic achievement, exhibit a commitment to organized religion while engaging in institutional faith-based activities, and display exemplary character through either extracurricular accomplishments or community service. Please Note: This scholarship is not financially need-based. (No FAFSA required)

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: ;Unspecified
Awards Range: $300 to $1,500
Application;: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20-town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: For those pursuing 2 yr. or 4 yr degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college-level students who reside in northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation (in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Torrington Christian Academy Scholarships (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Torrington High School

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Betsy L. Bertoli Scholarship

Academic Focus: Accounting or business administration/management
Requirement: One semester of high school accounting
Award average: $250
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For Torrington High School graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in accounting or business administration/management at the university level and have had at least one successful high school semester of accounting.

Russell F. Bruno Scholarship

Academic Focus: English, literature, journalism or related field
Award average: $400
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For Torrington High School graduating seniors who have excelled in the study of English and are planning to major in writing, literature, journalism or a related field.

Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award average: $300
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Burlington, Litchfield, Torrington or Winsted high schools who are residents of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington or Winsted with preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community or who have received recognition and/or awards.

Mae Casali Bonvicini Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Awards range: $400 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For Torrington High School graduating seniors.

Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Requirement: High school athletes involved in faith-based activities/organized religion
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships (not need‐based, no FAFSA required)
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

The Fund shall be used to provide scholarship support to Torrington (only) residents currently enrolled as seniors in a high school or vocational technical school who are seeking admission to an accredited university. The following criteria is utilized to select scholarship recipients: Preference will be given to students who participate in school and/or organized sports while demonstrating academic achievement, exhibit a commitment to organized religion while engaging in institutional faith-based activities, and display exemplary character through either extracurricular accomplishments or community service.
Please Note: This scholarship is not financially need-based. (No FAFSA required)

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Marion Wm. Edwards Scholarship

Academic Focus: Literature, journalism, or Italian studies
Award average: $250
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For Torrington High School graduating seniors who are planning to continue in Italian studies, planning to teach or planning to study literature or journalism.

Michele Farley Pittler Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award average: $1,000
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For Torrington High School graduating seniors.

Charles and Pierina Fossati Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award average: $750
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established by Eleanor Fossati in memory of her parents, this scholarship is awarded to Torrington High School graduates who demonstrate exemplary character.

Southwest School Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Requirement: Graduate of Southwest School
Award average: $250
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For Torrington High School graduating seniors who have attended and graduated from Southwest Elementary School

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20-town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: Students pursuing 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Friends of John Ponte Memorial Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Requirement: High school participation in baseball and/or football
Award: Two $500 scholarships (not need-based, no FAFSA required)
Application: Friends of John Ponte Memorial Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Lewis S. Mills High School and Torrington High School who exemplify, through their participation in athletics, the qualities and interests of the late John Ponte, including leadership skills and exemplary character. Torrington High School applicants must demonstrate participation in baseball and/or football. This scholarship is not need‐based. (No FAFSA required)

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college-level students who reside in northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation (in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award average: $1,000
Application: United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Torrington High School Scholarships (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Wamogo Regional High School

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Average: $300
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors from Burlington, Litchfield, Torrington or Winsted high schools who are residents of Barkhamsted, Colebrook, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Litchfield, New Hartford, Norfolk, Torrington or Winsted with preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community or who have received recognition and/or awards.

Frances H. Ducci Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $500 to $2,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who also live in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Diane and Jeff Johnson Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Requirement: Goshen resident
Award Average: $3,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors who are residents of Goshen. Please Note: academic excellence is not considered in awarding this scholarship

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students who live in the Foundation’s 20-town service area and are entering any year of undergraduate or graduate school.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: Students pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, for students living in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college-level students who reside in northwest Connecticut.

United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship for International Cooperation (in memory of Lisl C. Standen)

Academic Focus: International issues and developing fluency in a foreign language
Award Average: $1,000
Application: United Nations Association of Connecticut Scholarship Application

For graduating seniors of a public high school in northwest Connecticut. Selection is based on academic excellence; a demonstrated interest in international issues including, but not limited to, participation in Model UN (if existing at applicant’s school); progress in developing fluency in a foreign language and a desire to pursue further study; and a commitment to social betterment as demonstrated through community service or related activities.

Download: Wamogo Regional High School (pdf)

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Scholarships for Current College Students
Scholarship Opportunities

You may apply for the following scholarships with the Community Foundation Scholarship application. Eligibility requirements set by the donors are listed for each scholarship.

Additionally, (unless otherwise noted) the Community Foundation also considers the following: financial need, academic excellence, extracurricular accomplishments, work experience and essay score.

Russell Anderson, Carmen Brooks Anderson and Henry Vail Brooks Scholarship

Academic Focus: Eligible applicants include first-year college students who received the scholarship as a high school senior.
Award: $2,300
Applicaton: College students who are reapplying should submit a Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For Torrington High School graduating seniors and first-year college students who received this scholarship as a high school senior. Preference is given to students who have been accepted into a pre-medical program pursuant to a Doctor of Medicine; students who have been accepted into an industrial arts education program; or students accepted into a nursing program.

Edward W. Diskavich Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,000
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Edward W. Diskavich, this scholarship is awarded to students who attended Oliver Wolcott Technical High School.

Charles and Pierina Fossati Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award average: $750
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established by Eleanor Fossati in memory of her parents, this scholarship is awarded to Torrington High School graduates who demonstrate exemplary character.

Healthcare Auxiliary Scholarship

Academic Focus: students who plan to pursue a career in healthcare
Award: Two $2,500 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For students residing in Canaan, Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury or Sharon, and who plan to pursue a career in healthcare, with a preference given to those who volunteer and are involved in their community.

Italian-American Republican Club Scholarship

Academic Focus: Political science, government, history or pre-law
Award average: $350
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For Torrington residents of Italian descent who are entering their junior or senior year at a college or university and are majoring in political science, government, history or pre-law

Diane and Jeff Johnson Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Requirement: Goshen resident
Award Average: $3,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For permanent residents of Goshen. Please Note: academic excellence is not considered in awarding this scholarship

Kenneth K. Mills Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Requirement: Students attending Rutgers University
Award: Multi-year award averaging $500 per year
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For graduates of Shepaug Valley High School who will be/are attending Rutgers University

Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship

Academic Focus: Unspecified
Award Range: $300 to $1,500
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

For college students with a permanent residence in the Community Foundation’s *20-town service area.

Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship

Academic Focus: Students pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in electronics or electrical engineering
Award: Two $1,000 scholarships
Application: Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Established in memory of Albert C. and Rose Turri, this scholarship is awarded to students residing (or with permanent residency) in the Foundation’s *20-town service area who are pursuing a two- or four-year degree in electrical engineering or electronics.

James P. and Mildred Gregg Zucco Scholarship

Academic Focus: Eligible applicants include college students who received the scholarship as a high school senior.
Award: $750
Application: College students who are reapplying should submit a Community Foundation Scholarship Application

Selection is based on financial need and merit, with special emphasis on contributions to school, church and/or community

The following scholarships have separate applications and differing requirements:

Cornwall Conservation Trust Scholarship

Academic Focus: Ecology, environmental studies, forestry, FFA, and/or biology
Preference: Cornwall residents
Award: Up to $4,000 may be awarded annually with a maximum grant of $1,000 per student
Application: www.cornwallconservationtrust.org

For graduating seniors of Regional District #1 High School or college students who are residents of Region 1. Preference will be given to Cornwall residents. To be considered, candidates must possess a profound concern for the environment as demonstrated by participation in ecological, forestry, FFA or biological activities.

Torrington UNICO Scholarships

Academic Focus: various, see application
Application: Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

Multiple scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are available for graduating seniors and college-level students who reside in Northwest Connecticut.

*Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Canaan (Falls Village), Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren, Washington, and Winsted.

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245