Nearly $200,000 in 2015 Scholarships Available At Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
Application Deadlines Fast Approaching
New Britain, Conn., February 5, 2015 – Application deadlines are fast approaching for nearly $200,000 in 2015 scholarship dollars available through funds managed by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB).
Scholarships are available to 2015 high school senior class students in New Britain, Berlin, Plainville and Southington, with select scholarships available to students in Farmington, Newington and Wethersfield. Several scholarships are also available to local students already enrolled in the higher education program of their choice. Last year, the Community Foundation awarded 60 scholarships from 40 separate donor-established funds totaling approximately $175,000.
“In 2015 the Community Foundation will be awarding the highest amount of scholarship dollars in its history,” said James Jones, Dean of Students at Slade Middle School in New Britain and chair of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. “These awards are a great opportunity for local students from all walks of life and we encourage students to speak today with their guidance counselors.”
Though deadlines for application vary by scholarship and town, the vast majority of deadlines arrive in late March. Accordingly, students and their parents are encouraged to act promptly.
How to Apply for CFGNB Scholarships:
Students enrolled in a public high school should speak immediately with their guidance counselors, who have detailed information on the available scholarships, deadlines and the application process.
Students enrolled in private, parochial, charter or magnet high schools should visit the scholarship section of the Community Foundation’s website (www.cfgnb.org) for detailed scholarship application information.
Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain connects donors who care with causes that matter in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. It does this by raising resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable improvement in the quality of life in each of these communities. For more information, visit www.cfgnb.org