More Than $200,000 in Scholarships Available

More Than $200,000 in 2016 Scholarships Available Through Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

Application Deadlines Fast Approaching

New Britain, Conn., February 4, 2016 – Application deadlines are fast approaching for more than $200,000 in 2016 scholarship dollars available through funds managed by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB).

Scholarships are available to 2016 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 64 scholarships from 46 separate donor-established funds totaling more than $203,000.

“The Community Foundation’s Scholarship Program has continued to grow in recent years, and the time is now for local students to take advantage of these outstanding resources,” said James Jones, Dean of Students at Slade Middle School in New Britain and chair of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. “Students should immediately speak with their guidance counselor to get their applications started.”

Though deadlines for application vary by scholarship and town, the vast majority of deadlines arrive in late March. Students, parents and guardians 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 for detailed scholarship application information. For more information on CFGNB scholarships, contact Kaylah Smith, Program and Scholarship Associate, ksmith@cfgnb.org.

Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is Where Good Begins. CFGNB works to raise resources and develop partnerships that make a measurable improvement in the quality of life in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. For more information, visit www.cfgnb.org.