The New Britain High School Foundation’s purpose is to promote, support and enhance quality educational opportunities for New Britain High School students and to establish scholarships for students pursuing further education after graduation. With over 160 years of school history behind it, the NBHS Foundation’s 15-member board of directors chose to partner with the Community Foundation to manage the half-million dollars in assets and to assist in fundraising. The NBHS Foundation Board composed of community members, local business leaders, NBHS alumni and administrators will continue to have the discretion to oversee the use of the funds.
The NBHS Foundation awards more than $35,000 annually in scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing higher education. Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has distributed over $300,000 in scholarships to NBHS graduates, due mainly to the generosity of alumni who made donations to honor or remember loved ones and to recognize student achievement in academics, athletics, fine arts or service to school and community.