New Britain, Conn., March 6, 2020 – The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is putting out a call for applications to the David Roy Kovacs Scholarship.

Unlike most scholarships, the Kovacs scholarship seeks to aid students who weren’t necessarily the top of their class and have financial need. The scholarship targets students who likely aren’t receiving financial aid elsewhere. Applications are due to the Foundation by March 31.

Over the course of three decades teaching special education students at New Britain High School, David Kovacs became known as a beacon of motivation and inspiration for students with a wide variety of sometimes intense, highly personal challenges. That singular commitment to making a difference in the lives of students who need help the most continues with the David Roy Kovacs Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.

Kovacs was known to go far above and beyond for his students. He was famous for taking his students, many of whom dealt with social and emotional issues, out to restaurants or to places they had never seen, such as Mystic Seaport. It was not unusual for Kovacs to spend his own money providing students with clothing or supplies if he saw a need.

Following David’s passing in November 2014, the scholarship fund was established as a way for David to continue giving to the community he so loved. One or more scholarships are awarded annually to motivated and qualified New Britain residents with financial need intending to attend or are currently attending a two- or three-year post-high school community college, trade, or vocational program. Candidates must be residents of New Britain who have graduated within the last three years (2017, 2018, or 2019 graduates) from either New Britain High School or from another high school located in New Britain, including charter schools.

To download a copy of the Kovacs Scholarship application, visit

For more information on CFGNB scholarships, contact Candice Tabone, Office Manager and Scholarship Associate,

Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is “Where Good Begins” in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. Located at The Foundation Center at 74A Vine Street, New Britain, the Foundation works to inspire philanthropy, responsibly manage permanent charitable assets, and partner to address key community issues through strategic leadership. Scholarship funds begin at just $25,000 and are easily established with current or future gifts. For more information, visit or call (860) 229-6018 to request a Funds Booklet.