Application Deadlines Approach for More than $215,000 in Scholarships at Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

Students, Families are Encouraged to Act Soon

New Britain, Conn., March 13, 2018 – Area students and their families are encouraged to act quickly as deadlines approach for more than $215,000 in 2018 scholarship dollars available through scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation Greater New Britain.

Scholarships are available to 2018 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. In 2017, the Community Foundation awarded 71 scholarships from 46 separate donor-established funds totaling $196,720.

“With the cost of higher education continuing to rise, it is more important than ever for area students planning to attend college to take advantage of every opportunity available to make pursuing a higher education more affordable,” said James Jones, dean of students at Slade Middle School, New Britain, and chair of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. “I encourage students and families to waste no time in speaking with their guidance counselors and applying today.”

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 ( for detailed scholarship application information.

For more information on CFGNB scholarships, contact Kimberly Duncan, 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, manage permanent charitable assets effectively, and partner to address key community issues through strategic leadership. For more information, visit