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Woodbury, Connecticut

Cushman Family Fund Scholarship

Established May, 1999

By Jane Cushman

Jane Elizabeth Cushman was born in St. Paul, Minn., daughter of the late Howard and Lydia Farwell. A graduate of St Margaretís School in Waterbury, she was a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wheaton College and received a masterís degree in psychology from Columbia University.

A Woodbury resident since 1948, she volunteered with the Connecticut Heart Association, the Red Cross and the Junior League of Waterbury, where she was heavily involved in the Childrenís Theater.

She was a guidance counselor and college admissions advisor at New Milford High School from 1973 until her retirement in 1988, and previously taught high school English in the Danbury school system.

While at NMHS she received a number of awards from the faculty and student body and the Outstanding Citizen Award by the New Milford Area Rotary Club.

Following her retirement, she had a private college counseling practice and was a substitute counselor for Nonnewaug High School. In her later years she advised local people on a pro bono basis.

She was a member of the first Region 14 Board of Education, a charter member of the Woodbury Scholarship Committee and founder of the Cushman Family Scholarship.

If you would like to learn more about Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholarsģ, contact us at or by mail at P.O. Box 716, Woodbury, CT  06798.