Woodbury, Connecticut


 

NAMED ENDOWMENTS & GRANTS ADMINISTERED BY THE WOODBURY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Awards are made from the endowments and grants listed below. Each endowment’s balance determines the amount of the award. In some cases awards may not be given every year.

In addition to these endowment and grant scholarships, a number of awards are given each year from Woodbury Scholarship Fund (WSF) general funds which are obtained through community fund raising.

Generally, the WSF makes awards based on scholarship, school activities, community service and need (WSF Criteria). Endowments and grants may have additional criteria upon which awards are based.

The standard WSF application form is used to apply for all endowments and grants.

The Dr. Bernard Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating senior with outstanding academic accomplishments and a well-balanced interest in the arts and sciences. This was our first endowed scholarship.

Saint Paul’s Fair Scholarship
The scholarship is funded each year by Woodbury's Saint Paul's Episcopal Church Fair. This was our first annual grant scholarship.

The Dairy De-Lite Ice Cream Shop of Woodbury Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has shown exceptional accomplishment during his/her high school career.

The Wayne Pratt Scholarship
Awarded in memory of Wayne Pratt, a generous contributor.

The Ella T. Grasso Memorial Scholarship
Awarded in memory of our former governor to a student with demonstrated community service and interested in government studies.

The Roland Manzi Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Awarded in memory of Roland Manzi, Jr. to a student interested in any of the following: horticulture/VoAg, nature, gardening, cooking or political interest.

The Old Woodbury Historical Society Scholarship
Awarded in the memory of education chairman Janet Bartow to a student interested in history.

The Woodbury Business Association Scholarship
Awarded to a business student inclined to self-employment.

The Knowlton Family Scholarship
Awarded to a student of outstanding character and motivation but who may have average scholastic standing.

The John G. Fleming Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student exhibiting outstanding citizenship and is sponsored by the Woodbury Democratic Town Committee.

The Drs. Virginia & Harold Perkinson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in the sciences.

The Cushman Family Fund
Awarded to a student with outstanding character and scholastic attainment.

The Christopher Ciriello Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in civil engineering, computer science, technology or art.

The Reed A. Weyburn Scholarship
Awarded in memory of Reed Weyburn, who helped to start the Woodbury Scholarship Fund.

The Donald and Edith Seymour Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in education.

The Diane Defeo Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in education or mathematics.

The Balsavage Family Fund Scholarship
Awarded to a prospective English major.

The Mitchell School PTO Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has graduated from Mitchell School and Nonnewaug High School.

The Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust Scholarship
Awarded to a student from Woodbury or Bethlehem planning to major in the environment, natural sciences or teaching.

The Woodbury Republican Town Committee Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in political science, history or public service who displays an involvement in community service and/or political activity.

The Choate-Musgat Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in journalism.

The Mary Elder and Arthur Dwight Chaffee Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in the arts, music, architecture, engineering, construction or church studies.

The Scott Lawrence Pond Memorial Scholarship
Awarded with an emphasis on curiosity and a spirit of adventure.

The Harlan H. Griswold Memorial Fund Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in helping others, history, or historic preservation.

The James Bragg Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in mechanical, land or environmental engineering.

The Dr. Marcus E. Cox Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in health and sciences.

The North Congregational Church Scholarship Fund
Awarded preferably to a North Congregational Church member.

The Christine Story Ribeiro Memorial Scholarship
Awarded on WSF criteria.

The Cody-Devries Family Scholarship
Awarded on WSF criteria with an emphasis on motivation.

The First Congregational Church Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a caring student demonstrating good citizenship.

The Stedman T. Hitchcock Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in engineering, science, mathematics or public service.

The Marjorie M. and Robert F. Jones Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in community service.

The Evan Hunter Gillette Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student planning to pursue a career in business.

The Roger Devino Scholarship
Awarded to a student attending the University of Connecticut and planning to major in business management.

The Tracey Blair Sadik Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student who intends to major in economics, finance or business.

The Ruth Wheeler Travers Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a female student with career interest in horticulture, agriculture, forestry or culinary studies.

The Edward F. White Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a sharp interest in science.

The James R. Somers Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has overcome a handicap and gained acceptance to a four year college or trade school.

The Earl W. Lovering Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in engineering, metallurgy or languages.

The Sherwood Wells Travers Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in banking or business

The Vera T. Elsenboss Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in volunteerism and a love of history and travel.

The Arthur Ludwig-Whittier Wright Scholarship Fund
Awarded to a student pursuing a bachelor's degree in commercial art at Rhode Island School of Design, Yale, Pratt Institute or similar institution.

The Hart Scholarship Fund
Awarded t
o a student interested in public service.

The Mary Ellen Callahan Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in guidance counseling, psychology or teaching, and who has been involved in community service.

The Gardella Family Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating senior, or second or third year college student interested in mechanical engineering and who has been involved in the Woodbury community .

The Peter J. Dowling Memorial Scholarship
Awarded on WSF criteria

The Rick Moisan Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student who demonstrates a very high level of academic achievement and an interest in the arts, sciences, architecture or medicine.

The Ride for Rick Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to a student who demonstrates a very high level of academic achievement and an interest in the arts, sciences, architecture or medicine.

Kohler-Perez Fallen Hero Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has lost a parent or other relative in combat, or other protective service such as fire or police.

The Virginia & Gardner Murray Scholarship
Awarded to a student with an interest in arts or architecture and good but not necessarily top grades.

The Ron Yarusavage Scholarship
Awarded to a student with career interest in education.

The Mary Jane Naylor Scholarship
Awarded to a female student with career interest in business.

The John (Jack) Naylor Scholarship
Awarded to a male student with career interest in communications, writing, education or the arts.

The Robert J. Corsico Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with interest in linguistics or international studies.

The Joe Beck Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in music, music production or business.

The Newtown (Savings) Bank Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in community involvement.

The Michaels Family Scholarship
Awarded to a student based on need.

The Shane Condon Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a willingness to help others, compassion and respect and does good deeds without the need for recognition. Academics are not a consideration.

The Carolyn Jean Parris Memorial Fund
Awarded to a female student majoring in art.

The Claire D. and James F. McLaughlin Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a high level of academic achievement who has been involved in school and community activities and is pursuing a nursing or related health care profession.

The Bruce A. and Janet M. Bunch/GE Foundation Fund
Awarded to a student majoring in sciences, botany or biology, who also participates in environmental activities and exhibits academic excellence.

The Andrew P. Coscia Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student with interest in gardening and agriculture.

The Polly Yarhouse Memorial Scholarships
Awarded to one male and one female graduating senior in the top half of their class.

The Richard Hubbard Scholarship
Awarded to an average, but solid student, preferably a member of the North Church or someone with a track record of community service and volunteerism.

The Ride for Rick Grant Scholarships
These grants are made possible by Go the Distance sponsorship and are to recognize outstanding graduating seniors or college students with interests in arts, sciences, architecture or medicine.

Sharon Llodra Barrows Memorial Scholarship
A one time grant awarded to a student pursuing a degree in chemistry or a related science who is actively involved in community service and their school, and who demonstrates a positive outlook and enthusiasm overall.

The Woodbury Middle School Scholarship Grant
Awarded to a former WMS student (Bethlehem or Woodbury resident) who graduated from Nonnewaug High School, and provided volunteer work to Woodbury Middle School students during their high school career.

The Barnum Financial Group Scholarship
Awarded to a Woodbury resident who exemplifies the spirit of "Going The Distance".

The Woodbury Senior Center Scholarship
Awarded to a resident of the Town of Woodbury based on motivation, scholarship and need.

The Dawn Hochsprung Memorial Scholarship Fund
Student must have attended Bethlehem Elementary or Mitchell Elementary School, AND graduated from Nonnewaug High School and a  record of community service. Embodies the motto, “I am safe, responsible, respectful, prepared”; a student that might be “Caught being excellent.” and with interest in a education career, if possible.  Academic standing should not be a consideration.




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