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Woodbury, Connecticut

Dairy Delite Ice Cream Shop of Woodbury Scholarship

Established May 1, 1993

By The Dairy Delite Ice Cream Shop

To many Woodbury Residents, the annual opening of the Dairy Delite Ice Cream Shop or “Charlie’s” on Route 6 marks the end of winter. The shop opened and operated by Charlie and Wendy White celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004.

The Whites made their ice cream shop a family business. Their daughters, brothers, nephews and even grandchildren worked at the shop. Additionally, the Whites employed many young Woodbury residents who became part of their extended family.

With their interest in supporting the areas youth, it’s not surprising that the Whites would sponsor a scholarship endowment. Although they have retired and the shop is under new ownership, they remain Woodbury residents and continue their scholarship support.

Over the years, Dairy Delite has seen many changes. The Whites noted that years ago, it was not unusual for children to come to the shop on horseback to buy ice cream. Many of their employees would arrive at work on the town school bus, although now most have their own cars.

While there have been changes, the Whites always insisted that certain things remain the same. Customers can always depend on friendly service, and delicious, homemade ice cream.

The Dairy Delite Ice Cream Scholarship is awarded to a Woodbury resident and Nonnewaug High School student who has overcome hardship through significant accomplishment. Eligible students should show a commitment to continued learning and have demonstrated continuing improvement in their GPA. They must have been accepted into a recognized college or university.

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