Scholarships offered to area students
Following are some of the many scholarship funds accepting applications from students in the Greater New Milford area this year.
Kent Center School Scholarship Fund: Deadline: May 1. Applicants must be graduates of Kent Center School and have attended seventh and eighth grades there. Available for four years with a new application made each year. May be used for full-time undergraduate or graduate studies, as well as vocational and technical training. Applications available by visiting www.kcssf.org. Interviews will be held May 20, 21 or 22. For more information, e-mail Katie Moore at email@example.com.
Alan S. Farnham Memorial Scholarship: Deadline: May 3. Open to graduating high school seniors living in the Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department district. Based on academic standing, community service, two letters of recommendation from non-relatives (with one being from a high school teacher) and a handwritten (not typed) essay about the applicant. Applications available at high schools. Applications must be postmarked by May 3 and mailed to the Gaylordsville Historical Society, P.O. Box 25, Gaylordsville, CT 06755.
Pat Warde Scholarship Award: Deadline: May 8. Available to a graduating senior of Sherman School who plans to further his or her formal education. Applications available at school.
Gaylordsville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary scholarship: Deadline: May 8. Open to graduating high school seniors residing in the Gaylordsville fire district. Applications available at New Milford High School or by calling 860-355-9390.
Roxbury-Bridgewater Garden Club Scholarship: Deadline: May 15. Awarded to graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates and adult enrollees in certificate programs who are residents of Roxbury or Bridgewater and are majoring in such fields as conservation, horticulture, botany, agronomy, land management, landscape design, environmental studies and allied subjects. Special attention given to students who have resume of environmentally related community service or an employment history in a related field. Applications available at Shepaug Valley High School, at Roxbury and Bridgewater town hall and by calling Linda Albanese at 860-354-6965.
The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce Frederick J. Wynne Scholarship: Deadline: June 1. Open to students who have a parent or guardian who works for a business that is a member of the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce or is employed himself/herself by a business who is a member of the Chamber, and who has demonstrated community service and a need for financial assistance. Applications available at local high schools at the Chamber office, 11 Railroad St. For more information, call the Chamber office at 860-354-6080.
To have a scholarship listed, mail or drop the information off to Deborah Rose at The Greater New Milford Spectrum, 45B Main St., New Milford CT 06776; fax it to Rose at 860-350-6794 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.