Application deadlines are quickly approaching for more than $150,000 in scholarships available through funds managed by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB).
Scholarships are available to 2013 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. Last year, the Community Foundation awarded 58 scholarships from 40 separate donor-established funds totaling more than $147,000.
“With the cost of higher education continually rising, scholarship programs such as those managed by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain are more important than ever to ensure that deserving students get the assistance they need to realize their dreams,” said James Jones, Dean of Students at Slade Middle School in New Britain and chair of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. “Now is the time for students to speak to their guidance counselors.”
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 a private or parochial high school should visit the scholarship section of the Community Foundation’s website (www.cfgnb.org) for detailed scholarship application information.
For more information on CFGNB scholarships, contact Cheryl Farmer, Director of Administration at email@example.com.
Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain connects donors who care with causes that matter in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. It does this by raising resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable improvement in the quality of life in each of these communities. For more information, visit www.cfgnb.org