FUNDS

Established by Burlington residents Karen and Robert Finder in 2003 to support a graduating senior of Hartford’s Sport & Medical Sciences Academy who is planning to attend a two or four year college. Karen was one of the founders, and the first principal, of this Connecticut magnet school.

This scholarship fund honors the memory of Katherine Elizabeth Dobroczynski who passed away unexpectedly in 2013. Established in 2014 by co-workers of Katherine’s mother, Christina Dobroczynski, the first scholarship was awarded in the Spring of 2021, the year Katherine would have graduated from high school. An annual scholarship will be available to graduating high school seniors attending Southington High School with preference given to members of the Southington YMCA.

Established by an anonymous donor through an unexpected and generous bequest, the KAWFY Memorial Scholarship Fund will help residents of Southington who are pursuing post-secondary education. Some preference given to students who have a career interest in becoming an author.

Established in 2008 from the estate of Mark J. Keating, this permanent scholarship fund will benefit students attending St. Joseph School in Bristol. Mr. Keating, who, in his will, established the scholarship fund was a proud alumnus of St. Joseph School who valued the benefit of his education obtained at the now 106-year old Catholic elementary school. Mark was devoted to his family and community. He was an unassuming man who left a legacy that encourages faith, family and community service for deserving youth for years to come.

This fund was established to honor the memory of Kristen Warner who died in a tragic automobile accident in 2004 at the young age of thirteen. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from Southington High School.

This memorial scholarship fund was established by Heidi DellaBianca in 2010 to honor her late husband’s wish to encourage people working at least part-time to pursue post-secondary education. Eligible applicants may be graduating seniors or graduates of Farmington High School currently enrolled in a post-secondary 2-year, 4-year or technical school.

Established in 1997 by former local residents Peter and Lena Korotie to do something special to help children in Bristol. The award is given to students who are attending or will attend St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.

The family of Louis Rascoe established this fund on the occasion of his retirement from the field of education where he spent 27 years in the Plymouth Public School System. An annual scholarship is awarded to a student from Plymouth entering the field of education

This fund was established in 2014, this scholarship fund honors Louise (Humphrey) Van Gorder. Louise and her husband Bob have enriched the lives of thousands of students and music lovers through their Bristol String Orchestra and business, Fiddlin’ Around located in Bristol. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a music student currently in 9th through 12th grade to attend a one-week camp experience at Laurel Music Camp in Winsted, CT.

Set up by the Main Street Community Foundation Board of Directors in 1997 as a combined scholarship fund to accept gifts from donors interested in pooling their money for scholarship purposes. The first gift to this fund came from the estate of Lucrezia Lena.

Established in 2005 through a bequest from the estate of Harold L. Malerbo, this fund provides scholarships for Bristol students attending St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.

This fund was established in 2018 by Paul Maskery to honor his family and give back to the students of Farmington and Plainville. Paul, who grew up in Plainville, was a long time teacher, coach and Athletic Director at Farmington High School. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior of either Farmington High School or Plainville High school who is pursuing post secondary education at a technical/vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university.

This fund was established in late 2006 with a charitable rollover gift from Ruth Rabin and children Shaye and Paul in recognition of Max Rabin’s contributions to the Bristol Business Community. The fund will provide tuition assistance for Bristol students majoring in business administration.

This fund was transferred to the Community Foundation in 1999. It was established by the late Blanche McMaster to honor her and her mother's, Ella Moulthrop, love of children. The fund provides assistance for graduates of Bristol Central High School who are pursuing post-secondary education.

Established in 2010 by the New England Spring and Metalstamping Association (NESMA) this permanent fund will provide two scholarships annually; one award to a graduating senior attending high school in New England pursuing a degree in engineering or an accredited manufacturing/mechanical skilled trades program and one award to a graduating senior and child of an employee or owner of a NESMA member company in good standing.

This fund was established in 2016 by the family and friends of Lucinda Fusco to honor the memory of her daughter, Olivia Helene Fusco, a Southington resident, who sadly passed away in 2015 at the young age of 14. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating Southington High School senior who plans to pursue a major in visual or performing arts or art education.

This scholarship fund will assist students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Special Education. Longtime Bristol residents Pat and Bob Wollenberg established this fund in 2018 and scholarships will be awarded annually to graduates of Bristol Central High School, Bristol Eastern High School or St. Paul Catholic High School. Undergraduate applicants must have completed one full year of college and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a declared major of Special Education.

Established in 2000 by the family of Peg Coughlin to honor her lifelong commitment to nursing, this fund supports area citizens who are interested in pursuing nursing studies.

This fund was transferred to the Community Foundation from Terryville High School in 2003 to assist a graduating high school senior who is in good academic standing and is involved in community and school activities.

This scholarship fund honors the memory of Ralph Papazian who passed away unexpectedly in 1995.  Ralph was the former supervisor of athletics for the Bristol School System, a coach and physical education teacher. This fund, established in 2013, awards an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Bristol Central High School or Bristol Eastern High School, on a rotating basis.

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