The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation awarded over $130,000 in scholarships to 97 current and future QVCC students at its annual Scholarship Night on May 3. Of the recipients, 26 are high school students who will enroll in the fall.
Thirty students were the recipients of the Steven & Marjolaine ’87, ’88 Townsend Scholarships, given in the areas of fine arts, business, and liberal arts and sciences. In addition, one of the Townsend Scholarships is given exclusively to veterans. Each of the 30 students was awarded a $1,500 scholarship.
Three new scholarship endowments were set up this past year, providing financial assistance for additional students. The Dr. Frank Aleman Scholarship, the Northeast Opportunities for Wellness Norman Corriveau Scholarship, and the Putnam Rotary Gerry Cotnoir Scholarship were among those awarded.
The Foundation provides approximately $210,000 in overall financial support each year to QVCC. In addition to scholarships, funds are provided for equipment, faculty support, and financial aid to both credit and non-credit students.