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QVCC Foundation Awards $142,000 in Scholarships to Current and Future Students

The Richard C. Berry Amphitheater green at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson was full of smiling faces on Thursday, May 5th as 96 local students were awarded over $142,000 in scholarship funds at the 30th Annual QVCC Foundation Scholarship Night. After a 2-year hiatus, the Foundation was pleased to bring back the live event, celebrating QVCC students as well as recognizing the generosity of donors.

“On behalf of the QVCC Foundation, I was very pleased to participate in this award ceremony and to have our Foundation present so many scholarships to such deserving students at QVCC. This ceremony highlights the principal purpose of our 50-year-old organization,” commented QVCC Foundation President Joseph Adiletta. “The Foundation’s mission is to provide support to students in our region to allow them to advance their education and improve their lives. These scholarship awards, in addition to the funds the Foundation provides to the Financial Aid Office and for Job Focused Training support are the results of dedicated Foundation members and very generous donors who provide the funds and who know the value of a good education.”

Among the 96 current and incoming QVCC students awarded scholarships on May 5th, several 2022 recipients were English Language Learners (ELL) from QVCC’s Willimantic campus. Elkin Espitia-Loaiza, Willimantic Interim Academic Division Director commented on the record number of ELL students recognized, “Since its inception, The QVCC Foundation has been instrumental in the financial affordability of QVCC’s Willimantic students.  The tuition support of Willimantic students attending the Willimantic Instructional Site and specially that of ELL students has increased year after year.  For the 2022 Scholarship season and Awards Night, I was pleased to see more than a dozen of the students of ESL receiving scholarships. This is the largest number ever being awarded; which assures that their next academic year’s tuition is affordable.”

For more information about the QVCC Foundation, please contact Monique Wolanin, director of Institutional Advancement at 860-932-4174 or mwolanin@qvcc.edu.

Release: June 9, 2022