QVCC Foundation Awards $173,000 in Scholarships to Current and Future Students

The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation is pleased to announce that 112 scholarships, totaling over $173,000, have been awarded to local students. In addition to current QVCC students, 24 area high school students were 2023 recipients. Foundation scholarships support direct educational expenses including tuition, books, fees, technology, and other course requirements.

2023 Scholarship Chair, Mark Light, offered his best wishes to the recipients, “On behalf of the scholarship committee and the entire QVCC Foundation, it’s my honor to congratulate our 2023 Scholarship winners, who have earned this honor because of your stellar academic achievements. We hope these funds help you pursue your academic goals and dreams.” Light, who is a 2002 QVCC graduate, also shared his pride as an alumnus and member of the QVCC Foundation, “As a former QVCC student, it gives me distinct pride to serve as a Foundation board member and as Scholarship Chair. It is my hope for students that by receiving a hand-up from our Foundation and generous donors, they will be inspired to one day help others achieve their educational dreams.”

The QVCC Foundation was established in 1971 as a 501c3 organization to help those who otherwise could not attend college due to financial constraints by involving area business and community members in fundraising efforts. Today’s 25-member strong diverse group of community leaders continues to work tirelessly in support of the Foundation’s mission… to raise funds so that all residents of Northeastern Connecticut are provided the opportunity to attend QVCC regardless of income and to support educational excellence, technological advancement, and professional development at the College and to serve as the Regional Advisory Council to the College.

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