One of our top priorities is helping donors establish personally meaningful scholarship funds that create opportunities for all students to obtain a good education and rewarding careers.

The Community Foundation's work is focused on addressing inequities in our region. Education is a powerful equalizer. We are deeply committed to empowering youth, and scholarships are a critical tool towards achieving this goal.

- Maryam Elahi, Community Foundation President and CEO

Opening Doors to Educational Opportunities

When you establish a scholarship fund at the Foundation, you are investing in the future of local young people and/or non-traditional students who wish to further their education on the path to a bright, productive future. Together with our generous donors, we have helped more than 3,800 students advance their education, most of whom are from lower to middle-income families and very often, the first in their families to attend college.

More than 124 scholarship funds have been created by caring residents since the Community Foundation got started in 1983. Each year those funds award more than $750,000 in scholarships, making it easier for approximately 300 students to go to college or other post-secondary studies.

Read more about setting up a Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.

If you are interested in starting a scholarship fund, we would welcome the opportunity to work with you. Please contact Alison Woods, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, or Lauren C. Parda, Senior Development Officer, for more information.

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More than 124 scholarship funds have been created by caring residents since the Community Foundation got started in 1983. Each year those funds award more than $750,000 in scholarships, making it easier for approximately 300 students to go to college or other post-secondary studies.