Over $90,000 in Scholarships offered by QVCC Foundation
Over $90,000 in scholarship money for students at Quinebaug Valley Community College is being offered by the QVCC Foundation for the 2013-2014 academic year. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 22.
Ranging from $250 to $1,500, most scholarships are available to new (incoming) students as well as returning students and require a minimum GPA of 3.0. Several scholarships are designated for QVCC students graduating in May. Some scholarships have been set up by local businesses and families, while others are supported by organizations much as Day Kimball Healthcare, the Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, and Learning in Retirement at QVCC. The majority of scholarships have specific criteria that can be found in the descriptions on the college’s website.
To apply for scholarships, students must submit an application – only available online – as well as a transcript, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted together to the Financial Aid Office at QVCC.
Scholarship applications are screened by an impartial committee from the QVCC Foundation based on the criteria of each scholarship. Awards are presented at the Foundation’s Scholarship Night on Wednesday, May 1. Last year over 90 students were scholarship recipients.
With the rising cost of higher education, scholarships can provide a significant portion of tuition, fees, and books. Louis John Dalterio of Thompson, a fine arts student who is transferring to the Art Institute of Boston, was one of the recipients of the Steven & Marjolaine Townsend Art scholarship last year. “The Townsend scholarship has enabled me to better practice my craft and further my education by affording me the tools and materials required for my success,” he said.
Detailed information about scholarships as well as the application can be found at www.qvcc.edu/fin_aid/scholarships.asp