More than $200K in scholarships available at CFGNB

Application deadlines are fast approaching for more than $200,000 in 2017 scholarship dollars available through funds managed by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB).

Scholarships are available to 2017 high school senior class students in the Southington area. Several scholarships are also available to local students already enrolled in the higher education program of their choice. In 2016, the Community Foundation awarded 74 scholarships from 47 separate donor-established funds totaling $198,600.

“This is always a special time of year for the Community Foundation when, through the generosity of those who have entrusted in us management of their scholarship funds, we can financially support the hopes and dreams of talented, ambitious local students,” said CFGNB scholarship committee chair James Jones in a press release. “I heartily encourage area students and their families to act swiftly to take advantage of the many available opportunities.”

Though deadlines for application vary by scholarship and town, the vast majority of deadlines arrive in late March. Students enrolled in a public high school should speak immediately with their guidance counselors for detailed information on the available scholarships, deadlines and the application process.

Students enrolled in private, parochial, charter or magnet high schools can visit the scholarship section of the CFGNB website for detailed scholarship application information.

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain was established in 1941. CFGNB works to raise resources and develop partnerships that make a measurable improvement in the quality of life in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. For more information, visit www.cfgnb.org.

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