Awards are made from the endowments and grants listed below.  Each endowment's balance determines the amount of the award.  In some cases awards may not be given every year. 
 
In addition to these endowment and grant scholarships, a number of awards are given each year from chapter general funds raised through community fund raising. 
 
Generally, awards are based on scholarship, school activities, community service and need.  Endowments and grants may have different (or additional) criteria upon which awards are based. 
 
The single, on-line Student Profile is used to apply for all available endowments and grants.

 

Dr. Bernard Rosenberg Memorial Scholarship
To recognize a graduating senior with outstanding academic accomplishments and a well-balanced interest in the arts and sciences. This was our first endowed scholarship.

 

Awarded to a Woodbury and Nonnewaug graduate who has overcome hardship and shown exceptional accomplishment during their high school career.

 

Wayne Pratt Scholarship

Scholarship is made available through the generosity and in recognition of Wayne Pratt Antiques. Awards based on overall scholastic performance, community service and financial need.

 

Award is sponsored by the Woodbury Democratic Committee in memory of our former Governor. Available to a student with demonstrated community service and interested in a government or political science career.

 

Awarded in memory of Roland Manzi Sr. and Jr. to a student interested in any of the following: horticulture, environmental science, gardening, Agra-science, nature, politics, cooking, business or music.
 

Old Woodbury Historical Society Scholarship

To recognize and support a student who has demonstrated a strong interest in history and intends to pursue history as a major in college.  The scholarship is awarded in memory of Education Chairman, Janet Bartow.

 

To support a Woodbury student active in the community and pursuing a degree in business and inclined to self employment.

 

To recognize and support a student motivated in his/her field of interest.

 

Awarded in commemoration of the life of John G. Fleming to a student interested in a government or political science career.

 

Drs. Virginia & Harold Perkinson Memorial Scholarship
Established to preserve the memory of the Drs. Virginia and Harold Perkinson through the awarding of a scholarship to a deserving high school graduate majoring in the sciences.

 

To honor a family who has been involved in Woodbury education for many years. Awarded to a student with outstanding character and scholarship attainment.

 

Awarded to commemorate the life of Christopher Ciriello and to support a student pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering, Computer Science or Visual/Graphic Art.

 

Award in memory of Reed Weyburn who was a founding member of Woodbury Scholarship Fund to a student based on academic record, community service and financial need.

 

Awarded to commemorate the lives of Donald Cook Seymour, a driving force for his family's advanced education and Edith Minkwitz Seymour, a beloved teacher. Student must be pursuing a major in education.

 

Awarded in commemoration of the life of Dianne DeFeo (a beloved teacher at Woodbury's Mitchell and Middle Schools) to a student pursuing a degree in education or mathematics.

 

Award made to a student pursuing a major in English.

 

Mitchell School PTO Scholarship
Awarded to a deserving Mitchell School graduate based on academic record, community service and financial need upon graduating from Nonnewaug High School.

 

Awarded to a graduating Nonnewaug High School student pursuing a career in environmental sciences, natural sciences or teaching.

 

Award to aid a high school senior from Woodbury to further his or her education in political science, history and/or public service.

 

Choate-Musgat Scholarship
To preserve the memory of Mr. James Choate, photojournalist, and of Mary Jane Musgat, publisher of Voices from 1984 to 1989. Award to be made to a student majoring in journalism, professional business, technical or scientific writing.

 

Awarded to commemorate the lives of Mary Elder and Arthur Dwight Chaffee and support a student majoring in any one of the following; arts, music, architecture, engineering, construction, or religious studies..

 

Awarded to support further education costs for a graduating Woodbury senior with intellectual curiosity, a spirit of adventure and outstanding motivation.

 

Awarded to support a student who has had a record of service to others and the community and who is pursuing a career in History or Historic Preservation.

 

Awarded to a student pursuing a career in Mechanical, Land or Environmental Engineering.

 

Awarded to commemorate Dr. Marcus E. Cox, an outstanding pathologist, to a student pursuing a degree in Health or the sciences.

 

Awarded to recognize an outstanding Woodbury student going to an accredited college or trade school and is a member of North Congregational Church.

 

Awarded to commemorate the life of Christine Story Ribeiro and support a student based on their academic record, community service and financial need.

 

Awarded to a Woodbury student who has strong motivation and has the level of academic performance commensurate with their goals. Must have financial need.

 

Awarded to a caring student demonstrating good citizenship.

 

Awarded to honor the memory of Stedman T. Hitchcock and provide a scholarship to a student majoring in engineering , Science, Mathematics or Public Service.

 

To commemorate the life of Marjorie F. Jones, beloved Nonnewaug Home Economics teacher, mother of five outstanding boys, and active citizen of Woodbury for nearly fifty years; also her husband, Robert F. Jones, insurance executive, state legislator, chairman of the Woodbury Library and it's building committee, chairman of the Woodbury High School building committee, deacon of the North Church and Boy Scout Troop 54 chairman for over ten years. Scholarship awards based on scholastic achievement, community and school service, and financial need.

 

To provide financial assistance to a Woodbury resident college student who is pursuing a career in Business.

 

Roger Devino Scholarship
Award made in memory of Roger Devino to a student attending the University of Connecticut and planning to major in Business Management.

 

To recognize a student with outstanding accomplishments who is attending a four-year college/university and is majoring in the profession of economics, finance or business management.

 

Awarded to commemorate the life of Ruth Wheeler Travers and support a female student with career interest in horticulture, agriculture, forestry or culinary studies.

 

Award to honor an academically sound graduating senior pursuing studies in the field of science.

 

Awarded to a graduating high school student who has overcome a handicap and gained acceptance to a four-year college or trade school.

 

To create a memorial for Earle W. Lovering, P.E., M.I.T. graduate, metallurgist, professional engineer, Manhattan Project pioneer in radioactive metal extrusion, linguist (fluent in French, Portuguese, Spanish), surveyor and president of the American Wire Institute. Award to be made to a student majoring in Engineering, Metallurgy or languages.

 

Awarded to commemorate the life of Sherwood W. Travers to a student pursuing a career in Banking, Accounting, Finance or Business.

 

Awarded in memory of the life of Vera T. Elsenboss to a student interested in volunteerism and the love of history and travel.

 

Awarded to commemorate the lives of Arthur Ludwig and Whittier Wright and to foster the appreciation and knowledge of art; particularly commercial art. Recipients must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in commercial art or comparable discipline.  Other forms of art may be considered. 

 

Awarded in memory of Henry Hart to help educate a student from Woodbury interested in a career in public service.

 

Awarded to memorialize the life of Mary Ellen Callahan and support a student that is interested in guidance counseling, psychology or teaching/education and has been involved in community service.

 

Awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering or other engineering major.

 

Peter J. Dowling Memorial Scholarship

To commemorate the life of Peter J. Dowling, a World War II Combat Engineer in Germany, and outstanding athlete, a Yale scholarship recipient, English major and classmate, and a fellow Scovill Manufacturing Co. executive. Award based on academic record, community service and financial need.

 

Awarded to recognize an outstanding graduating senior with interest in arts and sciences or Architecture or Medicine.

 

Kohler-Perez Fallen Hero Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has lost a parent or other relative in combat, or other protective service such as fire or police.

 

To recognize an outstanding graduating senior with demonstrated accomplishment/interest in art or architecture.

 

Awarded to preserve the memory of Ronald Yarusavage, an outstanding Nonnewaug High School teacher, by means of an endowed scholarship and to support a student with a career interest in teaching.

 

Awarded to recognize and support a female Woodbury student who has recognized academic achievement and community service, and is entering the field of business.

 

Awarded to assist a Woodbury male student who has recognized academic achievement and community service and has a broad interest in communications including writing, education and the arts.

 

Robert J. Corsico Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to recognize an outstanding graduating senior or graduate with outstanding academic achievement and well balanced interests. Student must show an interest in linguistics and/or an international outlook/diversity.

 

Awarded to assist a student resident pursuing a career in music, music production or business.

 

Newtown Savings Bank Scholarship
To provide for a student who has demonstrated financial need and a willingness to help others.

 

To help students achieve their educational goals.

 

To promote kindness, empathy, and inclusion at Nonnewaug High School by recognizing students who display those characteristics throughout their high school career.

 

To provide financial support to a female college student in her 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of undergraduate pursuit of a fine arts degree.

 

Established by the McLaughlin family in honor of their parents. Awarded to a student pursuing a nursing or related healthcare profession and has had high academic achievement and involvement in school and community activities.

 

To encourage and support a Woodbury student pursuing their educational fields of biology, botany, zoology or environmental sciences in general and that exhibit academic excellence.

 

Awarded to two college-bound students (a male and a female) graduating from high school and in the top half of their class.

 

Awarded in memory of Richard Hubbard to support a student with a record of community service and volunteerism.

 

Established in memorial of Dawn Hochsprung; past principal of both Bethlehem Elementary School and Mitchell Elementary School who gave her life fearlessly to protect the students of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Awarded to a student that attended Bethlehem Elementary or Mitchell Elementary School, and  graduated from Nonnewaug High School. Student must embody the motto, "I am safe, responsible, respectful, prepared".

 

To recognize an outstanding Woodbury graduating senior with a desire to pursue a degree in mathematics or computer science and has demonstrated academic accomplishments in these areas. Applicants must be graduates of Nonnewaug High School or Holy Cross High school.

 

King Solomon Masonic Lodge #7 Scholarship 

Awarded to a graduating Nonnewaug High School student from Woodbury and pursuing an education at a trade or vocational post secondary school.  Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world and is dedicated to improving the character of its members.  A Mason is taught to be a good citizen, be of good character, to care for the less fortunate and to give back to the community.
 
 
Awarded annually to assist a Nonnewaug student from Woodbury or Bethlehem to continue his/her education in the fields of horticulture, botany or environmental sciences.

 

Karen Albino Nursing Scholarship
Annual grant to be given to a nursing student or a student in a related medical field who has documented financial need and volunteer experience.

 

To provide financial assistance to enable a worthy student to continue his/her career in engineering.
 
To assist a Nonnewaug High School graduate (Woodbury or Bethlehem resident) in continuing his/her education to become a nurse, (RN or LPN), Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) or Home Health Aide (HHA).
 
Awarded to honor the life of Judy Frew and her dedication to volunteerism.
 
Awarded to a student whose interests are similar to Charles Hart's; an Eagle Scout, academics or business achievement.
 
Awarded to a male student pursuing a the field of biological sciences or education. Applicant must have high scholastic standing, have played varsity sports, been active in Church and have demonstrated volunteer service.
 
Awarded in recognition of team sport at Go the Distance for Scholars to a Nonnewaug High School graduate from Woodbury or Bethlehem having extra curricular activities and community service.
 
Awarded to a student pursuing a Liberal Arts Education with majors in Library Science, Modern Languages, English Literature, History, International Studies, Psychology or the arts.
 
The purpose of the Community Theatre at Woodbury Scholarship is to support the education and achievement in both performance and technical theatre arts. Scholarship awarded to a high school student who has had formal study and/or substantial involvement in theatre performance or technical arts.
 
Awarded to a Woodbury student who is majoring in Engineering and Engineering Technologies, has a strong record of community volunteerism and has participated in Scouting.