Chamber Foundation Awards Scholarships to Six Local Students
The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation granted $1,500 scholarships to six 2023 high school graduates in the region. The scholarship program focuses on students who plan to continue to contribute to Eastern CT throughout their future career and who have a demonstrated record of community engagement, as well as financial need.
The awardees are as follows:
Emily Bergamo, graduate of Waterford High School, attending Bay Path University this fall.
Diya Patel, graduate of Stonington High School, attending Dartmouth College this fall.
Meggan Coronel Marca, graduate of New London High School, attending UCONN this fall.
Camryn Hobbs, graduate of Ella T. Grosso Technical High School, attending UCONN Avery Point this fall.
Ariana Peters, graduate of Plainfield High School, attending University of New Haven this fall.
Genevieve Mitchell, graduate of Three Rivers Middle Magnet High School, attending University of Hartford this fall.
“The Chamber Foundation is pleased to award $9,000 in scholarship funding to six very deserving high school seniors this year,” said Louis Ziegler, Chair of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation’s Board of Directors. “We provide this financial assistance to promising high school seniors pursuing higher education or exploring vocational training that will lead to careers in the region. We are proud to support of eastern CT’s rising workforce knowing the impact these students will have in our community as they pursue their goals and passions.”
Scholarship funding comes from generous local businesses and donors who support the Foundation’s annual Bowl-a-thon fundraiser, held each spring at High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge. The Foundation also hosts an annual Holiday Gala each December.
Scholarships are granted to students who plan to contribute to Eastern CT throughout their future career, who have a demonstrated record of community engagement and a financial need. Since the inception of the scholarship program in 2018, the Chamber Foundation has provided $36,000 in tuition support.