Local Scholarship News
A $68 million scholarship fund has been created for the California Community Colleges to provide support to over 3300 students.
The scholarship endowment includes a gift of $25 million from the Bernard Osher Foundation. There were over 90 community colleges involved in the fund raising effort. They have been suffering from state funding cuts.
Some people wonder why total strangers would give them money to go to college. The Valley Press Club Scholarships may help you understand that a little better.
Almost 50 years ago, the Valley Press Club gave their first scholarship to a budding journalist named Al Jaffe. Over time he became the vice president of ESPN and this year he is funding one of Valley Press Club’s scholarships.
The $8 million gift from the Carol A. Ammon Foundation is the largest gift ever received by Central Connecticut State University. The gift will be used to fund student scholarships and academic program support. Carol A.