2019 Donor/Scholar Luncheon
Awarding scholarships is the most rewarding work that they do and since 1999, the Gateway Community College Foundation has awarded $1,691,284 Million in scholarships to more than 23,282 deserving students.
The Gateway Community College Foundation scholarship program is made possible because of the generosity and vision of individuals, corporations, and foundations throughout Greater New Haven. Scholarship awards help students begin, resume or continue their education, and recognize outstanding academic performance. The recipients and the generous donors who support the scholarship program are celebrated at a Donor/Scholar Luncheon.
For many well-deserving recipients—especially those facing financial hardship or balancing challenging work and family commitments while pursuing their education—these scholarships often mean the difference between staying in college or leaving with the dream of education unfulfilled.
Continuing academic scholarship opportunities include an array of disciplines, including business, early childhood education, engineering technology, health care, human services, liberal arts, mathematics, media services, and science.
Scholarships also reflect donor-specified requirements, such as financial need, academic merit, community service, “lapsed” academic career, and specific geographic residency.
The GCC Foundation is a vital thread in the fabric of our college community, providing a lifeline to students who are challenged by their financial limitations. In the word of one student, “For most of us that this extra gift is not only the financial support we need, but also the encouragement to push us to that extra mile toward achieving our goals.”
“Greater New Haven is blessed to have many philanthropists who are generous with their time and support for causes in which they believe – including education. They look back on the opportunities that were afforded to them; they remember how they got to where they are; and they ‘pay it forward’ because they understand the opportunity an education offers to Gateway students and to our community.”
-Ruby H. Melton, Chair, Scholarship Committee; Director, Gateway Community College Foundation; Community Leader
The opportunities the Foundation and the College provide students really live up to a word their names share “Gateway.”
2020 Scholarship Recipient
James Del Rio Arcila, Cheshire
Scholarship Awards: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Nursing/Allied Health Scholarship, Laptop Scholarship and Family Economic Security Program (FESP) Scholarship
Thanks for the scholarship. It is very important to know that they are thinking of the students and in one way or another makes us feel taken into account. This motivates us to get ahead, and to respond in the best way with our studies. In addition, I also know that there are many other people who work hard every day so that we can all continue the classes, and I know that they are attentive to solve our needs and helping in their work.
2020 Scholarship Recipient
Sheena J. Infante-Davis, Hamden
in scholarships have been awarded to Gateway Community College students
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scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,000 were awarded to deserving Gateway Community College students for the
2020-21 academic year.
Scholarship Awards: Chaine des Routisseurs CT Biallage Gabor Huszar
For most scholarship recipients, money is an issue, and being able to afford college is difficult. But the generous donors who funded the Foundation scholarships we were awarded make it possible for us to continue on our path to success. They fuel our passion and determination. Their belief in us means we are getting the best possible education and pushes us closer to achieving our dreams.
I’m grateful for the support that’s helping me reach my full potential. Attending Gateway with the help of Foundation scholarships it is enabling me to become wiser, more resilient and ready to conquer the world