Scholarship Made In Honor Of Former Stamford Educator

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Nancy J. Heron, who died in 2012, was a part of Stamford Public Schools for many years and now a memorial scholarship has been set up in her name. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stamford Dollars For Scholars
David Heron, right, presents a check to Tony D'Amelio, co-president of Stamford Dollars for Scholars, endowing a scholarship in memory of his sister, Nancy J. Heron. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stamford Dollars For Scholars

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nancy Heron spent many years helping Stamford kids go to college and now her family has created a scholarship in her name to continue that mission.

Heron, who died in 2012, started her teaching career in Stamford Public Schools and retired as the vice-principal of Dolan Middle School in 2003, a news release said.

She was described as “deeply committed to education – especially for Stamford’s inner-city youth,” in the release.

The Nancy J. Heron Memorial Scholarship will be given out annually by Stamford Dollars for Scholars to students who graduate from Stamford public high schools, with preference given to those who went to Dolan Middle School, the release said.

The application for the award will be on the organization’s website later this month. Contributions for the fund can be made online or by sending a check to Stamford Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 3559, Stamford, CT 06905, the release said.

Those with questions about the Nancy J. Heron Memorial Scholarship or how to set up a scholarship are asked to call 203-885-7347 or e-mail the organization.

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