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Scholarship Available For High School Seniors In Stamford

The Volunteer Center of the United Way of Western Connecticut has a scholarship opportunity available for Stamford high school seniors.
The Volunteer Center of the United Way of Western Connecticut has a scholarship opportunity available for Stamford high school seniors. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Volunteer Center of the United Way of Western Connecticut is seeking applications from seniors attending a Stamford high school for its annual Roberta K. Eichler Heart of Gold Scholarship.

The scholarship awards $5,000 to support the continuing education of an outstanding local student volunteer.

Students from both public and private schools are eligible. The Volunteer Center will accept nominations for the scholarship from local schools, nonprofit organizations, religious institutions and businesses.

The center’s scholarship selection committee will review and evaluate the nominations based on several factors, including the nominee’s commitment to volunteerism, leadership skills and a personal reference letter.

Past recipients of the scholarship have gone on to study at Harvard University, Bucknell University, the University of North Carolina and Loyola Marymount University.

The sholarship will be awarded at the annual Heart of Gold Award Dinner taking place on Thursday, May 12.

Applications are due at The Volunteer Center, 1150 Summer Street, second floor, by Friday, Jan. 29.

For more information, call (203) 348-7714, or click here.

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