Your gifts provide students with a Gateway to opportunity.
in scholarships have been awarded to Gateway Community College students for the 2021-22 academic year.
scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,000 were awarded to deserving Gateway Community College students for the 2021-22 academic year.
Awarding scholarships is the most rewarding work that they do and since 1999, the Gateway Community College Foundation has awarded $1,691,284 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 program.
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.
Scholarship opportunities encompass 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, nontraditional pathways, and specific geographic residency.
The GCC Foundation is a vital thread in the fabric of our college community, providing an equitable lifeline to a diverse student population 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,” Melton says. “They remember how they got to where they are, and they understand the opportunity education offers our students and our community.”