The ECSU Foundation's competitive scholarship awards are based on merit and, in many cases, unmet financial need. The scholarship process is coordinated by the Office of Institutional Advancement.
The following local students were among the approximately 300 Eastern Connecticut State University students to receive ECSU Foundation competitive scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year:
Jaclyn Cronin, of Storrs, Psychology major, Cronin was awarded the President's Charity Game Scholarship.
Jared Kolomyjec, of Mansfield Center, Accounting major, Kolomyjec was awarded the Founders of Accounting Scholarship.
Yunchu Liu, Mansfield Center, A Early Childhood Education major, Liu was awarded the Dr. K. Narayan Kutty Endowed Scholarship.
The total amount of scholarship funds awarded by the ECSU Foundation totaled a record $450,000.
According to Kenneth DeLisa, vice president for institutional advancement, "The ECSU Foundation plays an important role in that it often provides financial support to our students for the last critical amount of money they need to continue their goal of obtaining a college degree. Our ability to respond in a positive way with this financial support, often to purchase required books, is possible due to the generosity of our donors and the strong relationship that we have with our students. They know they can reach out to us when they are confronted with financial problems."