Endowed Academic Scholarships

Endowed Academic Scholarships
We are grateful to the many generous donors who have endowed scholarships. Year after year, their contributions are continuing to help talented students earn degrees and begin meaningful careers.

Access to Education Scholarship

This scholarship was established at the first Access to Education corporate dinner in 2004 and is given to students majoring in business-related programs.

Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust Scholarship

Created in 2001 in memory of Wilton philanthropist Elizabeth Raymond Ambler, this scholarship provides financial assistance to NCC students with preference given to Wilton residents.

Anonymous Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2001 to assist NCC students who have a clear career path, show strong academic promise and financial need. Preference is given to immigrant students.

The America 911 Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Jane and Stephen Raye at the 2001 Le Bal d’Ecole to give tribute to the heroes of the September 11th tragedy and other disaster relief efforts. It is given to students who are in or plan to enter emergency response professions.

Lois and Harlan Anderson Scholarship

Established in 2000 by Lois and Harlan Anderson, this fund is intended to provide financial assistance to students in need.

Robert and Jeannie Kay Armstrong Scholarship

This fund was established by Robert and Jeannie Kay Armstrong through a generous gift at the 1997 Le Bal d’Ecole.

John Ball Scholarship

This fund was created by his friends and directors at Champion International to commemorate John Ball’s retirement from the company in 1996.

Joan and Ed Barksdale Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2002 by the Barksdales to support access to education through a gift to the Capital Campaign to Fund the Future.

James Bissell Memorial Scholarship

The James Bissell Memorial Fund was created by the family and friends of James Bissell, a former NCC science instructor for 30 years. It is given to students who have a general knowledge of aviation and/or a willingness to be exposed to flying.

John Fiske Boorom Memorial Scholarship

This fund was created by the family of John Fiske Boorom to memorialize his life and achievements.

Mary W. Brackett, PhD. Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Brackett’s friends and faculty emeriti to celebrate her contributions to both NCC and the community. During her 17 years at NCC, Dr. Brackett served as academic counselor, academic dean and acting president.

The Katherine Hall Browne Scholarship

This fund was created by William and Carole Browne in memory of William’s mother, Katherine Hall Browne.

Bucky Scholarship

Dr. Thomas Bucky, a retired internist and his wife Doris, a former English teacher, established this fund to help students achieve their goals.

The Ilene and Irving G. Calish, Sr. Scholarship

This fund was established by Louis J. and Caren Calish Gagliano in memory of Caren’s parents to honor their belief in education as the route to self help.

Mickey and Brooke Callanen Scholarship

This scholarship fund was created by Mr. and Mrs. Callanen, residents of Darien, through a generous gift at the 1997 Le Bal d’Ecole.

Charlotte Chen, Esq., Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Charlotte’s family and friends to commemorate her life and achievements. Charlotte Chen was a founding member of both NCC and the NCC Foundation.

Ann Chernow Art Scholarship

This fund was established by NCC art professor Ann Chernow and is awarded to an NCC student in the Art Program who has been accepted at a higher institution or specialized art school. Should this first criterion for the scholarship not be realized, then the scholarship may be awarded to a current NCC art student.

Carle C. Conway Scholarship

Created by the trustees of the Carle C. Conway Foundation, this scholarship commemorates the life and achievements of the former president and chairman of the Continental Can Company.

Jane Corbo Scholarship

This fund was established for nursing students by the friends and family of Jane Corbo to commemorate her life as a dedicated nurse.

Virginia and Malcolm Crawford Scholarship

This fund was created by the Mary and Edwin Ramsey and Jean and Douglas Crawford, supporters of NCC, in honor of their parents.

James E. Deaver Memorial Scholarship

This fund was created in memory of her late husband by former Professor Abigail Deaver to assist single mothers.

Katy and Prof. John J. Dohlun Scholarship

This scholarship was established at Le Bal d’Ecole 2005 by Dr. John Dohlun and his wife, Katy. Dr. Dohlun taught chemistry at NCC and is now professor emeritus. Preference is given to African-
American students.

Nancy Doyle Scholarship

Created by co-workers, family and friends to honor Nancy’s commitment and passion for NCC. Nancy was a former NCC Foundation Director and former Director of Special Events for the NCC Foundation.
Dugan Family Scholarship

Created by former Board member Linda Dugan, this fund is intended to provide financial assistance to NCC students.

Jamie Earle Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the family and friends of Jamie Earle to commemorate his life and achievements.

Dr. John K. Fisher Scholarship

Established to recognize Dr. John K. Fisher, former president of NCC. This scholarship provides financial assistance to NCC students enrolled in engineering technologies, sciences, information systems or computer systems programs.

The Fernandez Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established at the 1995 Le Bal d’Ecole with a gift from Joanne and Manuel Fernandez.

The GE Capital Scholarship

This award provides scholarships to NCC students who are pursuing degrees in technology.

Josephine Gierer Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Josie Gierer to assist mothers with young children who are pursuing higher education.

Maurice Godin Legal Assistant Scholarship

Established in memory of the first coordinator of the Legal Assistant Program, this scholarship is available to students in the Legal Assistant Program.

Darlene Ryan Goodwin Scholarship

Established in 2001 by Darlene and Jim Goodwin, this scholarship is given to students who have graduated from Stamford Public Schools.

Albert L. Hadley Scholarship

This scholarship was established at the 1997 Le Bal d’Ecole. Mr. Hadley served as Honorary Chairman for the event.

Jean and Richard Harrington Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the Harringtons at the 2005 Le Bal d’Ecole to assist NCC students with financial need.

Richard T. Hansen Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Norwalk Association of Independent Insurance Agents in honor of a former colleague, this scholarship is awarded to second-year full-time business administration students.

Mark Hattenbach Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established at the 2005 Le Bal d’Ecole by Ellen Sue Hattenbach (’64) to honor her husband, Mark (’63.) Mark served on the NCC Foundation Board of Directors. It is awarded to a student majoring in culinary arts.

Harry H. Hefferan, Jr. Scholarship

Established in 1999 to memorialize Harry H. Hefferan, Jr., this fund is designed to provide assistance to students who best exemplify the character and commitment to community demonstrated by Mr. Hefferan in his lifetime as a family man, lawyer and civic leader.

Richard T. Hansen Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Norwalk Association of Independent Insurance Agents in honor of a former colleague, this scholarship is awarded to second-year full-time business administration students.

John H. Heher Memorial Scholarship

This fund was created by the family and friends of John Heher to memorialize his life and achievements. Until his death in January 2002, he served as chairman of the NCC business department. Candidates for this scholarship must be majoring in business.

The Hiranandani Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Hiro Hiranandani to assist students enrolled in the engineering pathways, engineering technologies, sciences, or nursing.

Leon Hirsch Scholarship

This fund was created at the 2001 Le Bal d’Ecole by Leon Hirsch to provide financial assistance to students.

Anne Ireland Memorial Scholarship

Established to honor the life of Anne Ireland, a long-time NCC employee, this scholarship provides financial assistance to an NCC student who is at least 25 years of age.

The Stacy M. Israel Scholarship

This fund was created by former NCC professor Stacy Israel, a 1997 graduate of NCC, to provide scholarship assistance to students in need.

Joseph K. Karpowich Memorial Scholarship

Joseph Karpowich, former Dean of Students, died in 2001. His family established a scholarship to commemorate his 35 years of dedicated service to the College. This scholarship is given to students who choose a career in a technology related field.

Toni Anne Laufer Scholarship

Toni Anne Laufer was a 1993 graduate of the NCC Early Childhood Education Program. This scholarship was created to honor her memory.

Le Bal d’Ecole Scholarship

This scholarship may cover all or part of a student’s financial needs while attending NCC.

The Frank C. Lee Memorial Scholarship

The Frank C. Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund, established by staff and students of the college, commemorates his life and work as a dedicated educator. Frank C. Lee served the college for over twenty years, as a professor of English, English Department Chairman and Academic Dean.

Marcia Jane LeMoult Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the family and friends of Marcia Jane LeMoult, a former aerobics instructor at NCC, and is given to a female student majoring in exercise science or a program related to physical conditioning.

George and Max R. Lepofsky Scholarship

Max Lepofsky was one of the founders of Norwalk Community College and this scholarship was created to honor his memory.

The Sachiko S. Liebergesell Scholarships

This fund was established at the 1995 Le Bal d’Ecole with a gift from Rolf K. Liebergesell in honor of his wife, Sachiko.

Lifetime Learners Institute Scholarship

This fund was created by The Lifetime Learners Institute for scholarships to students who are enrolled in the human services or recreational and leisure studies programs or the elderly.

Mandel Family Scholarship

This fund was created by former NCC Foundation Board President Ann Mandel and members of the Mandel family to provide assistance to NCC students.

The Margaret Jane McAuliffe Scholarship

This scholarship was created in remembrance of Margaret Jane McAuliffe who had many dreams she was unable to fulfill.

The James R. McCormack Memorial Scholarship

Established by Jim McCormack’s family in 2002 to commemorate his life and his commitment to a career in public service, this scholarship is intended to recognize, encourage and support students who choose a career focused on helping others. This fund will provide financial assistance to students aspiring to careers in allied health, criminal justice, or nursing.

Carolyn and Gerry McGrath Scholarship

This fund was established at the 2007 Le Bal d’Ecole by the McGraths to provide financial assistance to deserving students.

Benson Meth Scholarship

Created by Jeffrey Rubin, an NCC alumnus, this fund was established to honor his stepfather, Benson Meth, who was an adjunct instructor in the business department in the ’60s and ’70s. It is intended to assist with the financial needs of students majoring in business at NCC.

William M. Mammaerts Memorial Scholarship

The William M. Mommaerts Memorial Scholarship fund was created by his parents in 1996 to honor his accomplishments and memory. It is given to computer science or business students.

Dr. Lia Mondo Scholarship

This fund was created by the late Dr. Lia Mondo, NCC professor emeritus and longtime member of the foreign languages department.

Thomas G. Norko Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist full-time second-year students. Thomas G. Norko served as assistant to the president of Norwalk Community College.

O’Hara Family Scholarship

This fund was created by Peter O’Hara in honor of his parents, Arthur and Louise O’Hara. Mr. O’Hara served as Dean of College Development, Registrar, Director of Admissions, and Dean of Students during his more than 30 years of service at NCC.

Donald and Virginia Miller Scholarship

Donald and Virginia Miller, active members of The Lifetime Learners Institute, created this scholarship in recognition of students who attend NCC and have overcome significant economic limitations.

Beverly Miller Orthwein Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to honor Beverly Miller Orthwein by her husband, Peter B. Orthwein, through a gift at the 1997 Le Bal d’Ecole.

Hobart P. Pardee Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Pardee’s family to honor his life and achievements. Priority is given to NCC students in the human services program or to students who plan to transfer to prepare themselves to enter the fields of counseling or student development.

Panwy Foundation, Inc. Service Learning Scholarship

Established at the 2005 Le Bal d’Ecole, this scholarship is awarded to a student(s) who participates in Service Learning, thus contributing to the community and providing opportunity to reflect critically on their community experiences.

The Raindancer Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Olof S. Nelson, a director of the Raindancer Foundation, to assist students pursuing an associate degree.

John E. Schmeltzer IV Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created by John’s parents at the 2005 Le Bal d’Ecole in his memory. It is awarded to a student pursuing a degree/certificate in emergency medicine, medical technology or culinary arts.

Sylvia Schudy Scholarship For Nursing Students

This fund, in honor of Sylvia Schudy, the first director and founder of the NCC nursing program, was created by her family, friends, nursing alumni and colleagues.

The Joseph I. Shulman Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of Joseph I. Shulman by his family. His widow, Doris Shulman, was a member of the NCC staff.

John and Charlotte Suhler Scholarship

John and Charlotte Suhler created this scholarship at the 1997 Le Bal d’Ecole. Charlotte is a long-time board member of the NCC Foundation.

Jean Svalgard Memorial Women’s Scholarship

Established by friends and family to honor Jean Svalgard, a former NCC student, this scholarship provides financial assistance to a female student planning to transfer to a 4-year institution.

The UBS Investment Bank Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established through a gift at the 1997 Le Bal d’Ecole.

Pauline A. Toner Nursing Scholarship

The Pauline A. Toner Nursing Scholarship was endowed through a bequest from Ms. Toner’s estate to NCC. Ms. Toner had a lifelong goal to become a nurse, but unfortunately was never able to attain her goal. This scholarship in her honor is for nursing students.

Dr. Harry L. Trambert Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Trambert’s family to commemorate his life and achievements. Dr. Trambert had a long career as a Norwalk physician and was an active member of The Lifetime Learners Institute.

Nicholas Trivisonno Scholarship

This fund was established at the 2001 Le Bal d’Ecole by Nicholas Trivisonno to provide financial assistance to deserving students.

Karen Veitch Memorial Scholarship

This fund was created by the family and friends of Karen Veitch to honor her many contributions as director of the NCC Child Development Laboratory School.

John and Catherine Vigilante Scholarship

This fund was created by the Vigilantes to promote the study of foreign languages by NCC students.

Olivia Vlahos Scholarship

This scholarship was established by former students of retired anthropology professor Olivia Vlahos, founder of the NCC archaeology program. The winner of this award is chosen by the archaeology department faculty.

Morrise Wagner Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of former NCC professor of art history, Morrise Wagner.

Geneva Walsh Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the family and friends of Geneva Walsh, an alumna of NCC, in honor of her birthday.

The Michael G. Weyer Scholarship

This fund was created by the family and friends of Michael to honor his spirit of giving to those less fortunate than himself.

Michael Wilens and Carolyn Longacre Scholarship

This fund was established at the 2009 Le Bal d’Ecole to assist deserving students by a thoughtful gift from Michael Wilens and Carolyn Longacre.

Helen C. Whitten Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Helen C. Whitten, an NCC graduate, to assist NCC students.

Women in Management Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established through a generous gift by the Women in Management organization. It is awarded to a female student in a business-related major.

Disclaimer – Descriptions of financial aid programs are subject to change, due to possible changes in federal, state, and College policies, and/or due to changes in funding levels. The Financial Aid Services Office will make every reasonable effort to keep applicants and students aware of any such changes.