NEW HAVEN - One hundred and eighty one students from public high
schools in New Haven as well as Achievement First Amistad High School and Common
Ground High School recently received more than $298,000 in scholarships in an event at the United Church on the Green, organizers said in a release.
"In 1959, Hillhouse High School math teacher Jean Lovell
created a scholarship fund to assist students in need with the expenses of
post-secondary education," the release said.
"In 1991, New Haven Public Schools Talented and Gifted
program Supervisor Rhoda Spear gifted her entire estate to be used for students
planning a career in education. The gift of her estate and the continued
support of countless others have significantly expanded the Scholarship’s
ability to help more students."
Since it was found, 7,000 students will
have received more than $7 million in financial assistance from the New Haven
Scholarship Fund, the release said.
"Jim Barber, president of the all-volunteer New Haven
Scholarship Fund, feels that every deserving young person should be given the
opportunity, through education, to improve the quality of their lives," the release said. "Our
mission is to keep those hopes alive."
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