NEWTOWN — The Weller Foundation announces its 2021-22 Scholarship Award Program. The foundation was established in 1962 to provide financial assistance to education, charitable and civic organizations. Full-time senior students at Joel Barlow, Masuk, Newtown, Shelton and Trumbull High schools can apply. Each scholarship has specific rules, requirements and and application forms.

Application forms are available through each school’s guidance department. The scholarships will not be offered unless a minimum of three applicants apply.

All award recipients will be honored at the foundation’s annual awards dinner in April, 2022.

Scholarships will be paid directly to the college or university for despot into the student’s account. 

Scholarships will be awarded without regard to financial status.

Those seeking additional information about the scholarships may visit their school’s guidance department to pick up the application forms.

Below is a list of each scholarship program and a brief description.

The Barton L. Weller Scholarship Program is for $15,000 and proposals must be received by the foundation on Monday, October 4.

The purpose is to encourage academic excellence in a substantial five-month independent research or study project. Full time seniors may submit a one to two page proposal outlining the student’s project in any field of study. Only one proposal per student.

Up to five finalists will be selected from all entries and will be notified on Monday, October 18.

The finalists selected to compete will receive $200 in November to help defray expenses. The project development period will run from mid-October to March, with submission and documentation of the project due by Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

All projects will be judged by a committee selected from outside the Board of Trustees. 

The projects will be judged by the degree to which, and the skill and care with which the original proposal is developed into the final project.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the finalists must attend the mid-project review, the interview session and the awards dinner.

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