MERIDEN — Highschool seniors got the chance to study scholarships final week throughout Platt and Maloney’s Scholarship Honest. 

The occasion was organized by Platt and Maloney’s highschool counseling departments. 

Totally different organizations and golf equipment similar to Venture Excel, Upward Sure, Members First CT Federal Credit score Union, Conntact, Higher Enterprise Bureau, the Midstate Chamber of Commerce, and Amici Della Vigna have been on the occasion. 

Nina Vazquez, Upward Sure coordinator, was giving college students info on the Upward Sure Program.

“The mission of Upward Sure is to serve low-income, first technology highschool college students within the areas of Middletown and Meriden,” Vazquez stated. “This program has been important for households for the reason that Nineteen Sixties. That is positively a generational factor and a variety of our children have mother and father who’ve been a part of Upward Sure.”

Vazquez moved from Puerto Rico to Meriden when she was 12 years outdated, after which joined this system.

“Once I moved I used to be routinely labeled as low earnings and navigating the U.S. college system was tough,” she stated. “This program saved me and impacted my life.” 

Due to this system, Vazquez was capable of obtain her bachelor’s diploma from the College of Hartford and grasp’s diploma from the College of Connecticut. 

The deadline for making use of for the Upward Sure Program is that this Tuesday, Jan. 31. To use, go to

Throughout the occasion, Venture Excel shared details about two scholarships, the Thomas E. Bruenn and Nicole Savchik Scholarships. 

In keeping with Martha-Anne Noonan, Venture Excel president, the Thomas E. Bruenn scholarship supplies $1,500 for a graduating senior getting into a math-related area. The Nicole Savasik Scholarship is $1,000 and is for a graduating pupil getting into the sector of schooling.

Scholarships can solely be accessed via the scholar’s Meriden account. For extra info on the right way to apply, go to or go to their Fb web page @projectexcelmeriden. 

Along with the scholarships, Venture Excel will likely be honoring the highest 10 college students from every highschool and is bringing again its Twin Language Award. The Twin Language Award will acknowledge two college students from Maloney and Platt. College students don’t want to use for the awards. Recipients of the awards and scholarships will likely be acknowledged at a ceremony on June 7. 

The Meriden Novice Radio Membership, Inc. shared particulars concerning the Frank Darmofalski Memorial Scholarship, established in 2006. It supplies $1,000 to at least one pupil from both Meriden or Wallingford. 

“Precedence is given to college students who’re getting into a STEM-related area,” stated Kristin Olsson, member of the scholarship committee. 

The appliance consists of a 250-word essay on why college students have chosen their program of examine and their future objectives. The appliance could be despatched by way of e mail to by April 14. 

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