Fairfield County Bank Creates Scholarship for Low-Income,, Business-Minded Housatonic Community College Students
Up to Five Economically Disadvantaged Students Majoring in Finance or Business Will Receive Funding for Their Undergraduate Studies.
With a $5,000 pledge, Fairfield County Bank has established a scholarship program at Housatonic Community College (HCC), investing in educational attainment for high-potential, in-need students throughout Fairfield County.
The creation of the Fairfield County Bank Scholarship, administered by the Housatonic Community College Foundation, will support up to five low-income HCC students pursuing a Finance or Business major. Chosen scholarship recipients will be residents of Fairfield County.
Founded in 1871, with headquarters in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.9 billion community bank with 17 locations throughout Fairfield County.
“In reviewing the scholarship applications, I see first-hand how vital the funds are for our students in need. We are able to provide students with access to a bright future through a good quality education,” said Jennifer Cutrali, Fairfield County Bank VP, Credit Administration Manager and Housatonic Community College Foundation Board Member.
Higher education has never been more expensive, making the cost of a degree unmanageable for many students. For low-income students, scholarships are imperative, often providing their only avenue into post-secondary education.
“Generous scholarships such as the Fairfield County Bank Scholarship offer hard-working, determined students an opportunity to complete their post-secondary education, setting them up for success in the workplace,” said Kristy Jelenik, Executive Director of the Housatonic Community College Foundation.
To learn more about Fairfield County Bank, visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com. To learn more about the Housatonic Community College Foundation, visit housatonicfoundation.org or call 203.332.5078. To learn more about Housatonic Community College, visit www.housatonic.edu.
About Fairfield County Bank
Founded in 1871, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.9 billion community bank with locations throughout Fairfield County. Fairfield Country Bank delivers a full range of financial services through superior Client relationships and the knowledge that when you put your money in Fairfield County Bank, it stays in Fairfield County—strengthening our communities. Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank.
About the Housatonic Community College Foundation
Founded in 1990 by a team of business and arts leaders from the greater Bridgeport community, the Housatonic Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that solicits, secures and manages contributions from the private sector through individuals, corporations and foundations for the benefit of HCC. The HCC Foundation increases student access and retention at HCC through scholarships, emergency funds, equity programs and much more.
About Housatonic Community College
Serving southern Connecticut for over 50 years, Housatonic Community College (HCC) offers a student-centered, high quality and accessible education through over 75 associate degree programs to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The college also offers occupational associate degrees and certificate programs, and the non-credit division partners with local business and industry to offer workforce training and customized professional development. HCC is distinguished as an Achieving the Dream Leader Institution and is ranked by the Aspen Institute among the nation’s top 150 community colleges.
Caption For Photo Above: Left to right: Jennifer Cutrali, Fairfield County Bank VP, Credit Administration Manager and HCC Foundation Board Member, HCC CEO Dr. Dwayne Smith and HCC Foundation Executive Director Kristy Jelenik.