Foundation gives out $400K in scholarships

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut announced Thursday that it is awarding more than $400,000 local students' college scholarships.

The total award amount, for more than 200 college-bound students sharing 93 separate scholarship funds, is a 20 percent increase from last year's contribution.

The foundation awarded $372,450 to 209 recently graduated high school seniors and students continuing their educations. Another $30,450 will be distributed to groups such as the Hispanic Alliance that will pass on awards.

Scholarships were offered to two out of every three applicants.

For a complete list of recipients, click on the documents above, at right.

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