A $25,000 gift from the Rotary Club of Hartford will establish an endowed scholarship for students at Capital Community College (CCC) through the College’s nonprofit foundation. The donation, presented by Club President Susan M. Joyse and Rotary members at a meeting held at The Hartford Club on October 15th, will provide annual student aid awards at the city’s two-year public undergraduate institution.
“The Hartford Rotary Club has historically supported education in the city of Hartford. It is with great pleasure that we continue this honored tradition with this endowed gift. Our hope is that our investment in education inspires hope and creates successful lives,” said Joyse, a vice president for development at the YMCA of Greater Hartford.
CCC President Wilfredo Nieves and student leaders accepted the gift from the Hartford Rotary, a community, vocational and international service organization affiliated with Rotary International.
“Since it began our college has provided an opportunity for higher education and been a stepping stone to careers for many residents who otherwise would not have gone to college,” said President Nieves in acknowledging the endowment gift. “We are very grateful that Hartford Rotary’s scholarship will help the College create access for more students in a permanent way. The Club’s Board of Directors and members have set an example that will boost educational opportunities in Hartford.”
The Hartford Rotary endowed scholarship, to benefit students based on academic achievement and financial need, is an extension of the Rotary Club’s longstanding philanthropic efforts in the city, including Junior Rotarians, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, international student exchanges and the Club’s Do-Good Fund.
A group of students at Capital is organizing a “Rotaract” club — a campus organization of Rotary International– that involves men and women from 18 to 30. Hartford Rotary will sponsor the campus-based Rotaract Club in partnership with the college.
About Hartford Rotary
The Rotary Club of Hartford celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011, having been founded by Travelers Insurance executive Charles Northrop. It was the 21st local chapter recognized by Rotary International that now includes more than 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members worldwide. Members meet the first and third Mondays of the month at The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect Street. at 12:15 p.m. For membership and additional information visit www.hartfordrotary.org
About Capital Community College
Capital Community College, founded in 1967 as Greater Hartford Community College, is one of 12 community colleges in Connecticut. The College, enrolling 4,500 credit students, awards associate degrees and certificates in 60 programs of study, prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and provides an array of continuing education and workforce development programs. More than 70 percent of students qualify for some form of financial aid. Full time tuition and fees in 2012-2013 total $3,623. The College, one of the most diverse campuses in New England, is an Hispanic Serving Institution and enrolls students from 35 countries around the world. For information visit www.capitalcc.edu