Greenwich Scholarship Association has concluded its allocations process and scholarship recipients will receive their awards at the 46th Annual GSA Scholarship Night hosted at the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center on Thursday, June 7, at 7:00pm.
Each year, GSA matches need-based scholarships from more than 100 local sponsors to help students bridge the gap between rising college costs and their funding resources.
This year, GSA will connect 144 students with scholarships totaling over $500,000. All are welcome to attend this exciting event.
GSA was founded in 1972 as an umbrella organization to support the administrative needs of nearly 30 separate scholarship funds set up by local community organizations and families. Today, GSA manages scholarships from more than 100 sponsors and its own endowment of over $6.5M. GSA matches qualified students with needed funds without any fee. Awards are allocated based on individual review of each student’s educational costs, financial aid received and family ability to meet costs, including consideration of a written application and a personal interview. The work of GSA is done by approximately 25 board members who give more than 1,500 volunteer hours each year in administering the application process, reviewing candidates and matching awards to students.
The GSA has been able to fund over $500,000 per year without doing any fund-raising as they are very fortunate to receive donations each year from local community organizations, civic groups, local businesses and families with memorial awards who have been consistently funding awards, in some cases for 25 or 30 years.
The GSA has 110 sponsors who give amounts determined by the sponsor as “named awards” to students meeting their criteria. GSA has designed a selection process that includes a written application and a personal interview. Because they are an all-volunteer organization with few expenses, they do not charge our sponsors for this service.
More information can be found at www.greenwichscholarship.org.