Three students were awarded a $1,500 Emeriti Scholarship for this academic year at the Emeriti Association’s Plenary Meeting on October 19. Alexandra Francisco (Health Sciences, pre-professional studies ), Sophia Kaye (CETA, Acoustic Engineering and Music) and Kyle Vaccaro (A&S, Biology and Chemistry double major) joined Gregory Woodward, University of Hartford president, and Leo Smith, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, at the head table for lunch and the official presentation of their awards.
The three students spoke about their academic and service accomplishments at the University to the 40 plus members of the association and guests attending the meeting. Leo Smith presented the awards saying “The Scholarship Committee is always very impressed with all our applicants. These students are some of the very best at the University.”
Association members have been contributing to scholarships since the year 2000 but this was the first time they were able to award three $1,500 scholarships. With the ongoing generosity of the Emeriti, Smith hopes to be able to raise the amounts for next year’s awards.
An announcement for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will appear in UNotes and the Emeriti website in February with an application deadline of mid-March. The scholarships are based on scholarly achievement and community service and applications are open to all undergraduates entering their junior or senior year as full-time students in the Fall 2018 semester.
The Emeriti Association of the University of Hartford comprises retired faculty and University administrators who have been granted emeritus status by the Board of Regents and who continue to contribute to the University's vibrancy and growth