College Scholarships Opportunities

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Democratic Town Committee  

The Democratic Town Committee (DTC) invites applications for the award of a $1,000 scholarship to a Granby Memorial High School 2019 graduating senior. 

For students who are interested, the eligibility requirements are as follows: applicant must be a Granby resident; graduating from Granby Memorial High School in 2019; if 17 or older, must be registered to vote, and the application must be received by May 3, 2019.

All applications for the scholarship should include proof of voter registration, if 17 or older;  completed scholarship application, and an essay or multimedia presentation on the topic:

“Is the U.S. Electoral College process an effective way to conduct presidential elections?” Discuss and defend your answer, evaluating the merits and faults of the current system in place. 

The Granby DTC selects and supports party-endorsed candidates for elected and appointed positions in municipal, district, state and federal government; to actively promote Granby residents’ participation in the political process; and to raise residents’ awareness of opportunities and issues in local government. For more information on the Granby DTC, or to request a scholarship application, contact 

Granby Drummer

Citizens for A Better Granby annually offers a $1,000 scholarship to a GMHS graduating senior who is pursuing higher education in journalism or a related field. The board encourages interested seniors to contact the high school guidance department to apply. Deadline is May 1.

Citizens for A Better Granby publishes The Granby Drummer and advocates for organizations that make our community a better place to live. 

2019 Sylvia Davis Patricelli Fine Arts 

Sylvia Davis Patricelli, International Portrait Painter

Once again, the Sylvia Davis Patricelli Fine Arts Scholarship spring competition will be held at Granby Memorial High School. Susan Patricelli Regan established this award in memory of her mother, an internationally acclaimed Australian portrait painter whose first exhibition in the U.S. was opened by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. 

Selections from the family’s historical collection of landscapes, portraits and still lifes are available for sale to support the annual financial prize to the winner, a graduating senior pursuing a career in the creative arts and acknowledged at the GMHS graduation awards evening.

Community Scholarship Association of Granby 

The Community Scholarship Association of Granby (CSAG) offers annual scholarships to graduating Granby Memorial High School seniors. Applicants must be Granby residents who will graduate this spring and accepted at an institution of higher learning approved by the selection committee. The largest scholarship, the David A. Schupp, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, will be awarded to a student pursuing a STEM major. The primary basis for selection is scholarship, with consideration given to need, initiative, character and responsibility.

CSAG has been performing this service since the first graduating class of Granby Memorial High School in 1958. To date, CSAG manages contributions of all kinds, but particularly funds from a Holcomb family endowment and annual fundraising in conjunction with the Granby Road Race. CSAG has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to nearly 400 students making a significant impact on their young lives. 

With the always-rising costs of a college education, CSAG asks former scholarship recipients, as well as the community, to consider making tax-deductible contributions to CSAG so that the organization can award more scholarships and provide more substantial awards. Contributions should be made out to CSAG and mailed to Steve Schock, Treasurer, 19 Moosehorn Road, West Granby, CT 06090. 

Scholarship applications are available online through Naviance, at the College and Career Center or through your guidance counselor. Completed applications should be submitted to Mrs. Caruso in the GMHS counseling office on or before May 1.