Winsted, CT – November 20, 2018 – Northwestern Connecticut Community College is pleased to announce the award of a $5,000 grant from the Northwest Connecticut Philanthropy Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Inc. The grant funds will be used to support student essential needs through the campus Student Emergency Fund.
“This grant will go a long way in providing needed funds for some of our students who, through no fault of their own, may find themselves in short term financial difficulty,” said NCCC President Michael Rooke. “By providing some financial relief to these students, we are able to allow them to continue with their education and provide a better future for themselves and their families.”
The NCCC Student Emergency Fund was created in 2016 through NCCC Foundation funding and private donations to assist students with financial needs based on the student’s specific need and individual circumstances.
“Since it began, our student emergency fund has helped dozens of students and made a significant difference in their ability to finish their degree or certificate,” said Rooke.
The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Inc. was founded in 1969 and services 20 towns in the Connecticut northwest corner with more than 260 funds under management including the Northwest Connecticut Philanthropy Fund.