WINSTED, CT – September 24, 2020 – The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation, a supporting organization of Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, has announced it has offered a scholarship to Northwestern Connecticut Community College student Taylor Young, covering courses for the 2020-2021 academic year. Taylor Young is enrolled in NCCC’s Veterinary Technology Program.
Taylor Young, is a resident of Riverton, CT and a graduate of Northwestern Regional High School who has been attending Northwestern Connecticut Community College since 2016. Taylor traces her love for animals to childhood visits to Mystic Aquarium, where she currently volunteers her time. She currently holds a GPA of 3.6, and her instructors at Northwestern have cited her work ethic and eagerness to learn as evidence of her dedication to the study of diseases, injuries, and treatment of animals. Beyond Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Taylor plans to continue down her path in pursuit of additional education and a career in the veterinary field, which will hopefully lead to a successful and rewarding future.
The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation was established in 1998 through a gift from John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold. The Foundation is committed to bettering the lives of domesticated and undomesticated animals, including supporting the efforts of animal rescue and land conservation organizations and advances in veterinary medicine. The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation became a supporting organization of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation in 2012.
The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded more than $180,000 in scholarships and awards to local students for the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholarships and awards are made possible by Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Funds, established by generous individuals and families. Founded in 1969, the mission of Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation is, “To enrich the quality of life for residents of our 20-town service area in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner through the generosity of fundholders. We seek to enrich the quality of life for residents of Northwest Connecticut by inspiring local philanthropy, convening stakeholders in community welfare, strengthening the regional nonprofits network and fostering collaborative funding partnerships.”