28 05, 2021

Celebrating Our Graduates!


We want to share the spirit of NCC’s 2021 commencement with you! Please watch the video below to see the pride on our students’ faces, hear their thoughts and feel the energy and excitement of the day from graduating Foundation scholars. Thank you to all of you who support the NCC Foundation – you share a piece of the success of the day and we are grateful that you have given the gift of education to our students. (more…)

Celebrating Our Graduates!2021-05-28T16:01:57-04:00
7 05, 2021

Meet Our Scholars: Melissa

“The biggest challenge that I have faced in my life was being diagnosed with a chronic illness, as well as suffering from the symptoms that have come with it. Although it can be a great challenge still attending school and managing to work around my illness, accomplishing my academic endeavors despite my illness has also taught me so many life lessons that I will always carry with me.
Meet Our Scholars: Melissa2021-05-07T19:46:52-04:00
15 06, 2020

The Bridgewater Scholars Pilot Program

The Foundation is grateful and proud of the new partnership established this year with Bridgewater Associates.  Bridgewater Scholars piloted a uniquely personal mentoring group designed to bring together professional women from Bridgewater and high-achieving NCC Foundation scholarship women for a series of experiential workshops on topics such as essential business skills, business small talk, key traits of successful people, and balancing work and personal lives. Though we aren’t completely surprised, the best take-away from the program was how quickly the women got real with one another. They didn’t waste any time in opening up about both personal and professional challenges, and the group quickly formed a close bond.


The Bridgewater Scholars Pilot Program2020-06-15T20:36:23-04:00
29 05, 2020

A Look Back on Studying From Home


Over the last few months we asked our Foundation scholars to send us their “work from home” selfies. We heard how much they missed NCC and their classmates as the classroom became their living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. Many studied alongside their partners, children and pets, and juggled additional work and family responsibilities.

We are proud of all our scholars for remaining focused, and successfully completing the 2019-20 academic year!

If you want to help Norwalk Community College students achieve their academic and professional goals, consider a gift to the NCC Foundation

A Look Back on Studying From Home2020-05-29T21:12:40-04:00
19 05, 2020

Scholar Stories: Jaquiline

Jaquiline was able to finish her semester thanks to the NCC Foundation’s Student Emergency Fund.  She told us, “I was having trouble because I was sharing a computer, but since I got the computer from the Foundation, it has been a life saver. So thank you so much for helping!”


Scholar Stories: Jaquiline2020-05-19T20:24:00-04:00
14 05, 2020

Scholar Stories: Karl


Karl told us, “Thank you NCC Foundation for all the financial help that you have given me over the years and what a big difference it has made in my life, and my pursuit of higher education.” (more…)

Scholar Stories: Karl2020-05-14T20:50:22-04:00
5 05, 2020

Scholar Stories: Eyline


“I wake up every day motivated,” NCC transfer scholar Eyline tells us.  Despite being only in her first semester at UConn and losing her job because of COVID-19, her determination exemplifies why keeping students on track with their academic goals is more essential now than ever.  Before successfully graduating from NCC and transferring to UConn in December, Elyse was also one of our Academic Year scholars and joined the Foundation’s mentorship program with Bridgewater Associates.


Scholar Stories: Eyline2020-05-05T20:23:40-04:00
30 04, 2020

Scholar Stories: Shahida


This week we are wishing a swift recovery to a very brave Foundation scholar, Shahida.  Shahida earned an NCC Foundation Scholarship for 2019-20.  In addition to being a full-time student, she was also working at a local grocery store, until she tested positive for COVID-19.  Shahida sent us a photo from quarantine at home, where she is still studying and told us more about her experience.


Scholar Stories: Shahida2020-05-01T17:57:19-04:00
11 02, 2020

Coaching Program Spring Semester Workshop


NCC Foundation Board Director Amy Richman, Pitney Bowes Head of Global Talent Acquisition and her colleague Sheryl Battles, Pitney Bowes Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, led an engaging presentation for our coached scholarship students this week. Pitney Bowes is a long-time champion of the Foundation. Their support makes workshops like these, and Foundation led programs like Summer Bridge Math, all possible.

Coaching Program Spring Semester Workshop2020-02-11T15:52:33-05:00
29 01, 2020

Good job!


The average GPA of all current Foundation scholarship recipients studying at NCC was 3.31 at the end of the fall semester!

Good job!2020-01-29T21:08:54-05:00
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