DCA grants scholarships to DHS graduates
Recipients of the DCA's "Path to the Future" awards are:
Emily Caccam, Boston University.
Jimmy Documet, University of Connecticut, Stamford.
Jared Garner, University of Plattsburgh-SUNY.
Jose Herrera, Boston University.
Murtuza Jafri, University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Greg Marku, University of Connecticut, Stamford.
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Lauren Sestito, University of Albany-SUNY.
Tyler Stratton, Landmark College.
In addition, several special DCA scholarship grants were made to:
Clay Baxter, who received the Lucy Wiggins Award, which is given to someone pursuing a profession of caring for others. Baxter will be attending the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Erica Hurtado and Liliana Saffa, who received the Teedie McKitterick awards, which honor the committed volunteerism of Teedie McKitterick. Hurtado will attend the University of Connecticut, Stamford, and Saffa will attend Ithaca College.
Althea Perley and Harrison Perley, who received the Joy Family Award, which was created to ensure someone who deserved to go to college actually can. Perley will be attending Miami University and Perley will attend Villanova University.
Since 1941, the DCA has been awarding scholarships based on scholastic standing, financial need and the potential of the applicant. Total awards given have reached $2 million, benefiting nearly 1,300 students. Scholarships are funded by DCA member donations as well as revenue generated from a variety of educational, cultural and social programs and proceeds from the DCA Thrift Shop.