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Scholarships

The Greater Old Saybrook Chamber is thrilled to offer three scholarships to local, deserving graduating high school seniors. Two of the three scholarships are continued traditions from the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber. All applications must be submitted to the Chamber by Friday, April 12, 2024 in person, by mail, or by email (info@goschamber.com).

C. Wilfred Hunter Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Will Hunter by his family to honor his dedicated career as a teacher, a coach and his love of Old Saybrook. Mr. Hunter was the Executive Director of the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce from 1984 – 1989.

Eligibility Requirements:

At least one of the following criteria must apply:

  1. Old Saybrook Resident or
  2. Immediate Family Member of a current Greater Old Saybrook Chamber Member or
  3. An employee of a current Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce Member

Applicant must be accepted into an accredited college, university, or vocational school

Application should display achievement in school and/or community‐related activities

The completed application must be submitted to the Chamber by Friday 4/12/2024 in person, by mail or by email (info@goschamber.com).

Immediate Family member of Board of Directors and/or Staff are not eligible to apply

2023 Award Winners: Logan Worman, Vicki Carrica, Kate Roberts

Lyme-Old Lyme Business Leadership Scholarship

The GOSC is thrilled to carry on the Lyme Old Lyme Chamber's scholarship tradition. The monetary award presented to the student(s) is intended for use toward college expenses, including the purchase of books or other materials required for college.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be completing his or her SENIOR year at Lyme-Old Lyme High School, or be a resident of Lyme or Old Lyme completing his or her SENIOR year at an accredited high school or in a home school program.
  • The applicant should have demonstrated achievement in economics, business, technology, or a closely related area.
  • The applicant must be entering college in fall 2024 to pursue a career in business-related field.
  • The applicant must demonstrate the use of his/her skills in a community setting that requires an ability to balance and integrate academics with community service and/or paid employment: for example, in an internship, a part-time job, a business or a non-profit organization.
  • The applicant must submit a completed application (see attached).
  • The applicant may be asked to participate in an interview at the discretion of the review committee.
  • The Chamber’s intent is to award a single scholarship of $1,000 for this award, however the Chamber reserves the right to change the amount of the award and to make additional awards if deemed
    appropriate.
LOLCC Past Business Leadership Award Winners: Mason Swaney and Amanda Marsh. Past LOLCC Scholarship for Promise & Achievement in the Arts Winner: Brandon Lee

Lyme-Old Lyme Promise & Achievement in the Arts Scholarship

The GOSC is thrilled to carry on the Lyme Old Lyme Chamber's scholarship tradition. The monetary award presented to the student(s) is intended for use toward college expenses, including the purchase of books or other materials required for college.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be completing his or her SENIOR year at Lyme-Old Lyme High School, or be a resident of Lyme or Old Lyme completing his or her SENIOR year at an accredited high school or in a home school program.
  • The applicant must have demonstrated achievement in the arts.
  • The applicant must be entering college in fall 2024 to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree at an accredited college or university in an arts program.
  • The applicant must demonstrate the use of his/her skills in a community setting that requires an ability to balance and integrate art and academics with community service and/or paid employment: for example, in an internship, a part-time job, a business or a non-profit organization.
  • The applicant must submit a completed application (see attached).
  • The applicant may be asked to participate in an interview at the discretion of the review committee, at which they should present a portfolio of their original work.
  • The Chamber’s intent is to award a single scholarship of $1,000. The Chamber, however, reserves the right to change the amount of the award and/or to make additional awards if deemed appropriate.