The Newtown Scholarship Association

The Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA) was established in 1937 as a non-profit organization to promote and advance the education of secondary school graduates residing in Newtown, CT. It attained 501©3 tax exempt status in September 1963.

Since its founding, the mission of the NSA has been to help close the gap between tuition costs and what a student can afford to pay, ensuring that all students—regardless of financial circumstances—can attain a higher education. To date, the organization has awarded over $4.5 million in scholarships to more than 3,000 students.

The NSA is staffed by an all-volunteer board of governors. Members of the board are responsible for fundraising activities (from an annual golf outing to a major fund drive), financial management and reporting, awards distribution and management, community outreach, publicity, and much more.

Over the years, the NSA has supported students attending Ivy League universities and art institutes, small colleges and trade schools. Scholarship recipients have gone on to careers in countless fields, including education, medicine, the arts, food and hospitality, engineering, and public service. How do we know? Because many scholarship recipients later return the favor—donating both time and money to the organization that helped them on the path to success.

Today, in the face of soaring college costs, the NSA is more committed than ever to ensuring that a higher education is within reach for all students. Their futures depend on it—and so does ours.

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