Assisting Silvermine Students for 60 Years!
The Silvermine Community Association has been awarding scholarships to community residents for 60 years. More than 300 high-school seniors have been helped on their way to higher education through this unique neighborhood program.
In past years, the individual scholarship awards have ranged from $250 to $3,000. Each year, based on the number of applicants and their qualifications, the number of scholarship recipients varies. Generally there are between three and six recipients.
To be eligible for the SCA Scholarship:
The applicant must be a recent graduate from high school/technical/post graduate school, or anticipate graduating in the spring of the scholarship year
The applicant must have been accepted (or anticipate receiving acceptance) by an accredited college or post-secondary school/conservatory (art, music, or technical).
The applicant MUST reside in the Silvermine Area of New Canaan, Norwalk, or Wilton (as defined by the map/street list in the application). (If you receive this newsletter, anyone who lives with you and meets the above criteria is eligible to apply for the SCA Scholarship.)
Applications are available on this web-site and will also be available in the New Canaan, Norwalk and Wilton High School guidance offices. Completed applications with supporting documentation must be submitted by no later than April 18th each year.
The Silvermine Community Association
Scholarship Selection Committee
115 New Canaan Ave, PMB #704
Norwalk, CT 06850
All applicants will be interviewed by the SCA Scholarship Selection Committee. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and community service, as well as extracurricular activities and career goals.
The Silvermine Community Scholarship Awards relies entirely on the support of the Silvermine neighborhood for its funding. Please join with those neighbors who have already committed to support this worthy endeavor. Become a member of the SCA, support our functions, and make a donation to the Scholarship Fund. Remember, many small donations result in many well deserved awards!
Pancakes with the Easter Bunny!
Save the Date!
This year we decided to go with a Southern cooking theme for the Annual Potluck dinner. Dozens of neighbors dusted off those cookbooks, searched for their favorite recipes and joined us for some fabulous Southern cooking! from your neighbors!
If you missed it, there’s always next year! Profits went to benefit the Silvermine Community Association Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to local high school seniors.
Your membership dollars go a long way, enabling our community to:
- Fund college scholarships for deserving Silvermine students. Over six decades, the SCA has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to talented, deserving students.
- Underwrite costs for our popular community events, including the Silvermine Social, Pot Luck Dinner, Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and, of course, Santa’s arrival by antique fire truck at the Silvermine Arts Center.
- Maintain and improve Silvermine’s historic character and natural beauty. (We recently installed the “Welcome to Silvermine” sign at the intersection of Silvermine and Perry avenues.)
- Offer you two Silvermine Community stickers for your car or mailbox
- Enter you into all special membership raffles including our grand-prize raffle for 100 or 150 gallons of FREE heating oil.
One of the oldest traditions in Silvermine (stretching back decades) is the arrival of Santa Claus by antique fire truck on Christmas Eve. And our elves at the Silvermine Community Association were on hand again this year to help as Santa arrived in the parking lot of the Silvermine Art Center and passed out gifts to local children.
A few photos are below. To see them all, follow this link.
OTHER COMMUNITY NEWS
(Non-SCA news and events from our Silvermine neighbors)
Wilton Quaker Meeting hosts a Remembrance Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence on Saturday, December 8th at 2 pm.
Speakers include three presenters who have lost loved ones to gun violence, and also Will Haskell, CT State Senator-elect and Melissa Kane, Board Member, Connecticut Against Gun Violence.
More information on the Wilton Quaker Meeting website here: https://www.fgcquaker.org/cloud/wilton-quaker-meeting/events/vigil-remember-endgunviolence