Scholarships

UConn Faces Growing Competition Amid Budget Cuts (Hartford Courant)

UConn broke into the top 20 public research universities at No. 19, shortly after President Susan Herbst arrived in 2011, and kept that ranking except for a slip to 21 in 2012. Now, as UConn copes with budget cuts that affect the university’s ability to provide scholarships and hire faculty and staff, Herbst is bracing […]

Stamford Donors Find Joy Creating a Legacy of Philanthropy

Donors Peter ’55 (BUS) and Re’ Telep are committed to supporting UConn Stamford students today – and in the future. In 2009, the couple established the Telep Family Scholarship to support UConn Stamford students. Recently, the two decided to ensure the scholarship’s longevity by creating an endowed scholarship through their estate plans. For the Teleps, […]

Recently Established Pichette Scholarship Names First Neag School Student Recipient

By Stefanie Dion Jones From the moment the Neag School of Education announced its intention this past fall to launch a new scholarship fund in honor of longtime colleague Valerie Pichette, intense support from within and beyond the University quickly became clear. Faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, students, and friends of UConn immediately offered an outpouring […]

Hygienist-Turned-Dentist and Student Star in Radio Spots

A dental hygienist who took her patients’ advice to become a dentist and a brilliant UConn sophomore who has already invented a heart monitor battery charger will star in new radio spots on NPR to promote the UConn Foundation’s scholarship drive. In her 60-second spot, Greenwich dentist Dr. Christine Tierney explains that she wants to […]

A Love Story that Started in a UConn Dorm Comes Full Circle

John Krenicki Jr. ’84 and Donna Samson Krenicki ’84 met in the McMahon dorm where they both lived their junior year at UConn. He was studying mechanical engineering and while she majored in graphic design. Like so many Huskies who meet at UConn—more than 20,000 Husky couples at last count—it wasn’t long before they realized […]

Air Force Vet Gives Back and Stays Connected

Major General Joseph S. Ward Jr.’s license plate says “UCONN 99,” a nod to one of UConn’s basketball championships. His basement “man cave” is papered with UConn posters and other Husky memorabilia. And he visits the Storrs campus at least once a year. He says there is no other place in the world that gives […]

Alumnus, Student Star in UConn Scholarship Campaign

Angelo DeFazio, president and CEO of Arrow Pharmacy & Nutrition Centers, and medical student Fludiona Naka, a graduate of Hartford’s Bulkeley High School, will star in a statewide campaign promoting the UConn Foundation’s Transform Lives initiative to raise $150 million for scholarships and fellowships. Since the Transform Lives initiative launched in 2015, the UConn Foundation […]