The Connecticut Sun will donate $20,000 over the next two years to Goodwin College, establishing the Connecticut Sun Foundation Scholarship to support adult students returning to school to complete a degree.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Goodwin College on the creation of the Connecticut Sun Foundation Scholarship, which will help students currently enrolled, or those who are returning to school to better their lives,” Sun Vice President and General Manager Chris Sienko said. “Goodwin College has shown it cares about its students and wants to do everything possible to foster their success. We are happy to be a part of that.”
Launched in 2007, the Connecticut Sun Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to leaving a lasting legacy within surrounding communities by improving lives through initiatives that support educational and athletic endeavors. The Connecticut Sun Foundation Scholarship will help make it possible for adult students to achieve the dream of earning a degree.
The $20,000 donation will support eight students with awards of $2,500 each for the next two years. The median age for Goodwin College students is 28. The college specializes in educational opportunities to non-traditional students with flexible programming that makes it convenient for working adults to attend classes.
“The Connecticut Sun Foundation’s contribution helps support a key demographic to which Goodwin College has always made its priority,” Goodwin College President Mark E. Sheinberg said. “With the number of adult students returning to school today, and those who have taken courses and are now prepared to finish what they started, these students are celebrated for their courage and supported in their bold choice through these scholarships.”