A rigorous screening process
Students worked diligently to submit their applications by the March 10 deadline. Applications included a completed questionnaire with 12 essay questions outlining their community service, extracurricular activities, awards or accomplishments, career aspirations, treatment received at Connecticut Children’s and hardships the family may have experienced. In addition, students were required to submit an academic transcript and a letter or recommendation. Each application was thoroughly reviewed and scored by members of the Isidore Wise Scholarship Reading Committee. The top 25 applications were then passed to the Isidore Wise Scholarship Selection Committee for their assessment. After completing a rigorous screening process, the Selection Committee chose 10 students to continue to the last phase of the selection process, an interview.
Through Zoom, the remarkable finalists each joined the Committee for a 30-minute individual interview. Once the interviews were complete, the Isidore Wise Selection Committee deliberated and selected five scholarship winners and one honorable mention. Choosing the winners, amongst a pool of highly impressive and accomplished young adults, was no easy feat!
Receiving the $10,000 Isidore Wise Scholarship
Those who earned a $10,000 college scholarship include: Emily R of Enfield who will be attending the University of Rhode Island; Olivia K of Litchfield who will be attending Brown University; Caitlyn M of Mansfield Center attending UCONN in the fall; Kellyann T of West Hartford who is off to Providence College; and Katherine S of Avon who will be pursuing her collegiate studies at Dartmouth. We were also honored to provide Emily S of Glastonbury a $1,000 Honorable Mention Award.