NEW BRITAIN -Two new scholarships at Central Connecticut State University are available for those pursuing a degree in one of the state’s designated secondary education teacher shortage areas.
The Donald Linner Scholarship and the Irene M. Sarges Scholarship will is available for both graduate and undergraduate secondary education students pursing one of the following subject-matter majors: science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM; special education; foreign languages; or technology education.
Linner studied business education at CCSU and graduated in 1961.
He has stayed in touch with the school and he was inspired to give back to CCSU through a scholarship after hearing retired university President Richar L. Judd speak about philanthropy.
The late Irene M. (Hackett) Sarges was a North Carolina native and New Britain resident who attended CCSU from the spring of 1969 through the spring of 1971.
Studying sociology with a minor in social work, she left before completing her degree but remembered her time at the school by leaving a bequest in her will funding a scholarship.
Both scholarship funds will be administered by School of Education and Professional Studies, in collaboration with the School of Graduate Studies and the CCSU Foundation.
To learn more about available scholarships at CCSU, check online at ccsu.edu/scholarships/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.