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On July 17, 1857, a gift from J. Newton Perkins endowed the first award at Norwich Free Academy, beginning the long tradition of annual recognition of the achievements of our students.

Today, the NFA Foundation, Inc. scholarship program has grown to more than 500 endowed and annual awards. Students are recognized for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence, as well as citizenship, character, sportsmanship, and integrity. Because of the generosity of our donors, the NFA Foundation has awarded over $1.4 million to NFA students over the past three years alone.

Only Norwich Free Academy students are eligible for NFA Foundation scholarships. Scholarships are awarded at the annual Art Awards, Athletic Awards, and Class Night ceremonies.

To be considered for NFA Foundation scholarships, students must complete the General Scholarship Application.  For more information, please contact your school counselor.

The application period for 2023 ended March 31.