List of Foundation Scholarships
Applications for scholarships are now closed and will reopen February, 2021.
To be considered for many of the NFA Foundation scholarships, students must complete the General Scholarship Application and the Senior Survey on Naviance. Click on a category tab below to read more about the various scholarships available to NFA students. For more information, please contact your school counselor.
Click here to fill out the brief General Scholarship Application Form. The following scholarships require separate applications that will become available to seniors in 2021:
Sam and Randy Deglin Art & Noise Scholarship - established by the friends and classmates of Samantha and Randy Deglin, the Sam and Randy Deglin Art & Noise Scholarship honors their memory and celebrates their artistic spirit by encouraging creativity of all kinds by Norwich Free Academy students.
Eva Virginia Smith Scholarship - Established through the bequest in of Eva Virginia Smith, a friend of Norwich Free Academy, this scholarship provides aid to worthy students to assist them in pursuing their education after graduation.
Sidney E. Frank Memorial Scholarship - The Frank Memorial Scholarship is awarded every four years to a graduating senior of high academic ability who will attend one of the top colleges or universities in the country. The Scholarship will cover billable college expenses for four consecutive years, provided the student meets the annual eligibility requirements.
Sis O'Neil Scholarship - The Sis O’Neil Scholarship is awarded to an accomplished female athlete with financial need. The recipient promotes sportsmanship and is committed to academic excellence. The 2020 recipient will receive a four-year scholarship, paid in equal amounts per semester, totaling $20,000.
Quinlan Family Award - The Quinlan Family Award was established to honor a graduating Norwich Free Academy senior who who has demonstrated distinction in English and provide assistance to that worthy student in pursuing higher education upon graduation.
Harold Aberg Scholarship Award – established in memory of Harold Aberg by his friends; awarded annually to a graduating member of the golf team who plans to continue his or her education and whose scholarship, citizenship, and performance on the golf team have been outstanding.
Carl Snitkin Memorial Award – established in memory of Carl Snitkin, a beloved coach and teacher who inspired many student athletes to reach their full potential. The award is given to a college-bound senior member of the NFA Wrestling Team who has demonstrated a strong work ethic in athletics and in the classroom.
Clyde Allard Memorial Award – presented annually to a senior who is in good academic standing, has demonstrated integrity in athletics, and who plans to pursue a college education.
Robert E. Alves Memorial Award – presented to the most outstanding freshmen who have participated in two or more sports and who are varsity athletes.
Alfred M. Berry, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund Award – given to senior scholar-athletes who plan to continue an education beyond high school, meet the qualifications of scholarship and character, and have participated in athletics at the varsity level for at least two years at Norwich Free Academy.
Carignan Family Award – established by the Carignan family; given to a graduating senior who plans to pursue higher education, has played NFA baseball, and demonstrated good sportsmanship and dedication to the team.
Robert A. Collomore Memorial Award – given to a senior boy and a senior girl who have demonstrated good character, loyalty, dedication, and effort in their role as student-athletes.
Karen Janik Demanche ’84 Memorial Award – established in memory of Karen Janik Demanche, NFA Class of 1984, by her family and friends to honor a varsity softball player who has achieved academic success, demonstrates good sportsmanship, and has been dedicated to success on the playing field.
Howard B. Dickenman Memorial Awards – given to students who displayed high ideals of integrity, leadership, and sportsmanship.
Thomas W. Dutton, James J. Dutton III, and Paul G. Dutton Memorial Award – established by the Dutton Family, in memory of Thomas W. Dutton (Class of 1974), James J. Dutton, III (Class of 1973) and Paul G. Dutton, (Class of 1978); awarded to a senior who most closely demonstrates the high standards of scholarship, moral character and athletic ability of Thomas, James and Paul during their years at Norwich Free Academy.
Fletcher-Willey Cup – given in memory of Robert O. Fletcher and Charles W. Willey, members of the Class of 1912, who gave their lives while serving our country in World War I; awarded to that senior boy who has proved most proficient in athletics during his four years at Norwich Free Academy.
Marty Gilman Scholar-Athlete Memorial Fund Award –in memory of Marty Gilman, a notable NFA graduate whose special genius created and advanced the art of football practice equipment; presented to the senior scholar-athlete who most significantly combines outstanding skills in the game of football, distinctive academic achievement, and Marty Gilman’s qualities of integrity and generosity of spirit.
Dr. Maurice “Mace” Goldblatt Scholarship Award – established by the family of "Mace" Goldblatt, a former NFA baseball catcher; awarded annually to a senior baseball player who will be attending college in the fall and whose academic record and character are of the highest ranking on the varsity squad.
Charles P. Hamblen Athletic Award – given to an outstanding senior female athlete who has displayed sportsmanship and proficiency in varsity competition at Norwich Free Academy.
Dr. Thomas Labenski Memorial Award – presented to the varsity athlete who best exemplifies character, courage, dedication and integrity in athletics and academics.
Lacrosse Team Award – given to a graduating senior of the Boys Lacrosse Team who has exhibited an excellent work ethic while displaying high ideals of integrity and sportsmanship.
Lisa Marie LaRochelle, Class of 1985, Memorial Award – presented to a graduating female who throughout her career at NFA has dedicated herself to the pursuit of excellence in the field sports of shot put, discus, and javelin.
David J. Laudone Memorial Award – established by Mrs. Frank Laudone, mother, and Bruce Laudone, brother, in memory of David J. Laudone, Class of 1972; awarded to a graduating track or cross-country participant whose record shows regularity in attendance, enthusiasm, and overall improvement.
Rene J. Ledoux Memorial Award – established by friends and family to honor his memory and contributions to NFA and his students as a beloved coach and teacher; given to a graduating senior whose athletic achievement, leadership, integrity, and sportsmanship are an inspiration to fellow athletes.
Dr. Joseph Levanto Versatility Award – in recognition of versatility at the varsity level of interscholastic competition; presented to winners of three varsity letters in one school year.
Janet M. Lindell Memorial Award – presented to a member of the girls or boys golf team who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and meets the qualifications for scholarship and character.
John “Jack” Macadie Award – given to the varsity basketball player with the highest grade point average.
McPhail Family Athletic Versatility Award – given by the McPhail family to a senior who is has a high academic rank and has exhibited athletic versatility at the varsity level by earning a letter in a minimum of three separate and distinct interscholastic sports.
Ralph W. Mills Memorial Award – presented to a senior member of the track or cross-country team who has demonstrated high ideals of character, sportsmanship, and enthusiasm.
Joseph B. Murphy, Sr. Award – awarded to students exemplifying sportsmanship while participating in athletics at the Academy.
Kimberly Nunes Memorial Award – established by the family and friends of Kimberly Nunes, Class of 1989; awarded to a member of the track team who best exemplifies the love and dedicated efforts as exhibited by Kim during her participation in the Indoor Track program.
Katelyn Ritacco ‘Sunshine’ Scholarship – given in memory of Katelyn Ritacco to a graduating senior volleyball or basketball player who has demonstrated the character and tenacity Kate showed during her life, as well as Kate’s unwavering commitment to team camaraderie and spirit and a truly genuine love of the game.
Paul “Zing” Robbins Memorial Award – in memory of Paul "Zing" Robbins, a graduate of the Class of 1976; presented to a college-bound varsity basketball player who has exemplified the fine qualities of character, personality, and athletic ability that were "Zing's" during his high school career.
Robert T. Roche Award – given to the Norwich Free Academy senior boy or girl who has displayed an outstanding desire to achieve his or her maximum in academic and athletic endeavors during his or her career at the Academy.
Sarah Jane Shearer Award – presented to the senior girl who has been a member of the Girls Track or Tennis team for at least three years, performing to the best of her ability and through her example of good sportsmanship, leadership, dedication, and self-motiviation has been a positive role model and an inspiration to younger athletes.
Shearer-Curtis Cup – in honor of Sarah Jane Shearer and Arden Curtis, two coaches who were leaders in the development and the nurturing of the girls athletic program at Norwich Free Academy; presented to the most outstanding senior girl athlete based on level of athletic achievement, leadership, commitment, and integrity.
Calvin Silverman Memorial Sports and Scholastic Award – presented to graduating seniors in any sport who have obtained the highest scholastic average during their enrollment at Norwich Free Academy.
Softball Team Award – presented to a graduating senior softball player who has exhibited an excellent work ethic while displaying high ideals of integrity and sportsmanship.
Attorney Timothy C. Spayne ’83 Memorial Award – given by his family to a senior member of the football team who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the football program and who is in good academic standing.
Varsity “N” Club Cup – presented on behalf of the Varsity “N” Club to senior students for outstanding achievement in athletics.
Varsity “N” Club Sportsmanship Award – given to athletes who demonstrate qualities of sportsmanship and integrity.
Charles Vincent Memorial Award – established by the Class of 1954; given to a senior for excellence in achievement, scholarship, athletics, leadership, and citizenship.
James A. Williams Memorial Award – established by family and friends of "Coach Jim" Williams; presented to a graduating senior football player who best exemplifies dedication and hard work on the field and in the classroom that Coach Williams would have admired.
Frank Cipriani, Jr. Award – presented to the non-starter who has made a significant contribution to his or her team.
Captain Daniel Winchester, Jr. Memorial Award – established in memory of Captain Daniel “Rifle” Winchester, Jr., a graduate of the Class of 1984; presented to a graduating senior varsity football player who has exemplified the fine qualities of leadership, character, and personality that were “Rifle’s” during his high school, college, and military careers.
Luis DePina Memorial Scholarship – in memory of the former Norwich Recreation Director and NFA graduate, Class of 1975; awarded to college-bound athletes who have demonstrated a strong commitment to their team and community.
Wendy Lynn Baribeault Memorial Fund Art Award – established by the family and friends of Wendy Lynn Baribeault, Class of 1985; awarded annually to an art student excelling in drawing and painting.
Blanche W. Browning Award – given annually to a student who excels in textile design.
Steven Daryl Canova Art Award – given to an industrious Fine Arts student.
Jean Marinello Comrack ’49 Memorial Scholarship – awarded to a graduating visual arts student who plans further study in the visual arts.
Dennis H. Driscoll Graphic Design/Computer Art Award –in honor of former Norwich Art School instructor Dennis H. Driscoll who was instrumental in establishing computer technology in the art program at Norwich Free Academy; presented to a student who shows genuine passion and interest in using computer technology as a tool to create art.
Charlotte Fuller Eastman Award – given to aid worthy and promising students to further their study of art.
John R. Fix Award for Metalsmithing – given to that student who best reflects the skills of John R. Fix, distinguished metalsmith, sculptor, and former teacher at Norwich Free Academy.
Katherine Forest Crafts Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in and Pursuit of a Craft – given to graduating art students in honor of their excellence in and pursuit of a craft.
Katherine Forest Pottery Award – given for excellence in craftsmanship and creativity in pottery.
Harold S. and Anita Friedland Memorial Award – established by friends and family of Harold and Anita Friedland; recognizes a Norwich Free Academy student currently enrolled in the Fine Arts program who excels and shows promise as an artist.
Art Award in Memory of Karl E. Gatti – awarded to the student who has shown the most improvement over two years or more in the NFA Art program and who is planning to further his/her education with a major in art or art education at a college, university, or technical institution.
Joseph P. Gualtieri Scholarship – in honor of Joseph P. Gualtieri, given to a senior Fine Arts student who best exemplifies the high ideals and principles for which Mr. Gualtieri was admired during his teaching career.
Stanley John Janik Art Award – in memory of Stanley "Jack" Janik, a former NFA Fine Arts student, Class of 1966, by his family and friends; awarded to a graduating senior for overall excellence in the Fine Arts program.
Dr. Richard N. Jensen & Paul E. Jensen Art Scholarship Award – in memory of Dr. Richard N. Jensen, Class of 1947, former NFA English teacher and his brother, Paul E. Jensen, Class of 1950.
Helen W. Knup Art Scholarship – given to assist a talented art student with expenses for further study.
Hans Langhammer, M.D. Award – established by the family of Hans Langhammer, M.D.; awarded to a senior who exhibited outstanding creative potential in art classes while at NFA and who plans to continue study at an institution of advanced learning.
Leary Award – in honor of Melody Leary, a dedicated Norwich Art School Director and art teacher; presented to an outstanding art student who best exemplifies desire, commitment, and perseverance in his or her quest for personal creative expression.
Dawne Leseman Leighton Memorial Art Fund Award – given to students to meet material and supply expenses while enrolled in the jewelry/metalsmithing program at NFA.
Meiklem Family Art Award – in recognition of a versatile multi-media student who has demonstrated creativity in vision through visual art.
Eleanor Sargent Montgomery Scholarship – given to a student who plans to continue to pursue a career in art at an institution of higher learning.
Norwich Art School Award – presented to NFA students for outstanding achievement in art.
Norwich Art School Faculty Award – given in recognition of overall excellence in art.
People’s United Bank Art Award – given to recognize Norwich Free Academy students for their outstanding accomplishments within the Fine Arts program.
Alice, Joseph, and Andrew Poprosky Memorial Prizes – established in memory of Alice, Joseph, and Andrew Poprosky by their family in 1971; awarded to two students who have shown outstanding effort and ability in photography.
Andrew W. Poprosky Prize – awarded for excellence in photography.
Aaron Rosenstreich Memorial Art Award –in memory of Aaron Rosenstreich, Class of 1960; given to students who best exemplify Aaron's creative abilities and technical skills.
Ann Miller Rothstein Memorial Art Award – given to a new or returning NFA Art Student to assist with material fees.
Estelle Rothstein Memorial Scholarship – awarded to students to pursue their college education.
Eamon Smith-Carolan Award – in memory of Eamon Smith-Carolan, Class of 2004; given to a student involved in art who best exemplifies Eamon’s musical and visual creativity and his ability to encourage others to express themselves.
Aida Watrous Spicer Prize for Jewelry and Metalsmithing – given to creative art students who excel in Three Dimensional Jewelry and Metalsmithing.
Leslie J. Spivak Memorial Award – awarded to a student for creative pursuits in one of the following fields: Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Photography, or the Performing Arts.
Frido Urbinati Memorial Art Award – given for the best painting in the exhibit as chosen by the Director of Slater Museum.
Scott Atencio ’93 Memorial Scholarship – given by his family to a deserving senior who demonstrates excellent drawing skills and who plans to continue his/her studies by attending college.
Paul Vitanyi Most Improved Art Student Award – presented to a student, selected by the faculty of the Norwich Art School, who has shown the most improvement.
Woman’s City Club of Norwich Art Award – given to a senior for achievement in art.
Thomas J. Wozniak Memorial Drawing Award – given to a senior Fine Arts student who best exemplifies Tom's excellent drawing skills.
William R. Birge Prizes – awarded in the upper class for excellence in Algebra, English/Social Studies and Latin I.
Roberts H. Bishop Prizes – awarded to two seniors for excellence in drafting.
Lucy A. W. Blackman Prizes – awarded to two high-ranking seniors for scholarship in advanced level courses.
Marion E. Blackman Prizes – awarded annually to two high-achieving seniors in the English Survey course.
Faith Bonfoey Prize – awarded annually to the college preparatory student who has shown the deepest appreciation of French Literature.
Anne Strong Brown Prize – presented annually to a high-ranking senior in mathematics.
Frank T. Brown Prize – established by the bequest of Mrs. Isabelle Geer Brown in honor of her husband, Frank T. Brown, a former teacher of the school; awarded to the student who has made the best use of opportunities in the past year.
Cadden Reading Prize – established by family members who owned the Plaut-Cadden Furniture Company and awarded annually for excellence in speaking.
Frederic H. Cranston Prizes in Music – established in memory of Frederic H. Cranston's 56 years of dedicated service to the Academy; awarded to members of Band, Orchestra, Choir, and Glee Club.
Joseph B. Downes Government Prize – awarded each year through examination in the areas of national government and American citizenship.
Mary E. Evarts Memorial Prize – awarded annually to a senior for excellence in English.
Prize In Memory of the Misses Charlotte & Eunice Gulliver – established by an anonymous donor in honor of two teachers "whose inspiration I can never forget”; awarded to the senior college preparatory student who has demonstrated highest achievement in senior English and Latin.
Jeremiah Halsey Prize – awarded for excellence in U.S. History.
George Jacobs Prize in Western Civilization –in honor of George Jacobs, an NFA faculty member of the History Department for over 30 years; given to the best student in Western Civilization.
Maurice F. Kelly Prize in Mathematics – in memory of Maurice F. Kelly, Class of 1891; awarded to the student obtaining the highest average in the four-year sequence in mathematics.
Manwaring Prize – awarded to a student in recognition of excellence in an essay pertaining to the progress and development or to the history of the community of Norwich.
Norwich Society of New York Current Events Prizes – two prizes established by The Norwich Society of New York.
Bertha A. Curland Rosenberg Prize – given annually to a member of the graduating class in recognition of distinguished service to the cause of intercultural understanding.
Robert W. Sayles Prize – awarded annually for excellence in physics.
Mabel H. Talcott United States History Prize – established by the Class of 1956; awarded for excellence in the understanding and interpretation of United States History.
United Italian Society of Norwich Award – awarded to a student submitting the best essay describing a person of Italian heritage who has made a significant contribution to humankind.
James F. Wilber Prize – established by bequest of James F. Wilber; awarded for excellence in geometry.
Lillian S. Young Spelling Award – established in accordance with the bequest of Winfred Charles Young, Class of 1909, in memory of his mother, Lillian S. Young; awarded to the "most proficient speller" in each of the four classes at Norwich Free Academy as decided by competitive examination.
Williams Prizes – awarded annually for excellence in Advanced Accounting, Letter-Writing, and Speaking.
Rosaria Cipriani Award – in memory of Rosaria Cipriani, awarded to a deserving senior upon his or her graduation.
Class of 1893 Prize – a gift from Henry D. Johnson, Class of 1893; awarded annually to that member of the graduating class who plans to pursue a course of study in some higher institution of learning and who, in the opinion of the Head of School, would receive the greatest benefit from the award.
Class of 1952 Award – given to a student, nominated by Student Services and Guidance Departments, accepted to the college of his or her choice.
Class of 1966 Memorial Award – established by the Class of 1966 in memory of deceased classmates; awarded to a graduating senior who has shown excellence in effort.
Class of 1972 Memorial Fund Award – given to a senior who
best exemplifies an ideal all-around student.
Class of 1996 Reunion Award – awarded to a student who may not otherwise receive recognition for a strong work ethic and commitment to effort.
Daniel J. O’Neil Memorial Fund – awarded annually in memory of Daniel J. O’Neil who devoted his life to teaching youth the value of the humanities.
Gregory A. Conrad, Class of 1996, Memorial Scholarship – established by the family and friends of Gregory Conrad, Class of 1996; awarded annually to a senior industrial technology student who intends to enroll in an institution of higher learning and who demonstrates Gregory’s enthusiasm, energy, and spirit.
Eunice Ingalls Cook ’33 Award – given to a graduating senior, accepted to a four-year degree-granting college or university, who demonstrated outstanding effort in his/her studies.
Dr. Diane Coulopoulos and Attorney Connie Coulopoulos Scholarship – established by Dr. Diane Coulopoulos, Class of 1956; presented to a graduating senior who is highly motivated and who has exhibited a strong work ethic.
Mary E. Williams Fund – awarded for general excellence.
Woman’s City Club of Norwich Award – presented to a student admitted to a liberal arts or a four-year state college.
Robert H. Young Memorial Fund – given in recognition of a senior who has shown a combination of enthusiasm and motivation in scholastics, athletics, and extra-curricular activities with love and respect toward classmates and faculty.
George E. and Kathryn H. Fontaine Scholarship – in memory of George E. Fontaine, a former teacher of commercial studies at the Academy, and his wife Kathryn; awarded on a semester basis to deserving students who attain passing or satisfactory grades while enrolled in a school of higher learning.
Dorothy A. Galligan Scholarship – awarded to a deserving student in memory of Dorothy A. Galligan '62.
Charles P. Hamblen Award – established by the Class of 1934; given to a deserving senior scholar to help to continue his or her education at an institution of higher learning.
Frank A. Kapinos and Frank I. Banas Military Scholarship Award – established in honor of Petty Officer First Class Frank A. Kapinos (U.S. Navy Retired) and Frank I. Banas, veterans of WWII, by Col. David P. Kapinos ’72 (U.S. Army Retired) and Rachel A. Banas Kapinos ’73; given to a graduating senior from a military family, planning to further his or her education at the college level.
Morris E. and Freda Hillson Katz Scholarship – established by the bequest of Dr. Morris E. Katz to provide scholarships to deserving students.
Lanman Award – presented after completion of one month's residence at the college chosen, the award is based on character, scholarship and physique.
Mahoney Family Scholarship Fund Award – in recognition of the pursuit of educational excellence by Dr. Joseph Mahoney, Helen Trousdale Mahoney, Dr. Patrick Mahoney, Dr. Robert Mahoney, Jane Mahoney, Sadie Mahoney, Anna Mahoney and Mary Mahoney Barry, the children of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Mahoney have established two scholarships in their honor. The income from this fund will be awarded to assist students with high academic standards to attend the college of their choice. One of the recipients should be an individual who has overcome a physical, personal, or academic challenge to reach his or her goal of attending college.
Norwich College Club Scholarship – presented to a female senior based on scholarship who is attending or who wishes to attend a college of her choice.
Charles Nowosadko Award – given to a graduating senior who worked part time in a retail establishment and who exemplifies a responsible and admirable work ethic, while maintaining good academic standing.
Wanda S. Nowosadko Memorial Fund Award – given annually to a senior student who shows strong potential and interest in the field of music.
Charles F. and Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation Award – presented to students who have demonstrated ability and achievement in academic work and who have been accepted at a school of higher education.
James Manley Osten Memorial Award – established by the family and friends of "Jim" Osten, Class of 1944; presented to a graduating senior who plans to continue his or her education in any post-secondary school. This award recognizes a hard-working student.
Singe S. Post Scholarship – established anonymously in honor of Signe S. Post, Guidance Director from 1948 to 1973; presented each year to a son or daughter of a Norwich Free Academy employee whose record predicts future success in higher education.
Neil Ryan Scholarship – established by his family and friends in memory of Neil Ryan; awarded to a graduating senior who showed perseverance in the face of adversity to earn his or her diploma.
Frieda Kofkoff Schneider Memorial Award – presented annually to a student with an outstanding record who displays a willingness to work tirelessly toward high goals.
Mary Beatrice Sharp Scholarship Fund – by the bequest of "B" Sharp, a former dedicated teacher of Latin at the Academy, 14 scholarship awards were established for seniors demonstrating scholastic ability.
George E. Shattuck Award – established by the Class of 1944 and further funded by the Alumni Association; presented to a deserving student pursuing higher education.
Edward and Stephanie Sinko Prize – awarded to a student for achievement, purpose, or proficiency who will pursue post-secondary education.
Somerset Lodge 34 – AF & AM – given to a deserving senior who will pursue post-secondary education.
Sabino and Mary Terese Tamborra Scholarship Fund – established by the family and friends of Sabino and Mary Tamborra; presented to a student who has demonstrated good overall scholarship, is either a first or second generation immigrant, and demonstrates financial need.
Thermos Employees Activity Association of Norwich – given each year to a female and a male who will attend a two or four year post-secondary college or university.
Henry A. Tirrell Award – established by members of the Alumni Association in 1941.
Margaret L. Triplett Award – given to a senior who best reflects service, creativity, and scholarship.
Nancy E. and Mary C. Lucas Fund -- to aid worthy graduates to obtain a college education.
Frances R. Michon II Memorial Fund Award – in memory of Francis R. Michon II, a third year student at the Academy, and a member of the Class of 1983, who exemplified a responsible and admirable work ethic as a student employee; awarded to a graduating senior who most fully exemplifies the qualities that were admired in Francis Michon.
Harold Weiner Family Philanthropic Fund Award – given to a student who has shown an interest in Modern History, demonstrates an understanding of the importance of human rights, promotes tolerance, and has an interest in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Frank P. Welch Award – in memory of Frank Welch; given to the senior male who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, service to his school, and participation in athletics and extracurricular activities.
Widrow Family Scholarship – established in honor of the Widrow family by Dr. David Widrow ’50; awarded to a worthy student.
Paul J. Agranovitch ’40 Memorial Prize – given to a student who most fully understands, cherishes, and practices the ideals of our country for which Paul J. Agranovitch gave his life in World War II.
Robert M. Anderson Memorial Good Citizenship Award – sponsored by the Norwich Republican Town Committee; given to recognize high ideals of citizenship on campus and in the community.
Lee Ann Apthorp Memorial Scholarship – established by the family and friends of Lee Ann Apthorp; presented to a senior who has shown the most interest and enthusiasm in his or her work as a library aide during his or her high school career.
Paula Longo Banks Scholarship – in memory of Paula Longo Banks; given to a college bound senior in need of financial aid who demonstrates the qualities of high academic standards, leadership, social values, and school spirit that so reflected Paula while she was a student at NFA.
Sandra Lynn Rivka Barry Memorial Award – in memory of Sandra Lynn Rivka Barry – who was born with a rare hereditary disorder which she spent her entire life dealing with and educating people about; who was intelligent, quick-witted, well-spoken and a voice for those unable to speak for themselves; who was forever a champion of people with disabilities, physical or emotional, and a defender of those unable to defend themselves – given to a student who has overcome hardship to reach his or her goal of attending college with plans for a career helping others.
Kermit John F. Belcher Award – awarded to a graduating member of the Student Advisory Board who has demonstrated leadership, loyalty, and service to the student body.
Isadore Berkman Endowment Fund Award – established in memory of Isadore Berkman by his family; awarded to a male and female senior student, each of whom has demonstrated genuine concern for the well-being of others and the potential for community leadership.
Tyler Breault Memorial Award – given by family and friends of Tyler Breault ’10 to honor his passion for the environment and love of travel and exploration.
Howard & Elsie Brown Scholarship – honors Mr. and Mrs. Brown who were longtime Norwich residents with a history of service to Norwich Free Academy. This endowed scholarship continues their legacy.
James F. Ennis IV Memorial Award –in memory of James F. Ennis IV, Class of 2001, by his family and friends; given to a graduating senior who has shown a strong work ethic, determination, courage, and compassion while a student at Norwich Free Academy.
Richard and Lucille Fontaine Memorial Scholarship Fund – established by the family and friends of Richard and Lucille Fontaine; awarded to a graduating student from Taftville who has demonstrated a commitment to community service, an involvement in interscholastic sports, and who plans to pursue a college education.
George Gilman Award – awarded annually to seniors of good character and citizenship whose achievement or school or community contribution is worthy of special recognition.
Glenney Family Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Christopher and Marcia Glenney – in honor of Dr. Christopher and Marcia Glenney who strongly supported Norwich Free Academy throughout the many years that their children and grandchildren were scholastic athletes; awarded to a senior with good moral character who has high scholastic achievements and demonstrated talent in athletics at NFA.
Peter and Josephine Gwiazdowski Memorial Award – established by their sons, Leo, Peter and Joseph Gwiazdowski; given to a senior who is deserving of an award for exceptional service to the Academy or any other accomplishment the committee may deem appropriate.
Lesley Mitchell Jones ’66 Multi-Cultural Award – presented to a senior who is active in NFA's multi-cultural program, is pursuing some form of higher education, and has shown promise in his/her academic pursuits.
Walter C. Kane Memorial Award – established by the Yantic Fire Engine Company #1 in memory of Chief Walter C. Kane and all other deceased members of the Yantic Fire Engine Company; given to a graduating senior who exemplifies Chief Kane's vigor and enthusiasm in community affairs.
Edward C. and Mary F. (Brennan) Lavallee Award – presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding citizenship and/or public service.
Dr. Jeremiah J. Lowney Community Service Award – in honor of Dr. Jeremiah and Virginia Lowney; given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to community service. Dr. and Mrs. Lowney have nearly a 50-year history of service to the Norwich community. Both are from humble beginnings and give back to the community that has sustained them. This award is given in that spirit.
Lyceum Award – presented to a senior who demonstrated academic excellence and who exhibited the qualities of good citizenship during his/her Academy career and who plans to continue his/her formal education after graduation.
James M. Malone, Jr. Memorial Award – in memory of James M. Malone, Jr., Class of 1971; awarded to a senior who has a strong interest in sports even though the student may not have been an active participant in sports. The recipient, already accepted by an institution of higher learning, should also have had involvement in school and community activities.
Anita S. Meyer Council of Jewish Women Prize – awarded to a senior, nominated by the faculty, for recognition of his or her service to others in school and community.
Anne Macaione Mitchell ’44 Community Service Award – established by her daughter in recognition of her many years of outstanding community service; awarded annually to a senior who has demonstrated a commitment to volunteerism at Norwich Free Academy and in the Norwich community.
Katie and Walter Navick Prize Fund – established by the children of Katie and Walter Navick in their honor on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary; awarded to a college-bound senior who has demonstrated outstanding character and citizenship.
Norwich Firemen’s Memorial Award – in memory of Captain William J. Sheridan, Fireman Leonard M. Counihan, Fireman Carl Burke and Fireman Edward Romano, four Norwich firemen who gave their lives in the performance of duty April 3, 1962; given in recognition of service to the community by a Norwich Free Academy student.
Norwich Lions Club Award – presented to a senior who, through effort and desire, creates and fosters a spirit of understanding among people while taking an active interest in the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of the community.
William F. O’Neil, Jr. ’40 and Flora Lee O’Neil Award for Community Service – given annually to a student who has demonstrated care and concern for others and who has actively sought opportunities to reach out to them.
Jamie P. Pappas and Thomas J. Dorsey Memorial Scholarship Fund Award – in memory of Jamie P. Pappas and Thomas J. Dorsey, graduates of the Class of 1975; given to a senior who plans to continue his or her education beyond high school and who meets the qualifications of scholarship and character.
Gail Piotrkowski Humanitarian Scholarship – awarded to an NFA student who embodies characteristics which Gail exemplified. This student exhibits unselfish regard and devotion for the welfare of others and personifies genuine qualities of integrity and selflessness.
George Ripley Student Humanitarian Award – named for the NFA Alumni Association’s first president, George Ripley, Class of 1858; given to a senior in recognition of leadership, service, character, and personal accomplishments, and who embodies the qualities of commitment, selflessness, and integrity in service to others.
Sears Citizenship Prize – established in honor of Rose and Jacob Sears by their sons; presented to a male or female graduate who best exemplifies high ideals of citizenship on campus and in the community.
Dr. Lewis Sears Memorial Award – established by the friends of Dr. Lewis Sears, NFA school physician for over 50 years, a former Trustee and loyal friend of the Academy; awarded annually to the senior who not only exemplified the ideals for which Dr. Sears stood, but who also contributed most to the well-being of the school during his or her four-year tenure.
Lewis Arnold Seybolt Award – given to a senior who has displayed outstanding leadership and service to the school.
Faith Curtis Sharples Memorial Award – in memory of Faith Curtis Sharples, former NFA Latin teacher; given to the outstanding student in Latin 1 who has been involved in activities that have shown service to the school.
Janine Theve Memorial Award – given in memory of Janine Theve by family and friends to honor a graduating senior who has demonstrated a deep interest in helping others while at NFA and who plans to pursue a career dedicated to the service of helping others.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Norwich Award – established to recognize a member of NFA’s senior class who embraces diversity and promotes acceptance of all differences and tolerance.
Marjorie B. Vescovi ’53 and Robert J. Vescovi Memorial Scholarship – presented annually to two recipients from Preston. The first award is given to a graduating senior who has a strong academic record and has been accepted into a university program of study to become a registered nurse. The second award is given to a graduating senior who has been accepted into an institution of higher learning, has been active in community service, and is pursuing a career related to earth sciences.
Charles C. Whitty Scholarship Award –in honor of Charles C. Whitty, Class of 1961, who served as Norwich's City Manager from 1973 to 1986; given to a student who has plans to enroll in an institution of higher learning and who has demonstrated both academic excellence and a commitment to community service.
Humphrey J. Amedeo, Jr. Aviation Scholarship – established in memory of Humphrey ’54, a pilot, by his wife, Carol Leyko Amedeo; given to a graduating senior continuing his/her education in engineering or aviation-related fields of study such as pilot training, flight crew, aircraft maintenance, aeronautical or astronautical engineering, and airline or airport operations.
Humphrey J. Amedeo, Jr. Memorial Business Administration Scholarship – established to honor the memory of Humphrey, a very successful beverage business owner; given by Carol Leyko Amedeo ’54, Humphrey J. Amedeo, III ’76, and Holly Amedeo Quaratella ’78 to a graduating senior excelling in business courses intending to pursue a college degree in Business Administration.
Henry A. Archambault, M.D. Award – established by the friends and patients of Henry A. Archambault upon his retirement; given to a senior who intends to pursue a course of study in the health field.
Officer Michael J. Barbuto Memorial Award – established by the DMHAS Police and the friends and family of Michael J. Barbuto; awarded to a graduating senior who plans to pursue higher education and a career in the field of law enforcement.
Kenneth Barki, Class of 2009, Memorial Scholarship – established by family and friends in memory of Kenneth Barki ’09; awarded to a member of the marching band who will attend a four-year college or university to become a teacher or pursue music.
Barney Berkman Memorial Award – established in memory of Barney Berkman, who graduated from Norwich Free Academy in the Class of 1920; awarded annually to a senior planning to continue his/her education at the college level in the field of business administration and whose high school record predicts success in that field.
Ruth Golub Berkman Scholarship – established by her children in memory of Ruth Golub Berkman, Class of 1925, to honor her devotion to teaching and enriching the lives of students in local elementary schools; awarded annually to a graduating senior who exemplifies her values of integrity, scholarship, leadership and service, and who plans to pursue a career in education.
Alexander J. Bogdanski Memorial Award – established in memory of Alexander John Bogdanski (1919-1989), a self-made man, who attended NFA for only one year and regretted that he never had the opportunity to finish. He firmly believed in education. His enthusiastic drive and determination to be a success through hard work with his carpentry skills enabled him to become a real estate developer. It is his family's wish to continue his strong belief that NFA is the place to begin to shape one's future. This memorial award is given to a deserving student who has excelled academically, has exhibited skills in the woodworking program, and who has expressed an interest in pursuing a carpentry career as a builder of the future.
Michael J. Bohara Scholarship Award – given to deserving senior from Norwich who plans to pursue a career in education.
Dr. John P. Tauro Scholarship – established in honor of Dr. John P. Tauro ’50; awarded to a senior who is the first generation in his or her family to attend college and has an interest in pursuing a career in a health field or education.
Brickview Inn Scholarship – given to a graduating senior who plans to pursue a college career in Culinary Arts, Hospitality, or Restaurant/Hotel Management.
Allyn L. Brown, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – established by family and friends in memory of Allyn L. Brown, Jr.; awarded to a senior interested in pursuing a career in law.
Chuck Burdick ’58 Science Scholarship – given to a student who has excelled in the sciences and will pursue a career in chemical engineering, chemistry, or biology.
Pearl Coté Cotnoir Music Scholarship – in loving memory of Pearl Coté Cotnoir ’44, whose life was made full by her professional contributions to jazz and dance bands and other musical groups in Southeastern New England from the 1940s until 2015; given to a graduating student who has an appreciation, passion, and ongoing interest in pursuing a future in music.
Marty Archibald DeLucia Award – in memory of Marty Archibald DeLucia, an alumna of the Academy in the Class of 1958 and established by her family; awarded annually to the senior who shows strong potential in the field of nursing.
Catherine M. Dutton Award – established by the family of Catherine M. Dutton; awarded annually to a deserving female who plans to continue her studies in education.
Peggy Ellal Memorial Award – awarded annually to a deserving student who plans to pursue an education in the business field.
Charles F. Hamblen Award – in memory of Charles F. Hamblen, a devoted NFA faculty member of the English Department for over 30 years; given to a deserving student who excels in English literature or creative writing, and/or who plans to embark on a career in teaching.
Edith R. Hohn Future Nurses Award – awarded to that senior whose cooperation and interest in the nursing field is indicative of success in nursing.
Sheila Kelly Memorial Award – established by the family and friends of Sheila Kelly, Class of 1988; awarded to a graduating senior whose ambitions and interest in journalism or TV and radio journalism might parallel those Sheila had hoped to pursue.
Janna LaPierre Lawless Memorial Award – established in memory of Janna LaPierre Lawless, Class of 1966, by her many friends and family; given to a graduating senior who plans to pursue veterinary science or a degree in the medical profession.
Louis E. and Stella E. Legare Memorial Scholarship Fund – established by the family and friends of Louis Legare, a distinguished and long standing member of the business community, and his wife, Stella; awarded annually to a graduating senior who has worked in a retail establishment and who hopes to pursue a career in the business world.
Abraham Levin Award in Music – given to that senior who, in the opinion of the Music Department, has demonstrated outstanding ability and talent in music, either vocally or instrumentally, and who plans to continue his or her music education at a college or university.
Catherine Anne Bray Monahan ’43 Scholarship – awarded to a graduating senior who has exhibited unending tenacity and character, and who is interested in studying the social sciences and humanities.
Daniel Polsby II and Ralph J. Polsby Scholarship Fund – established by the family in memory of Ralph J. Polsby, Class of 1933, and Daniel Polsby II, Class of 1926; awarded annually to a deserving student who intends to pursue a course of study in the Arts and Sciences in a college or university.
John William Salzer Memorial Award – in memory of John William Salzer, a graduate of the Class of 1974; presented to a graduating senior who plans to pursue further study in the area of culinary arts and/or hotel management.
Elizabeth Sawyer Chemistry Prize – established by Dr. Hershel W. Libo, Class of 1945, in honor of Elizabeth Sawyer, a former teacher of chemistry at NFA, remembered as "the most memorable teacher" in the donor's life; given annually to that student who has demonstrated proficiency in chemistry and who plans to pursue a career in the sciences. The award is based on academic excellence.
Benjamin Senuta Memorial Award – established by the family in memory of Benjamin Senuta, a member of NFA’s Class of 2007; presented to honor a graduating senior who has an interest in or passion for woodworking and who plans to pursue a profession in the housing or construction industry.
Ada Ferry Sheridan Award – in honor of Ada Ferry Sheridan ’32, a dedicated career elementary school teacher in Norwich, by son Matt ’58 and daughter Elisa ’64; given to diligent students striving to become teachers.
Andrea House Silver Award – established in 1986 by her parents in memory of Andrea House Silver, a graduate of the Class of 1978; awarded to a deserving student who intends to pursue further education in a business-related field.
John Eldred Shields Award – in memory of John Eldred Shields; given to a graduating senior who has displayed outstanding scholarship, aptitude and ability and who intends to study law.
Geurson D. Silverberg Memorial Award – given to a graduating senior seeking a career in law, who through his or her personal philosophy and past deeds has sown the seeds for a lifetime’s commitment to working passionately and selflessly for justice for those most in need and most overlooked by our justice system.
Stamm Prize – in honor of Bessie, Mae, Sarah, Julius, Israel, and Charlotte Stamm, all graduates of Norwich Free Academy and presented by their children; this award goes to the senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, is best qualified by temperament, ability, and inclination for a career in teaching at the college or high school level.
Captain Aline E. Sullivan, NC USN (Ret.), Nursing Scholarship –in memory of Captain Sullivan, Class of 1934; given to a graduating senior who intends to pursue an education and career in the field of nursing.
Susan H. Swanson Memorial Award – established by the family of Susan H. Swanson; awarded to a deserving female student from the Town of Sprague who plans to continue her education in the area of business administration. If in any year no graduate from Sprague plans a career in business administration, the award may honor a deserving Sprague student in some other field of study.
Esther K. Taft Memorial Scholarship – established in memory of Esther K. Taft by the Federated Democratic Women's Club of Norwich; presented to a female student continuing her education in government or political science, and whose record shows academic promise and concern and compassion for others.
Dr. Anthony D. Tramontozzi Scholarship Award – established by the Tramontozzi family to honor the commitment to family and service displayed by Dr. Anthony Tramontozzi; awarded to a senior who is the first generation in his or her family to attend college and who has an interest in pursuing a career in a science or medical field.
Wisniewski-Banas Scholarship – established by the children of Edward and Elizabeth (neé Banas) Wisniewski to honor the value they placed on higher education and life-long learning; awarded annually to a senior student planning to pursue a 4-year college degree in either engineering or nursing who demonstrates a strong work ethic and high academic achievement.
Dr. Daniel D. Young Memorial Award – established by the family and friends of Dr. Daniel D. Young, Class of 1926; awarded annually to a deserving student planning to pursue a course of study in the Arts and Sciences at a college or university.
Teddy Catherine Millard Bates ’43 Memorial Scholarship – in memory of Teddy, a first generation Lebanese and an original “Rosie the Riveter” working at Electric Boat as a riveter during World War II. A lover of children and the neighborhood Mom to all, her dream of being a grammar school teacher was never realized; awarded to a senior female student who aspires to be an elementary school teacher.
Edward Zubrowski, Jr. Memorial Fund Award –in memory of Edward Zubrowski, Jr.; given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated an interest in either the electronic, electrical, or mechanical field of study and who plans to continue study at an institution of higher learning.
Dorothy Agranwitch Advanced Placement U.S. History Award – in memory of NFA faculty member (1953-1993) Dorothy Agranwitch; given annually to the best student in Advanced Placement U.S. History.
AHEPA Award – established by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association; honors students who show the greatest appreciation of Greek history.
Susan J. Angelico ’67 Scholarship – given to the most deserving female student who excels in business and computer education.
Peter D. Barber Memorial Scholarship – awarded annually to a male and a female with high achievement in technology education who intend to pursue study in technology.
Beckish Award – established by the family of John A. and Peter T. Beckish, members of Norwich Free Academy Class of 1966, and in memory of their sister, Susan; awarded annually to that student who has shown the most improvement and enthusiasm for Liberal Arts.
Rose Ann Bellone Memorial Award – given by Anna Bellone Longobardi ’49 in memory of her sister, Rose, Class of 1953, to the graduating senior who has shown the most improvement and persistence to attain his or her diploma.
Patrick F. Bray ‘40 Scholarship – supports a college-bound senior who has exhibited high motivation and demonstrated interest in the humanities and mathematics.
Carberry Family Scholarship Honoring Thomas J. Carberry, Jr. ’43 – honoring Thomas J. Carberry, Jr. '43 on behalf of Marilyn Pierson Carberry '46, Mark Carberry '70, Glenn Carberry '72, and Christopher Carberry '10, awarded to a senior student who demonstrates academic success and excels in dramatic arts, football, or basketball.
Case-Congdon Award – awarded annually in honor of Raymond B. Case and Raymond V. Congdon, Sr. for excellence in physics and/or mathematics.
Cat Shack Outstanding Performance Awards – given to students who worked in the Cat Shack for at least one year and showed outstanding performance in leadership, customer service, management, and dedication to the success of the campus store.
Class of 1904 Award – for excellence in spelling.
Walter J. Coady, Sr. Award – in memory of Walter J. Coady, Sr.; presented to a senior who has worked the hardest, in spite of adversity, to make maximum use of his or her ability in achieving academically.
Pierina Colelli Colonna Italian Scholarship – awarded in memory of Pierina Colelli Colonna by her family and friends to a graduating student who excels in Italian.
Eleanor Brown Conary Endowed Scholarship – in honor of Eleanor Brown Conary, an avid historian and self-taught genealogist who lived in Norwich for many years; given to a student who excels in American History and exhibits a passion for historical research and/or genealogy.
Raymond V. Congdon, Sr., and Raymond V. Congdon, Jr. Award – in memory of Raymond V. Congdon, Sr., teacher and chairman of the Mathematics Department and his son, Raymond V. Congdon, Jr.;
given to the highest ranking senior in advanced mathematics.
John J. and Goldie Connor Award – established by the family of John J. and Goldie Connor and the Norwich Lion’s Club to honor Mr. and Mrs. Connor; presented to a graduating senior who excels in U.S. History, is community minded, and plans to continue his/her studies by attending college.
Ellsworth Cramer Memorial Award – established by the Class of 1924 and the family and friends of Ellsworth Cramer ’24, class officer and reunion chairman for 60 years, a former editor of the Norwich Bulletin and the Sunday Record; given to the senior who has demonstrated outstanding journalistic ability on The Red and White, the school newspaper.
Priscilla Crary Music Award – in memory of Priscilla Crary ‘63 who exemplified in her own life those fine qualities of character, personality, and musicianship most desired in the ideal choir member.
June R. Grenier Demler Award – given to the graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in business and computer education.
Kitty Dunion Scholarship – awarded yearly on an alternating basis to a male and female college bound student who demonstrates exceptional academic excellence and a high degree of athletic ability.
Milton R., Class of 1944, and Alice Valerie Eccleston Latin Awards – given to students who are the most improved in Latin I, Latin II, Latin III and Latin IV.
Eunice LeBourveau Ensley Scholarship –in honor of Eunice LeBourveau Ensley, Class of 1928, by her family; given to a graduating senior who is in excellent academic standing and who plans to attend a four-year college or university.
Florida NFA Alumni Scholarship – presented in recognition for their participation with Project Outreach to students who will be furthering their education at a four-year college or university.
Robert Eugene Gravel, Class of 1981, Scholarship Fund – awarded to a college-bound graduating senior with strong interest in history and/or politics, and who has served as an active volunteer.
Gardiner Green Award – presented to a male graduate of the Academy who has passed his college entrance examinations. This award shall be based on moral and intellectual qualifications, scholarship, spirit of helpfulness in school, and persistence in attaining an education.
Herman John Greiner Award – given to the graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in woodworking and has good academic standing and character.
Grenier Family Scholarship – given by members of the Grenier Family in honor of their dad/husband, Mr. Nelson Grenier, who died in 1999 when his youngest son, Adam, was a senior at NFA. Mr. Grenier was a pround and dedicated Wildcat parent of his 3 children. Awarded to a graduating senior from Voluntown in recognition of a strong work ethic and spirited approach to music and life.
William Gromko Scholarship -- awarded up to a graduating student from the Greenville section of Norwich with the highest marks in mathematics.
Edward Heffernan Excellence in History Award – in honor of Edward Heffernan; awarded to a senior who has exhibited a passion for history.
1st Lieutenant Keith N. Heidtman Leadership Scholarship – established in honor of 1st Lt. Keith Heidtman ’01 who as killed in a combat-related helicopter crash in Iraq on Memorial Day, May 28, 2007; awarded to graduating student-athletes who are members of the Honors Program.
Bernice C. Hull Memorial Scholarship – awarded in memory of Bernice C. Hull by her family and friends to a graduating student who has shown the greatest strides in Spanish.
Miss Edith Jennes Memorial Prize – in memory of Miss Edith Jennes, who graduated from Norwich Free Academy in the Class of 1922; awarded to the most promising senior in the business education course.
George and Eva Jennings Award – presented to a senior who has excelled in vocational education.
Jeffrey Kerrigan Memorial Award – established in memory of Jeffrey Kerrigan, Class of 1980; awarded to a college bound senior student who is deserving of an award for excellence in both the areas of physics and mathematics.
Phillip Paul Labrie Memorial Fund – established by the Norwich Free Academy Band in memory of Phillip Paul Labrie who exemplified during his life all those qualities of musicianship, congeniality, service and leadership that are necessary in the ideal band member.
Henry E. Ladd Scholarship – awarded to an outstanding music student.
Matie F. Land Prize –in memory of Matie F. Land, Class of 1902; awarded at graduation to that student recommended by the English Department for skill in creative writing.
Ruth Leopold Award – awarded to a student in the geometry honors program who has shown great appreciation of geometry.
Dr. Joseph Levanto Scholarship – established by the NFA Alumni Association in 1988 upon the retirement of Superintendent/Principal Joseph Levanto, Ph.D. ’47; awarded to a deserving senior who is proficient in computer studies and who has the highest grade-point average in more than one computer course.
Math and Science Award in Honor of Edward P. Lord – recognizes a graduating senior who exhibits the best overall proficiency in mathematics and science.
Irma Graff Maas ’20 and Henry R. Mass Prize – honors a student who excels in mathematics. Funding for this award is from the Estate of Irma Graff Maas, Class of 1920.
Melnichuk Family Award – given by Sandra Melnichuk Walton (Class of 1962) and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Melnichuk (Classes of 1938 & 1940) to a graduating senior who has achieved academic excellence during his or her four years at Norwich Free Academy.
Joseph W. Polsby Award – awarded to a senior for understanding in the areas of the social sciences and humanities as determined by the faculty in the History Department.
Kristina Quarto Memorial Scholarship – established by Kristina’s family in honor of her excellence in art and music, her kind and giving spirit, and her deep concern for the environment. Kristy was a member of NFA’s Class of 2000, attended Maryland Institute College of Art, and received her BFA from the University of Connecticut. This award is given annually to a senior who is pursuing a four-year degree in visual or performing arts and who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in art or music and in volunteer service within the community.
Carol M. Reardon ’57 Memorial Award – established by the family and friends of Carol M. Reardon, a member of the Class of 1957 and a teacher of Spanish at the Academy; recognizes a student in the third or fourth year of Spanish study who has exhibited an understanding and appreciation of Spanish culture and excellence in the language.
Samuel Slosberg Memorial Award – established in the memory of Samuel Slosberg, Class of 1914; presented to that senior who has excelled in Creative Writing or Poetry.
Society of Women Engineers – established to honor high school students having high achievement in mathematics and science, and to encourage them to consider engineering as a career.
Student Advisory Board Scholarships – given to seniors of high academic achievement intending to continue their education at an institution of higher learning.
Alfred Sussman Prize – awarded in memory of Alfred Irwin Sussman, a graduate of the Class of 1925; awarded to the highest ranking student in the area to be determined by the Head of School.
Thomas Michael Twomey Memorial Fund – established by the family and friends of Tom Twomey, Class of 1955; awarded to a senior who best exemplifies Tom's dedication for computer technology and who has excelled in computer studies.
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Williams Biological Science Award – established by members of the Science Department in honor of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Williams; presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the biological sciences.
Patrick J. and Anna C. Zigaro Memorial Award –in memory of Patrick J. and Anna C. Zigaro; presented annually to a senior who has demonstrated proficiency in Italian language studies at Norwich Free Academy.
Judge Eli L. Cramer Award – in memory of Judge Eli L. Cramer, NFA Class of 1925, who graduated from Harvard College in 1929; awarded to NFA graduating seniors who will attend Harvard College.
Ellen C. Deutsch Engineering Scholarship – presented to a graduating senior who will attend Three Rivers Community College to study computer science/engineering.
Paul Stuart Garland Award – given to a deserving member of the graduating class upon his/her matriculation to Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.
Gerry Keller Scholarship Award – established in memory of Gerard Lee Keller, NFA Class of 1980, and Central Connecticut State University, Class of 1984, by his family and friends; awarded annually to a student who meets the qualifications of scholarship, character and need upon his/her matriculation to Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut.
Frieda Seifert Mossey Beneficence Scholarship – in loving memory of Frieda Anne (Seifert) Mossey, Class of 1961, awarded to a deserving graduate admitted to the University of Connecticut to pursue his or her passion for the environment, community, and sustainability.
John D. O’Hearn Award – given by friends in memory of John D. O'Hearn, a member of Norwich Free Academy Class of 1951; presented to that senior male or female who gives evidence of interest in engineering and who plans to pursue his or her education at the University of Connecticut.
Stetson K. Ryan Scholarship Fund – established through the estate of Dorothea Simpson ’27 to perpetuate the name of the late Stetson K. Ryan, Executive Secretary of the State Board of Education for the Blind from 1918 to 1949; awarded to a graduating senior in good standing who plans to continue his/her education at Connecticut College.
Matthew J. Sheridan Award – in memory of Attorney Matthew J. Sheridan ’21, Holy Cross ’26, by his son Matt ’58, Holy Cross ’62; given to a student who will attend College of the Holy Cross. Attorney Sheridan served on the NFA Faculty from 1927-1946 as a teacher of Latin, French, Civics, and Social Studies and coach of State Champion Cross Country and Track teams.