Eligibility extended for education awards

Eligibility extended for education awards


Applications are now available from The Midstate Chamber of Commerce for the Annual Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards and the Bruce H. Kannenberg & Jonal Laboratories, Inc. Education Award. Applications are available at www.midstatechamber.com under Resources and Community Services. The deadline to return completed applications is Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

The Midstate Chamber Board of Directors, with input from the Education Award Committee, has changed the eligibility requirements to be more inclusive of the region that this chamber of commerce serves.  Now, any Meriden resident may apply and MidState Chamber members in good standing and their employees and dependents are eligible to apply as well, regardless of city/town of residence.

 The Sanford S. Shorr Education Awards are made annually by the Midstate Chamber of Commerce for up to three graduating high school students.*  Each of the three awards is for $1,000. One additional award of $1,000 may be made to a student who is returning to college.

In addition, we will add up to two $1,000 awards from the Hispanic Outreach Leaders in Action Committee for a graduating Hispanic high school student.*

 An additional $1,000 award has been named the Dan M. Hunter Community Service Education Award and is presented by the Young Business Leaders of Connecticut.  This award is given annually to an area graduating student who shows exemplary grades in the classroom, above average participation in school-related activities, and has proven to be a valued asset to the community in which he/she lives or attends school.*  The guidelines of this award are based on the ideals of Dan Hunter, who believed in hard work, family, and serving his community.


The Chamber will also be accepting applications for the Bruce H. Kannenberg & Jonal Laboratories, Inc. Education Award. This is a four year award for $1,000 per year for a Meriden resident graduating from a Meriden Public School who will be pursuing a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or Business.


 Any applicant may reside in Meriden, may be an employee of a Midstate Chamber member in good standing or may be a dependent of an employee of a Midstate Chamber member in good standing regardless of where you live.

The Midstate Chamber of Commerce proudly serves, supports and promotes its member businesses in Berlin, Cheshire, Meriden, Southington, Wallingford, and other communities in Connecticut.  The organization is the heart of central Connecticut’s business community with over 550 business members.  The ever-growing organization is committed to delivering on four solid promises: Promotion; Networking; Education; and Leadership. An independent, non-profit organization, The Midstate Chamber supports business growth and retention and works tirelessly to promote the advancement of commercial, industrial and community interests in the area. The Midstate Chamber offers the tools for personal and corporate success for all of its members, including large multi-national operations and small, home based businesses. 

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