STONINGTON – The Eugene Atwood Fund, a private non-profit foundation located in Stonington, CT, has been providing interest-free loans to New London County area students for over one hundred years. Programs include their annual awards as well as interest-free loans for college, trade/tech school or to obtain certification/licensing. Nineteen (19) senior high school students were awarded a total of $35,612 in funding and twenty-one (21) students were approved interest-free loans totaling over $78,000 for the 23-24 school year.
The Eugene Atwood Award is provided to senior high school students nominated by their principals and awarded for academic achievement. The Board of Trustees voted to award a total of $22,750 to the following students:
2023 Eugene Atwood Award
Benjamin Nave Wheeler High School
Student Name Withheld East Lyme High School
Addie Concascia Montville High School
Helen Gross Stonington High School
2023 Eugene Atwood Recognition Award
Brooke Rodgers Bacon Academy
Jenaliz Cordero Grasso Technical High School
Kendall Larkin Griswold High School
Ronan Allison Ledyard High School
Lauren Pinkerton Lyman Memorial High School
Shaelin McMunn Marine Science Magnet High School
John Podziewski Norwich Technical High School
Isaiah Anderson Robert E. Fitch High School
Luca Muscarella Saint Bernard School
Anika Gard The Williams School
Briana Smith Waterford High School
The Eugene Atwood Innovation Award provides funding for the purchase of tools/equipment for senior high school students pursuing a career in a trade related profession. The Eugene Atwood Fund’s Trade and Technology Committee awarded a total of $12,862 to the following students:
2023 Eugene Atwood Innovation Award
McKenzie Wolicka Bacon Academy
Kathrine Buckley Grasso Technical High School
Benjamin Petersons Ledyard High School
Student Name Withheld Norwich Technical High School
For more information about programing or to apply, please visit www.eugeneatwoodfund.org or contact Stacey Haskell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eugene Atwood Fund’s Trade and Technology Committee announces recipients of their first Eugene Atwood Innovation Award which provides funds for the purchase of tools/equipment needed for a student pursuing a career in a trade. Principals from the each of the nineteen New London County high schools were able to nominate a student in their senior year for the award.
The Trade and Technology Committee at their meeting in April reviewed nominations and voted to award a total of $4,300 to the following students:
2021 Eugene Atwood Innovation Award
Sean Swanke Bacon Academy
Teia Lee Ledyard High School
Marian Eveangelista New London High School
Jackson Kempesta Norwich Technical High School
Additionally, two other students from Lyme-Old Lyme High School and New London High School were also award winners.
Established in 1916, the Eugene Atwood Fund is a private non-profit located in Stonington, CT and has offered College Bound interest free loans for over one hundred years and has recently launched a Trade/Tech School and Certification/Licensing interest free loan program as continuing their yearly annual award programs. The program is currently seeking applicants on a rolling basis for their Trade/Tech School and Certification/Licensing interest free loan program.
For more information about programing or to apply, please visit www.eugeneatwoodfund.org.
The Eugene Atwood Fund is excited to announce that our Trade/Tech School and Certification/Licensing Interest Free Loan Program is now open and accepting applications on a rolling basis. Students must be New London County residents and attending a trade/tech school or acquiring certification/licensing for their career.
Funding decisions will be at the discretion of the Trade and Technology Committee and based on the amount of funding available. The application process will close to new applicants when the allotted funding has been disbursed and/or on February 28, 2022, whichever comes first. Applications will reopen again in May, 2022 when new funding becomes available.
The Eugene Atwood Fund was established in September of 1916 by Mr. Eugene Atwood, the head of the Atwood Machine Company, located in Stonington, Connecticut. Mr. Atwood was an inventor and prized the value of education. He established the Fund with a mission to aid deserving industrious young people who are making an honest effort to accomplish the best results in life.
We will begin accepting applications again for the 2022 Eugene Atwood Award (Principal nominated and based on academic achievement), 2022 Eugene Atwood Innovation Award (Principal nominated with funding for tools/equipment for trade careers) and College Bound Interest Free Loan Program on January 1st with a February 28th deadline.