In honor of David H. Winton, a graduate of Wethersfield High School who was lost in the September 11, 2001 tragedy at the World Trade Center, friends and family will grant the David H. Winton Memorial Award and Scholarship annually to a graduating senior of Wethersfield High School, representing Davidís characteristics, interests, and values.
David graduated in 1990 as a scholar-athlete from Wethersfield High School. He achieved honors in the classroom and was a well-respected Captain of both the Eaglesí soccer and baseball teams. Those who were fortunate enough to know him, realized David was a tremendous asset to the high school, both on and off the field.
Preparing well for his college experience at Fordham University, where he graduated from the College of Business, David demonstrated an aptitude and interest in business administration and finance during his high school years. His teachers appreciated his effort and insight in the classroom and were often pleased to find David assisting others to ensure his fellow studentsí success.
Eligibility: Scholarship applicants must be graduating, college-bound seniors at Wethersfield High School who have participated for three or more years, including their senior year, on the soccer team.
Criteria: Final selection will be made primarily on the basis of excellence in the classroom, leadership on the soccer field, concern for fellow-studentsí development, establishment of strong relationships with teachers and administrators, involvement in community, and evidence of strong integrity. Additional factors considered by the committee will include participation in a second sport, work experience, commitment to higher education at a four year college or university, and other achievements of distinction.
Application: To be considered for a personal interview with members of the scholarship committee (the final stage of the application process), each applicant must submit a completed application, including personal written response and two letters of recommendation from persons other than family members. An official high school transcript, including most recent GPA, and unofficial SAT/ACT scores are also required. Scholarship applications must be received by March 15th of the current year and the winner will be notified by May 15th of the current year.
Regulations: Scholarships will be awarded in 4 annual payments of $1,000, renewable each year upon review. The first payment will be awarded in the spring of the studentís senior year after confirmation that the student has enrolled in collegiate studies for the following year. The three remaining payments will be made prior to the following three fall semesters for students who maintain enrollment in a collegiate program, subject to confirmation. All scholarship winners are required maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Please use separate pages when answering the Personal Written Response section.
Applications forms will be distributed and collected at the Wethersfield High School Guidance Department or completed applications may be mailed to:
David H. Winton Foundation
P.O. Box 290684
Wethersfield, CT 06129
For further information please email the David H. Winton Foundation.
The David H. Winton Foundation takes a personal interest in each of its scholarship candidates and appreciates the contact it has with each recipient during and following their college years. Letters and other communication are always welcome.
Donato L. Monaco, WHS '90