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DANIELSON — The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation, Putnam High School and Steven and Marjolaine ’87, ’88 Townsend announced the creation of the Steven and Marjolaine’87,’88 Townsend Putnam High Scholar’s Scholarships, beginning with the 2019 academic year.
Putnam residents are encouraged to apply for the scholarships beginning Feb. 1, through the annual QVCC Foundation scholarship process.  Application and additional requirements are online . Contact Monique Wolanin for additional information, 860-932-4174.
A full-tuition scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to one student and is renewable for a second year as long as the recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements.  There will also be three $1,500 scholarships awarded to Putnam residents.  The cost of tuition and student fees for two semesters, full time (more than 12 credits) at QVCC is $4,400. The full scholarship allows for money for textbooks, as well as any additional fee required by some degree programs.
QVCC Director of Institutional Advancement Monique Wolanin said: “QVCC, The Foundation and QVCC students thank Steve and Marge Townsend, once again, for their continued generosity.  The Townsends care deeply about residents of northeast Connecticut and strive to provide a debt-free educational opportunities at QVCC.”
Steve is a nationally recognized business leader who co-founded United Natural Foods (UNFI) in Danielson. A long-time member of the QVCC Foundation, in 2012 Steve was honored with emeritus status for his “extraordinary contribution to the Foundation’s mission.” Marge is an active community volunteer whose hard work and dedication has helped many. Steve and Marge are proud Putnam High School graduates and the first members of their respective families to attend college, starting at QVCC. They hope that in providing these scholarships, students will pursue their dreams and one day be in a position to help others do the same.


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