WILTON — Scholarship applications through the Wilton Scholarship Foundation are available at the Wilton town office and on the Mt. Blue Campus school counseling website. On April 29, a wide variety of items and gift certificates will be auctioned off at the foundation’s annual Scholarship Auction held in the Academy Hill School Cafeteria.
The foundation, originally formed as a charitable organization to provide scholarships for graduates of Wilton Academy, has awarded scholarships to students in Wilton, East Wilton, Dryden, Weld, and East Dixfield for the past 53 years.
The generosity of the community and the hard work of the volunteer members allow the Foundation to award an average of 56 scholarships each year totaling approximately $34,000. Recipients are graduating seniors from Mt. Blue High School, other seniors from the five towns who attend private schools or who are home-schooled, and former graduates currently in post secondary programs. Adults from the five towns who are returning to school are also eligible and encouraged to apply.