Fairfield County Bank Creates Scholarship for Low-Income,, Business-Minded Housatonic Community College Students

Published: October 11, 2022

Up to Five Economically Disadvantaged Students Majoring in Finance or Business Will Receive Funding for Their Undergraduate Studies.

With a $5,000 pledge, Fairfield County Bank has established a scholarship program at Housatonic Community College (HCC), investing in educational attainment for high-potential, in-need students throughout Fairfield County.


The creation of the Fairfield County Bank Scholarship, administered by the Housatonic Community College Foundation, will support up to five low-income HCC students pursuing a Finance or Business major. Chosen scholarship recipients will be residents of Fairfield County.


Founded in 1871, with headquarters in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.9 billion community bank with 17 locations throughout Fairfield County.


“In reviewing the scholarship applications, I see first-hand how vital the funds are for our students in need. We are able to provide students with access to a bright future through a good quality education,” said Jennifer Cutrali, Fairfield County Bank VP, Credit Administration Manager and Housatonic Community College Foundation Board Member.


Higher education has never been more expensive, making the cost of a degree unmanageable for many students. For low-income students, scholarships are imperative, often providing their only avenue into post-secondary education.


“Generous scholarships such as the Fairfield County Bank Scholarship offer hard-working, determined students an opportunity to complete their post-secondary education, setting them up for success in the workplace,” said Kristy Jelenik, Executive Director of the Housatonic Community College Foundation.


To learn more about Fairfield County Bank, visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com. To learn more about the Housatonic Community College Foundation, visit housatonicfoundation.org or call 203.332.5078. To learn more about Housatonic Community College, visit www.housatonic.edu.

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About Fairfield County Bank

Founded in 1871, Fairfield County Bank is a $1.9 billion community bank with locations throughout Fairfield County. Fairfield Country Bank delivers a full range of financial services through superior Client relationships and the knowledge that when you put your money in Fairfield County Bank, it stays in Fairfield County—strengthening our communities. Visit www.fairfieldcountybank.com to find out more about the Bank.

The Housatonic Community College Foundation

The HCC Foundation expands access to quality, affordable higher education and works closely with the college to enhance the learning experience and workforce development education and training of students.  As a 501 (c)3 tax exempt organization, its mission is to solicit, secure and manage contributions from the private sector through philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations for the benefit of Housatonic Community College. 


The HCC Foundation works to ensure every student knows the support and generosity of the community—a community that believes in them and is committed to equipping them with resources to attain their educational goals.

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