This scholarship is offered to honor the memory of Kathy, who worked as a Special Education Secretary for over 22 years at Dodd Middle School and Doolittle Elementary School, and passed away on June 2, 2010 after a three and a half year battle with breast cancer.  Her passion was ensuring that all special education students receive needed services and have the opportunities to reach their full potential.

A Scholarship Evaluation Committee established by the Kathy Mordente Solli Foundation, Inc. will make the final decision on the recipient of the scholarship.

This scholarship shall be awarded to a Cheshire High School Senior who at some point in their education in Cheshire received services from the Special Education Program, has overcome or is continuing to overcome these challenges, and is seeking to further their education beyond high school.  The recipient should exemplify courage, dedication- and hard work.

At least one (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded.  The funds are to be used exclusively toward the cost of higher education, vocational, or technical training beyond the high school level and will be disbursed prior to the beginning of the recipient’s program.

CHS Common Application Process.  *In addition, each applicant must submit a written essay of not more than 500 words describing the challenges in their life including how they have worked through and grown from them as well as their goals for the future.
• Scholarship award will be need based. Financial information is required.
• SAT information is required.
• Transcript of grades is required.
• Two (2) recommendations or letters of support must be submitted.
• Only Cheshire High School seniors may apply.

2011 Scholarship Award

Click HERE for the application

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