Every Spring Students Apply for an Emeriti Scholarship
The Emeriti Association of the University of Hartford offers three $2,000 scholarships for the academic year 2020-2021. Two of these are named in honor of past University Presidents Humphrey Tonkin and Walter Harrison. Applications for the awards are due by Friday, March 13, 2020. The awards, given annually to University of Hartford full-time undergraduate students, are based on the following criteria:
- Scholarly achievement. A Grade Point Average of at least 3.50 is the minimum expected for consideration by the selection committee.
- Service. The candidate must provide evidence of activities which contribute to the betterment of the University of Hartford and/or the community at large.
- Applicants must be undergraduates in any of the colleges of the University of Hartford and must be entering their junior or senior year as full-time students in the fall 2020 semester. Students who entered the University with advanced placement credits must have completed two semesters at the University to be eligible to apply. Students who entered the University as transfer students must have completed one semester at the University to be eligible to apply.
- A successful applicant may seek renewal of the award provided all the criteria for eligibility, as stated above, are satisfied; however, effort will be made to rotate the award among the various colleges of the University.
Application materials must be in PDF format (no exceptions) and emailed to EmerSchol@hartford.edu.
There is no application form; to apply, students should submit a PDF file of the following:
- A letter of application (no more than 2 pages) which includes your school, major, level, and current Grade Point Average; your goals and objectives; and information pertaining to your scholarship and service activities. Indicate the names of your two references.
- A resume (must be no more than one page in length). Please be sure to include a current address, telephone number, and current email address.
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your scholarship and service accomplishments. At least one reference must be from a full-time faculty member of the University of Hartford.
The Emeriti Scholarship Committee, which represents a diversity of faculty disciplines, shall evaluate all applications and recommend three students for the awards. The awards for academic year 2020-2021 will be announced in late April, 2020.
Email PDF files of all materials to EmerSchol@hartford.edu
by 4:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020
Questions? Contact Mary Dowst, Department of Biology, Room BC257
Please Support the Emeriti Scholarship
One of the Association's most rewarding undertakings since our founding has been the Emeriti Scholarship Program. Our awardees are both dedicated scholars and contributors to the University community and beyond.
2019 Emeriti Scholars
Alesha Heacock - Walter Harrison Emeriti Scholar
Alesha L. Heacock is the 2019 Walter Harrison Emeriti Scholar. Alesha is majoring in Health Science Prosthetics and Orthotics in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions.
Juli Dajci - Humphrey Tonkin Emeriti Scholar
Juli Dajci is the 2019 Humphrey Tonkin Emeriti Scholar. Juli has 3 majors in the College of Arts and Sciences: Politics and Government, Psychology and Mathematics.
Quimby Wechter - Emeriti Scholar
Quimby Wechter is a 2019 Emeriti Scholar. Quimby is pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Terapy in the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professionals. She is also pursuing Minor Degrees in Business and Biology. Quimby is the first repeat scholarship student. In 2018 she was the Walter Harrison Scholar.
2018 Emeriti Scholars
Quimby Wechter Walter Harrion Emeriti Scholar
Quimby Wechter is the 2018 Walter Harrison Emeriti Scholar. Quimby is a Junior in the college of Education, Nursing and Health Professionals majoring in Health Sciences Pre-Physical Therapy. She plans to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and work in pediatrics.
Kali Meadows Humphrey Tonkin Emeriti Scholar
Kali Meadows is the 2018 Humphrey Tonkin Emeriti Scholar. Kali is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Biology on a pre-medical track, and plans to attend medical school.
The 2018 Emeriti Scholars
Quimby Wechter, Samantha Chasse and Kali Meadows. Samantha Chasse, is a College of Education Nursing and Health Professionals student majoring in Hearth Sciences Pre-Physical Therapy. Samantha’s future plans include a career as Pediatric Sports Physical Therapist.
2017 Emeriti Scholars
Alexandra Francisco attained a Bachelor of Science in the Colledge of Education, Nursing and Health Sciences Health Science/Pre-Professional program. She is now a Companion and Homemaker at Branford Hills Health Care Center in Branford, CT.
Sophie Kaye attained a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture's Acoustic Engineering and Music program. Sophie is now a General Engineer at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.
Kyle Vaccaro attained a Bachelor of Science from the College of Arts and Sciences Chemistry program. Kyle is now a Technical Assistant at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge Massachusetts.
2016 Emeriti Scholars
Kochava Krieger attained Mathematics and Secondary Education degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences. Kochava is a Cantorial Soloist in Winooski Vermont. We honored Kochava in our 2019 Newsletter.
Elizabeth Martin attained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Sciences in Psychology. Elizabeth is currently a Clinical Research Associate at Hartford Hospital.
Colin Worrich attained a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture in Acoustical Engineering and Music. Colin is currently an Acoustic Consultant at Acentech in Philadelphia.
2015 Emeriti Scholars
John Carlos Coloma
John Carlos Coloma attained a Bachelor of Arts degrees in European and American History and Spanish from the College of Arts and Sciences
Nicole Tomasik graduated from the Barney School of Business as an accounting major. Nicole is currently a Senior Associate, Business Tax Services at KPMG in Hartford. She was honored in out 2019 Newsletter.
2014 Emeriti Scholars
Brittany Sue Hines
Brittany Sue Hines graduated from The Hartt School with a degree in Musical Theater.
Melissa Kennedy graduated with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from the College of Arts and Sciences. Melissa is a Part-Time House Manager at Triology Behavioral Healthcare in Chicago.
2013 Emeriti Scholars
Anna Pan graduated with a double major in Accounting from The Barney School and Biochemistry from the College of Arts and Sciences. Anna is now a Senior Data Scientist at The Hartford. This picture shows Anna with Leo Smith, our Scholarship Chair at the time. We honored Anna in our 2018 Newsletter.
Anna Pan Today
A recent picture of Anna we used in our 2018 Newsletter.
2012 Emeriti Scholars
Yaeli Foint (nee Lifshutz)
Yaeli Foint graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice, Psychology and Sociology from the College of Arts and Sciences. Yaeli is now a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston studying Organizational and Social Change.
Megan Ogden graduated from The Hartt School.
2011 Emeriti Scholars
Andrea Wojcik and Michael Thatcher
Andrea Wojik graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communications and Gender Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences. Andrea is now a PhD Candidate in Technology and Society Studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Michael Thatcher graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture with a minor in Mathematics from the College of Arts and Sciences. Michael is currently a Civil Engineering Group Leader at Tetra Tech in Orlando Florida. Andrea and Michael are with Leo Smith our then Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
Michael Thatcher addressing the Emeriti Association during our October 2011 Plenary Meeting.
2010 Emeriti Scholars
Natalie Garcia graduated with a degree in Psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences. Natalie aspires to be a school social worker or psychologist.
Betsy Kadapuram graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Arts and Sciences. Betsy was married soon after graduation and moved to Oklahoma to complete her pediatrics residency.
Natalie Garcia and Betsy Kadapuram
Natalie and Betsy joined us at our October 2010 Plenary Meeting
2009 Emeriti Scholar
Biliana Mihaylova graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the College of Arts and Sciences with a minor in Marketing from The Barney School. She received a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Northeastern University. She is now a National Accounts Manager at Hayden Valley Foods Inc.
2008 Emeriti Scholar
Carl Vogel graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Acoustical Engineering and Music from the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at UHart. He graduated from Penn State University with a Master of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Carl is now a Product Manager at Google in new York City.
2007 Emeriti Scholar
Doctor Rachel Waddell graduated with a Bachelor of Music, Music Composition and Vocal Performance from The Hartt School. She received a Master of Music, Orchestra Conducting from the Northern Arizona University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. She is currently the Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Rochester.