Thursday, April 25, 2024

Stratford Library Board Awards Scholarships


Emilie Silverman and Eliza Llewelyn Recipients

Seniors from Stratford High and Bunnell High Schools were honored by the Stratford Library Board of Trustees recently with the Stratford Library Board Scholarships.  In the annual presentation, Emilie Silverman (Stratford High) and Eliza Llewelyn (Bunnell) were the recipients. Llewelyn was cited for the Thomas Hall Memorial Scholarship named in honor of the late Library Board member.

Emilie Silverman

Eliza Llewelyn (center) with Stratford Library Board Member Shelley Hall (left) and Board President Maria Ferrera.

The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who meet the following requirements:

1) Stratford resident

2) Student will be enrolled in or has been accepted to a school of

higher education

3) Student has a current Stratford Library card

4) Student has demonstrated some level of involvement with the

Stratford Library between grades 9-12; by participation in one of the teen programs, as a volunteer or in some other capacity or activity

5) Student has demonstrated community involvement and/or leadership through volunteer service and extracurricular activities while in high school

6) Minimum grade point average of 3.0


The scholarship recipients are selected by a committee of Library Board members based on the following criteria:

  • Completed application
  • Essay of up to 500 words explaining your involvement with the Stratford Library and what that has meant to you
  • Character (2 letters of recommendation)
  • Participation in leadership and extracurricular activities in community and school
  • Proof of Stratford residency


We wish these two young women every success in their college careers!


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