Newtown Scholarship Association Announces New Sandy Hook Elementary School Memorial Scholarship and Benefit Concert

News Story: December 20, 2012

The Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA) has established the Sandy Hook Elementary School Memorial Scholarship Fund. “As you struggle with how to respond to last week’s senseless tragedy, please consider honoring the victims by investing in the futures of the children of Newtown,” says NSA president Julie Savino.

The scholarships will provide need-based financial assistance to college-bound high school graduates from Newtown who attended Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“Today, in the face of an unfathomable tragedy, we are more resolved than ever to come together and support our best hope for the future—our children,” Savino says. “Through this tribute to the 20 children and six faculty members whose lives were cut short by violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we can offer support and encouragement to young people from Newtown whose dreams for the future live on.”

The New Baroque Soloists, with special guest artist Christine Buras, will be featured in a benefit concert to support the Sandy Hook Elementary School Scholarship Fund on Friday December 28, at 8 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown. The program includes modern-day world premieres and new arrangements of baroque classics, as well as works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann and others.

Concert tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at the following Newtown locations: Everything Newtown, 61 Church Hill Road (270-7130); the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street; and The Newtown Bee, 5 Church Hill Road. To reserve tickets, call Leslie Trudell: 203-426-0054.

Event sponsors include Newtown Savings Bank, People’s United and Sacred Heart University.

The Newtown Scholarship Association was founded in 1937 to provide need-based financial assistance to college-bound high school graduates from Newtown. Since its first award of $50 to a single student in 1938, the NSA has given over $3 million in financial aid to support the higher education of hundreds of young people from Newtown and Sandy Hook.

Make donations to the NSA at or by check to The Newtown Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 302, Newtown, CT 06470.

NSA is a not-for-profit organization since 1963 described under Sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (“Code”), as amended.