New Walter 'Doc' Hurley Scholarship Fund for Greater Hartford to Be Established
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is pleased to continue the outstanding legacy of Walter “Doc” Hurley, with the creation of the Walter “Doc Hurley Scholarship Fund for Greater Hartford.”
The Fund will be administered by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and will be part of the Foundation’s General Scholarship Endowment Program. When the Walter "Doc" Hurley Scholarship Fund for Greater Hartford reaches the funding minimum of $10,000, it will provide annual scholarship awards of $3,000 for up to four years to students meeting the Fund’s criteria. In addition to the standard criteria, the Doc Hurley Scholarship Fund will include specific criteria that have been important to Mr. Hurley:
- Participation in a wide variety of scholastic and other extracurricular activities;
- Recommendation of a high school vice principal, guidance counselor or community leader;
- Assessment of student’s writing ability conveyed in an essay entitled “Why I Deserve the Walter 'Doc' Hurley Scholarship Fund for Greater Hartford Award.”
“Walter ‘Doc’ Hurley not only said, ‘friendship is essential to the soul,’” said Linda J. Kelly, President of the Hartford Foundation, “he lived it, especially among the students of Hartford. Mr. Hurley’s commitment to improving the educational opportunities for the young people of the Greater Hartford community is unparalleled and steadfast. We are proud to continue his legacy through this scholarship fund.”
For more than 60 years, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has provided scholarships to thousands of Greater Hartford students. The Foundation’s scholarships are derived from 98 endowed funds created by individuals, families and organizations across Greater Hartford. In 2013, more than $1.2 million in scholarships were distributed to 625 traditional-aged students, as well as adult learners at four-year and two-year colleges, as well as local community colleges, graduate and medical schools. Most of the scholarships for traditional-aged students are renewable, enabling students the opportunity to receive significant support for each of their years in college.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. It receives gifts from thousands of generous individuals, families and organizations and has awarded grants of more than $600 million since its founding in 1925. For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888.