A longstanding component of the DCA mission is providing college scholarships to Darien High School (DHS) graduates. Celebrating our 76th year of granting scholarships, the DCA has awarded more than $60,000 this year. Since its inception, the DCA scholarship program has provided over $2 million in funding to more than 1300 DHS graduates. The DCA is the largest provider of scholarships to DHS graduates – with funding for both new and returning college students – and the only scholarship program offering recipients the opportunity to reapply for all four years of college.
Scholarships are based on both merit and need, and funded by a wide range of DCA programs – from our Thrift Shop to Academic Lecture Series to house rentals – and with the support of donations including those of our scholarship sponsors listed below.
The Darien Times article “DCA Scholarships Assist with Rising Tuition Costs” provides additional detail on DCA scholarships, and the significant need in our community. To hear what some of our recipients have to say about the impact of a DCA scholarship, please see our Testimonials page.
The scholarship program, including interviews and selection of recipients, is managed by the dedicated volunteers on our Scholarship Committee: Kate Larson (Co-chairman), Susan Vogel (Co-chairman), Joan Barksdale, Kristen Harnisch, Ulla Kremer, Judi Linskey, and Pat van den Broek.
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