Education Foundation

Founded in 2007, the Northwest Connecticut Chamber Education Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, provides initiatives and educational programs benefitting the region.

The Foundation supports Leadership Northwest, Read Aloud and the WOW! Forum through the Chamber of Commerce of Northwest Connecticut, Inc. Scholarships are being established to assist students attending local colleges and universities.

Board of Directors:

Steven Zarrella, Chairman of the Board, Northwest Community Bank

Carolyn Morrison, Vice Chairman of the Board
, Thomaston Savings Bank

Lance Leifert, Treasurer, Conquest

Larry Cassella, Secretary,  Associate Member

Paul Patch, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
, Retired Professional

Robert E. Teittinen, Director, Litchfield Bancorp

JoAnn Ryan, President & CEO


Pat Pallone Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Deadline: May 15th

To qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Be a resident of the Town of North Canaan or Falls Village.
  • Be accepted to a place of higher learning.
  • Be a graduating high school senior.
  • Write a paragraph recounting academic and non-academic activities including recent employment, a brief description of your goals, and, most importantly, describing your community involvement.
  • Provide a copy of his/her most current transcript.
  • Complete and submit the application form found below. The common application form will not be accepted.
  • Have your completed application packet received by the May 15 deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


How to Apply

Click here to download the 2020 application.

Return Completed Application to:

Pat Pallone Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 801
Canaan, CT 06018