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

Jacque Williams, Chairman of the Board
Jacque Williams Entertainment

Maria Gonzalez, Vice Chairman of the Board
New Opportunities, Inc.

Ted Shafer, Treasurer
Winchester Town Hall

Gina Mariano Bunch, Secretary
Daley Moving & Storage, Inc.

Carolyn Morrison, Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Thomaston Savings Bank

JoAnn Ryan, President & CEO
Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

Pat Pallone Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Deadline: May 15th

To qualify for this scholarship, the applicant must:

  • Applicant must be a resident of the Town of North Canaan or Falls Village.
  • Applicant must be accepted to a place of higher learning.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.
  • Applicant must 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.
  • Applicant must provide a copy of his/her most current transcript.
  • Applicant must complete and submit the attached application form. The common application form will not be accepted.
  • Complete application packets must be received by the May 15 deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

How to Apply

Click here to download the 2023 application.

Application to:

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