Henry S. Coleman Endowed Scholarship
In Honor of Henry (Harry) Coleman, Founder of the New Canaan High School Scholarship Fund
Henry S. Coleman was a former Dean of Financial Aide, Director of Admissions and Dean of Students at Columbia University. He lived in New Canaan for over 50 years, chaired the Board of Education and was one of the founders of the NCHS Scholarship Fund. He served on the Grant and Aide Committee until his death in 2006.
His lifelong passion was to ensure that every student had access to a good education. The Henry S. Coleman Endowed Award was set up in honor of his memory and is given to the student or students who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to helping others and possess the character and skills of leadership that make them role models among their peers.