Named Scholarships

In addition to our general scholarship fund, donors are now able to create Named Scholarships, funded annually or by endowment, established in honor, name or memory of an individual, group, organization or business.  (i.e. The Bill Smith Family Award). These are tax-deductible donations, funded annually. 


• Minimum of $500/year for four years.

Create an award in your family’s name, business name, or a name of your choice. Last year, the Cioffi family created a scholarship which honors a student who helps others, specifically those with special needs.


In 2017, the Ben Young Endowed Scholarship was created by a Saxe Middle School family in honor of Ben and the positive impact he has made on so many of his students.

REMEMBER A LOVED ONE: Create an award in honor of a family member, friend or associate who has a special connection to New Canaan.

Please donate by mail only and download and complete the Named Scholarship Form. 

Named Endowed Award

• Tax-deductible funds or gifts totaling $22,500 or more, designed to last in perpetuity or for a designated period of time.

• Based on the results of our investment portfolio these awards are credited with an allocated return annually. It is the intent of this award to generate a $1,000 scholarship annually.

For Named Endowed Awards, please email us at or call William Egan, Principal, New Canaan High School at 203-594-4600.

Please read more about our Available Scholarships.

Your contribution to the NCHS Scholarship Foundation is provided pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Our Federal Tax ID# is 23-7102732.

photo: 2015 NCFS Foundation Drive 

© 2016 New Canaan High School Scholarship Foundation

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Student Applications and Financial Deadlines

Seniors:  May 8, 2020

Post Grads: May 22, 2020

Notification of 2020 NCSF Scholarship Awards

June, 2020  (by mail)


2018-19 Annual Fund Donors

New Scholarships

Grace and Koo Chung Scholarship

Class of 1979 Scholarship

Joanne Rocco Scholarship

Katherine Mary Schlegel Scholarship

Nancy Hugo Endowed Scholarships

Norman Ricker Endowed Scholarship

Norman Ricker Named Scholarship

11 Farm Road

New Canaan, CT 06840


NCHS Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Federal Tax ID#


New Canaan High School

11 Farm Road

New Canaan, CT 06840