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JWV Scholarships Recognize Outstanding Citizenship in Stamford Youth for 16th Year:
Application Period Now Open for JWV Community Service Scholarships

STAMFORD, CT – September, 2023. Applications are now being accepted for its 2024 JWV Community Service Scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who have made a significant contribution to the Stamford community and are given in honor of Stamford veterans who have selflessly served our country and community.

Now in its 16th year, the JWV Community Service Scholarships were established in 2005 when Fred Robbins Post 142 expanded the Citizen of the Year (COTY) program – one of Stamford’s most coveted community service/volunteer recognition efforts – to include young adults.

“Scholarship recipients will receive grants of up to $7,500 to be used for higher education at an accredited institution of his or her choice. Since its inception, JWV Fred Robbins Post 142 has awarded over 80 Community Service Scholarships totaling more than $470,000,” says Rick Redniss, co-chair of the Stamford Citizen of the Year Committee and chair of its JWV Scholarship Selection Committee.

“It is critical for Stamford to recognize in a tangible way such exceptional and motivated high school men and women – possibly future Citizens of the Year,” Redniss adds. “Just as the Stamford Citizen of the Year is selected based on specific, nonsectarian criteria, so are these high school seniors. We encourage all area high school guidance counselors and parent scholarship committees to work with and encourage their eligible seniors to apply.”

“These scholarships go beyond academic performance,” explains Gary Stone, co-chair of the Stamford Citizen of the Year Committee and co-chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, “to acknowledge excellence and leadership in community service across Stamford’s broad and diverse needs. Like the Citizen of the Year, these students must demonstrate the high standards of responsibility in civic life, help in the promotion of projects for the public welfare and personally have worked with distinction to improve Stamford on a communitywide basis.”

To be eligible for a JWV Community Service Scholarship, a student must be a high school senior, attending school or residing in Stamford. Students from both public and private high schools in the area, not just Stamford, are eligible to apply as long as their community service and volunteerism has been in Stamford.

Applications can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.

There are two application deadlines, the first EARLY REVIEW – January 15, 2024, which affords the applicant an opportunity for the Scholarship Committee to review the application and submissions, and to clarify or ask for more details from the applicant. The applicant also has the opportunity to submit one revised and/or updated submission up until the final “regular” deadline without penalty. The final deadline for applications must be received by midnight Monday, February 28, 2024. Applications can be emailed to or sent to:


Community Scholarship Selection Committee 
48 Putter Drive
Stamford, CT 06907

Applications also can be processed and uploaded online.



The Early Review option affords the applicant an opportunity for the Scholarship Committee to review the application and submissions, and have a chance to ask the applicant to clarify or ask for more details.


Early Review submissions must be postmarked or received by January 15, 2024.

Final Submission Date for revised Early Review and Standard applications is Postmarked or received by — February 28, 2024


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