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The Weller Foundation, Inc.

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Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Weller Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 1145

Woodbury, CT United States 06798-1145

Telephone: (203) 263-0229

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $2,987,630

Total giving: $67,468

EIN

066068987

BRIDGE Number

0828078533

Background

Established in 1959 in CT

Purpose and Activities

Scholarship awards to high school students in five CT communities for higher and vocational education; grants also for health associations, youth organizations, higher education, and community development.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Barton L. Weller Scholarship

Scholarships to senior-year students attending one of the following CT high schools: Joel Barlow High School, Masuk High School, Newtown High School, Shelton High School, or Trumbull High School. The award is determined by a regional competition designed to encourage academic excellence in a substantial independent six-month research or study project of the student's choosing. Sample topics include the fine arts, computer projects, economics, science or engineering, mathematics, or political or environmental factors affecting the immediate geographic area. Five proposals will be accepted and each of the finalists will be awarded $200. The winner receives a scholarship of $12,000, payable in four annual increments of $3,000.

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships and awards to high school students in Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull, Shelton and Redding, CT, as well as grants to outstanding teachers.

Senior Science Award, Eleanor F. Moore Business Award and Paul W. Broggi Communications Award

These awards are presented annually in each of the five high schools honoring students who have excelled in science, business studies, and communications. The recipients are chosen by the faculties of the individual high schools. No application is required.

Vincent Voccia Vocational Award

This award provides financial assistance to full time students at Masuk, Newtown, Trumbull, Joel Barlow, or Shelton high schools to prepare for vocational or technical careers. Correspondence schools and four-year degree programs are not acceptable under this program. One winner is chosen from each school. Financial need is not a factor. Winners receive an award equal to the lesser of $2,500 or 50 percent of the cost of tuition and fees of the vocational-technical program proposed. Payment is made directly to the institution, one half upon enrollment and one half after satisfactory completion of the first half of the program. The program must begin within nine months of the award date. Application forms are available from the schools' guidance offices. Application must include a copy of the student's transcript.

Weller Collegiate Scholarships

The award is presented annually to incoming freshmen students at local colleges who are from one of the five communities. The recipients are chosen by the local colleges based on financial need. No application form is required.

Weller Computer Science/Technology Scholarship

This $4,000 scholarship is awarded to full time high school students at Joel Barlow, Masuk, Newtown, Shelton, or Trumbull High Schools and be accepted and enrolled at a four year fully accredited college or university majoring in computer science or computer engineering. Application must include a 500 to 700 word essay and official high school transcript.

Weller Education Scholarship

The scholarship is presented annually to high school students who have enrolled in conservatories or colleges as music majors with a concentration in instrumental music. Applicants must be full-time seniors at Joel Barlow, Masuk, Newtown, Shelton, or Trumbull high schools and not be related to the foundation's trustees or judges. Financial need is not a consideration. The winner must start a formal education program within six months from the date of receiving the scholarship. The award is payable in four annual installments of $1,000. Proof of enrollment is required for first payment. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to continue receiving payments.

Weller Eight Grade Scholastic Achievement Award

The achievement award is presented annually to eighth grade students with outstanding scholastic achievement in each of the six middle schools in the foundation's five-town area. Participating schools are Helen Keller Middle School in Easton, Jockey Hollow Middle School in Monroe, Newtown Middle School in Newtown, Intermediate Middle School in Shelton, and Hillcrest and Madison middle schools, both in Trumbull. The recipients are full-time eighth grade students who have achieved the highest final GPA in their classes. The recipients are announced in June, and receive a $200 U.S. Savings Bond and a certificate of honor.

Weller Excellence in Teaching Award

The award is presented annually in recognition of the teaching quality and innovation exhibited by classroom teachers of grades K-5. Teachers currently teaching in the Monroe, Trumbull, and Newtown public school systems who developed a successful curriculum project that was implemented during the current or previous academic year may apply. The winner receives $500 and a Certificate of Honor. Completion of formal application required.

Weller Instrumental Music Scholarship

The scholarship is presented annually to high school students who have enrolled in conservatories or colleges as music majors with a concentration in instrumental music. Applicants must be full-time seniors at Joel Barlow, Masuk, Newtown, Shelton, or Trumbull high schools and not be related to the foundation's trustees or judges. Financial need is not a consideration. The winner must start a formal education program within six months from the date of receiving the scholarship. The award is payable in four annual installments of $1,000. Proof of enrollment is required for first payment. Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to continue receiving payments.

Weller Medical/Health Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship is to encourage and financially assist a student upon graduation who has chosen a course of study in the field of Medical/Health Sciences, Healthcare careers acceptable under this Program are Nursing, Therapy, Medical Technology, Paramedics, and other licensed healthcare workers who provide one-on-one healthcare to people. The award is $4,000 or 50 percent of the cost of tuition for the training program, whichever is less. Applicants must be full time seniors at Joel Barlow, Masuk, Newtown, Shelton, or Trumbull High Schools. Application must include a 500 to 700 word essay and official transcript.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Education

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $2,987,630 (market value)

Expenditures: $124,037

Total giving: $67,468

Qualifying distributions: $123,037