The University of New Haven hosted its Annual Endowed Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, April 19, 2018 to recognize its generous donors and to connect them with grateful scholarship recipients. The event gives donors an opportunity to interact with the students who directly benefit from their support. This year, endowed scholarships were awarded to more than 270 students. At the event, nine new endowed scholarships were recognized, bringing the number of endowed scholarships to more than 210.
Natasha Muto, a senior double majoring in marine biology and environmental science, was this year’s student speaker. A recipient of the Bucknall Family STEM Endowed Scholarship, she thanked Mr. Bill Bucknall, who established the scholarship, and his two daughters, along with the other donors, for their support and generosity.
"I would not have had these opportunities without the gracious support of donors such as the Bucknall Family. Knowing that dedicated donors supported me gave me the confidence to strive for my dreams."
Natasha Muto '18
Ms. Dolores Ennico, a member of the Board of Governors who received her MBA from the University in 1982, spoke about why she and her husband, Cliff, support the University. "Cliff and I know that students will always have a need for financial support," she said. "We want to do what we can to make sure hardworking and deserving students have the support and opportunities they need to get the University of New Haven education that has helped so many alumni – myself included – to achieve more than we ever thought possible."
The Ennicos established the Dolores and Cliff Ennico Endowed Scholarship in 2012, which is awarded to a female student majoring in math or one of the sciences, including engineering, the natural sciences, and/or forensic science.
The University of New Haven hosted its Annual Endowed Scholarship
Luncheon on Thursday, April 19, 2018, to recognize...