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February 1, 2023

New scholarship fund to help city students on bioscience, STEM path

SCREENSHOT SCSU President Joseph Bertolino speaks at a press conference on Jan. 31, 2023 announcing a new scholarship fund for students from New Haven.

As the city of New Haven continues to grow as a bioscience hub, a new scholarship fund will help local students get jobs in this industry and STEM fields.

On Tuesday, several officials gathered at Hill Career Regional High School in New Haven to formally announce the launch of the “Together We Grow | 101 College Street Scholarship Fund.”

It gets its name from a new $250 million bioscience tower currently under construction at 101 College St., which is expected to be completed later this year. 

The new $200,000 scholarship fund was established as part of the 101 College Street Development and Land Disposition Agreement, reached between the developer and city.

The scholarship money will fund college scholarships for students from New Haven’s Hill, Dwight and Downtown neighborhoods who are enrolled in bioscience and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs at Gateway Community College and the BioPath program at Southern Connecticut State University.

Eligible students attending Gateway can get up to $3,000 annually for up to two years, while eligible SCSU students can get up to $5,000 annually for up to four years.

Mayor Justin Elicker noted that the city is “already a growing hub for bioscience and biotechnology.”

“This scholarship program will help ensure that the next generation of homegrown researchers, scientists, and STEM professionals can continue their education at our local colleges and universities, and then go on to get a good-paying job at our local businesses,” Elicker said.

The 525,000-square-foot, 10-story tower at 101 College will be home to companies such as Arvinas and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Yale University and a life sciences incubator.

Developer Carter Winstanley, whose company Winstanley Enterprises is building the new tower, said the scholarship is one part of a larger effort to create access to jobs in the bioscience industry in New Haven. 

“We want students to have the training, education and comfort of working and collaborating with the world-class science professionals in this industry,” Winstanley said.

William T. Brown, CEO of Gateway Community College, said the scholarship fund will be a “gamechanger” for students. 

“Beyond the financial support, which is critical for so many of our residents, the scholarship is a powerful statement that we believe in our city’s young people and that we’re prepared to invest in your long-term success,” Brown said.

SCSU President Joseph Bertolino added, “We're excited to continue growing and further supporting Greater New Haven's burgeoning biotech hub.”

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