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Our Mission Statement: Through the granting of scholarships and awards, we inspire, encourage and support Stamford students in their pursuit of college, graduate and vocational education.

The Joseph W. Nunn Scholarship Foundation was formed in Stamford, Connecticut in 2005 by his parents, Joseph and Myrtle Nunn. The Nunn’s recognize the importance of education and wanted to let others know how they can join in and improve the lives of others in the Stamford community by providing financial support to families and individuals seeking educational and training opportunities. It has been proven that people with college degrees and vocational training are more likely to be gainfully employed and offered career opportunities than those with lesser education. You can help this foundation bridge the gap between family income and college costs.

Congratulations to our 2017 Recipients!Josehs-Photo-jpg

  • Category I: Nicholas Laveris (Stamford High School) was accepted to University of James Madison
  • Category II: Mariel Barocas (Westhill High School) was accepted to Yale University
  • Category II: Raeann Schott (Stamford High School) was accepted to Coastal Carolina University
  • Category III: Angie Murphy (City of Stamford) was accepted into an advanced business course for further development and training.
  • Category IV: Jennifer Kelly accepted the award on behalf of Kids Helping Kids
  • Category IV: Michelle Lappas accepted the award on behalf of Mayors Youth Employment Program
  • Category IV: Regan Allan accepted the award on behalf of PLTI’s PEP program

Joseph W. Nunn graduated in 2002 from Stamford High School and was a post-graduate student of St. Thomas More Academy in Norwich, Connecticut. He had a zest for sports and was a player on the varsity football, ice hockey and lacrosse teams. He attended Nichols College in Massachusetts and Norwalk Community College in Connecticut. Church was very important to Joseph. He attended The First Presbyterian Church of Stamford. He was very energetic and popular among his many friends. He is survived by his wife, Traci and daughter, Cayden. The Joseph W. Nunn Scholarship Foundation (“JWNSF”) was established to honor Joseph’s legacy.

This fund is made possible through donations and also through the generous support of participants in the JWNSF annual awards dinner dance and the annual golf tournament and auction.