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.

Tragedy to Triumph
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.
Joe's Legacy
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.
Donate
You can help this foundation bridge the gap between family income and college costs. This fund is made possible through donations and also through the generous support of participants in the JWNSF annual awards dinner, auctions, galas, and other special events.

Scholarships

  • Academic Award (Cat. II)
  • $2,000
  • The applicant must graduate with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship will be contingent upon his or her final grades.
  • The applicant must be accepted by an accredited U.S. college or university for the current academic year as a full-time student.
  • SHS Scholar Athlete (Cat. I)
  • $5,000
  • This senior athlete at Stamford High must have participated in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Conference and best exemplifies the dedication and pursuit of excellence in more than one sport.
  • The applicant must graduate with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The scholarship will be contingent upon his or her final grades.
  • The applicant must be accepted by an accredited U.S. college or university for the current academic year as a full-time student.
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  • Community Grant (Cat. IV)
  • $1,500
  • To award monies to a Parent Leadership Training Institute of Stamford (PLTI) Alumni, an individual or a Member of a non-profit group for project benefitting the Stamford Community. The applicant must be a resident of Stamford, Connecticut with a high school diploma.
  • Monies will be awarded to the project with the strongest potential for the health, safety, and well-being of the residents of Stamford, Connecticut.

Category III:

$1,500 to one "Adult in the workforce, returning to higher education, including an adult seeking to improve self-sufficiency through training and education."