Dr. Howard B. Bennett

Memorial Scholarship

This annual scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Howard B. Bennett, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a life-long educator. As a teacher, principal, and superintendent Dr. Bennett was dedicated to seeing his students succeed. It is awarded to a high school senior currently attending school in the Sylvantide Valley who has dedicated time and effort to improving their community and is planning on continuing their education beyond high school. Preference is given to a student who is committed to entering a field that will serve the common good. Preference for this scholarship will also be given to students with a demonstrated financial need.

The 2021 application is due by midnight on May 18, 2021 an can be found here:


Previous Award Winners


Emma Libera

Nathan Hale-Ray High School


Gavin Hauswirth

Valley Regional High School

Abby Bonilla

Nathan Hale-Ray High School








Abby is attending the University of Connecticut as a Journalism Major and is planning to going into political journalism, or human rights journalism. 


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