Neag Alumni Society Launches New Student Scholarship Fund

Neag student in classroom As members of the Neag Alumni Society, the Neag Alumni Society’s main focus is working with the dean and the faculty to advocate for the Neag School of Education and to help advance the School’s core mission. Our other focus is to support the students in the Neag School. The most obvious way is through the offering of financial support in the form of scholarships.

Through the support of the Neag Alumni Society Board of Directors, we have officially launched a new Neag Alumni Society Scholarship Fund. At the May Neag Alumni Society Board of Directors’ meeting, the group voted to support a new scholarship fund. Members of the board generously gave donations, which helped start the Fund.

Since the Neag Alumni Society has one of the largest alumni memberships of any school or college at the University of Connecticut, with more than 1,000 members, we are now seeking support from you – members of the Neag School of Education Alumni Society. We hope to enlist your support to help the best and brightest students offset their financial stress. If half of our membership gave at least $10.00, we would raise over $5,000.  That would allow the Society to present five (5) additional scholarship grants of $1,000 next year.

We hope you’ll consider supporting this valuable effort. Please join us in helping a fellow Neag student by visiting and selecting Neag Alumni Society Scholarship Fund.  We appreciate receiving your contributions by September 1, 2012 so we can plan for next year.

If you have questions about how to support this effort, please contact Heather McDonald at (860) 486-4530 or by emailing

We thank you for your support!

Debra Hultgren, ’80 & ’86           William Barney, ’64                        Jerry Spears, ’71 & ’81