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Heart of Gold Scholarship Application

The Roberta K. Eichler Heart of Gold Scholarship

This $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to support and promote the continuing education of an outstanding student volunteer from our community. We invite and encourage your participation in nominating a current high school senior for this rewarding scholarship opportunity. You may use this page to submit your nomination online.


2016 Scholarship winner Alexandra Bergman, right, poses with 2016 Heart of Gold Honoree Tracie Wilson, SVP, Programming and Development with NBCUniversal,left and United Way EVP Bridget Fox, center.  


  • Candidate must be a high school senior who is a Stamford resident, and/or attends a high school in Stamford and will be attending college in the fall.
  • Candidate must be nominated by their school guidance counselor or teacher, the nonprofit agency at which he/she volunteers, the religious institution he/she attends, or other supervising person.

Selection Criteria

  • Student must have been active over the past two years in one or more volunteer events/projects, serving at least 1 hour per week on average.
  • Student displayed outstanding participation, dedication and commitment towards volunteer events/projects as well as volunteerism in general.
  • Student has demonstrated leadership qualities in connection with volunteerism.
  • Evaluation of student’s letter discussing, among other things, the importance of and benefits the student has personally derived from volunteering.
  • Any other relevant factors or information submitted in support of the nomination.

Sunday, March 5, 2017.


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