The Damato Adult Learners Scholarship was initiated in 2004 by board members who identified the unique needs of adults returning to school and also the changing average age of students attending universities and colleges. Since 2018, the Adult Learner Scholarship has been funded as a part of the Damato financial bequest to the Foundation. Our recipients have included the newly unemployed or underemployed, those in low wage jobs, immigrants, single parents, as well as those whose education was interrupted or delayed. They share a determination to improve their lives and those of their families through education. Among our recipients are those who were able to complete associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. This is a renewable scholarship.
What is the Damato Adult Learner Scholarship?
The Damato Adult Learner Scholarship is a renewable scholarship awarded to eligible adult students. Scholarships are initially awarded for two academic terms and will pay the school or college up to $600 for those taking one course and up to $1000 for those taking two or more courses.
The scholarship award is subject to presentation of evidence of satisfactory progress, by sending a transcript each semester. Scholarships will be continuously renewed for three terms per year ( Fall, Spring, Summer) until the applicant has completed his or her degree or course of study.
The number of scholarships awarded at any given time will depend on the funds available.
Who is eligible to apply?
Anyone at least twenty-one years of age and a Manchester resident for at least six months at the time of application and who has been accepted for admission to a college or other accredited post-secondary school.
What are the scholarship criteria?
The criteria include the following:
How are scholarships awarded?
Damato Adult Learner scholarships are awarded on the basis of the information provided in the completed application (including all required attachments). In addition, the Selection Committee may require a personal interview.
Applicants will be notified of the decision of the Selection Committee within four weeks of the application deadline date.
Application Deadline: April 19, 2021
Complete the application online