Since 2006, SPEF has distributed over $70,000 in scholarship funds. SPEF currently offers two different scholarships and distributes $6,000 to low-income, college bound students each year:

Cathy Guinta Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors the legacy of the Stamford Public Education Foundation’s first Executive Director. Cathy dedicated a significant portion of her life to improving educational opportunities for students in the Stamford Public Schools. Her sons, Ben and David, have continued her legacy by creating the Memorial Scholarship to serve students who aspire to further their education in a trade or technical school. To apply for this scholarship click here.

Ellen Camhi Memorial Scholarship for Public Service

This scholarship was created to preserve Ellen Camhi’s legacy of enthusiastic devotion to public service, in the hope it will continue to inspire others. It is open to any Stamford Public High School graduating seniors attending college or other accredited post-secondary institutions. One or more $2,500 Scholarships will be awarded, based primarily on the student’s participation and strong interest in pursuing public service (whether in education, politics or other forms of civic engagement), along with academic achievement and other factors. To apply for this scholarship or to make a donation towards this scholarship please click here.