HARTFORD — With the generous support from a number of local residents, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is pleased to announce that the new Walter “Doc” Hurley Scholarship Fund for Greater Hartford will be offering a scholarship to an eligible student from the region this year.
Officials said this fund is intended to help continue the proud legacy of the late Walter Hurley who dedicated his life to helping young people achieve their goals.
Several founding donors stepped forward early, providing significant support to ensure that a scholarship could be offered to a student graduating in 2014: Dr. Stanley Battle, Judy Rozie-Battle, Carl Chadburn, Tom Giardini, Yvette Meléndez and Curtis Robinson. Due to their collective initial contributions, the fund achieved its minimum threshold and assured that a scholarship would be awarded this year.
“Walter “Doc” Hurley was a vibrant force in Hartford and is deeply missed by the people of this region, said Linda J. Kelly, president of the Hartford Foundation. “As the community foundation of the Hartford region, we are honored to continue Mr. Hurley’s legacy, and are grateful for the outpouring of support from local residents for the new scholarship fund created in his honor.”