Waterbury, CT - For the seventh year running, the Waterbury Police Activity League will send city students to a summer program at the prestigious Taft School free of charge. Students have until Feb. 14 to apply.
There are spots for two seventh-graders in a six-week residential program featuring academics, athletics and social activities.
There are also approximately 20-25 spots for fifth, sixth and seventh-graders in a day program, in a day program, with free busing provided to and from the PAL recreation center on Division Street.
The residential program typically costs $6,700 plus $450 for books.
Through this scholarship, PAL covers these costs for one student, and Taft sponsors the second child.
To date, the PAL-Taft partnership has allowed 12 city students to attend the residential summer program. Four of these students are now enrolled at Taft full time.
PAL offers academic, social and athletic opportunities for thousands of mostly inner-city children, thanks largely to donations from businesses, foundations, grants and individuals.
The group site Albert Bros., Inc. as a particularly strong supporter of the Taft supporter.
Information on the Taft scholarship and the application form are available on www.waterburypal.org. Information is also available through the PAL office at 203-346-3921.