Bridges Healthcare Accepting Kasdan Scholarship Applications

Applications are now being accepted for The Barry Kasdan Scholarship for the pursuit of a graduate or undergraduate degree in Human Services. Eligible applicants must reside in one of the towns located in Bridges' service region, or be employed or related to a Bridges employee.

CRITERIA FOR AWARDING THE SCHOLARSHIP
We anticipate awarding two $1,000 scholarships in 2019. The successful candidates must meet the following criteria:

1) Must be a Bridges employee, or spouse, child or grandchild of a Bridges employee, or a resident of Ansonia, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, West Haven, or Woodbridge Connecticut;
2) Must be pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in Human Services; and
3) Must have completed at least two semesters of college.

To request an application please contact smee@bridgesmilford.org. Completed applications are due no later than Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Scanned electronic applications with requested additional materials can be emailed to smee@bridgesmilford.org or hard copy applications with requested additional materials can be mailed to:

Barry Kasdan Scholarship Committee
163 Woodvale Road
West Haven, CT 06516

This scholarship was established by Bridges' Board of Directors, the Board Endowment Fund Committee, and the Board Scholarship Committee in honor of Barry Kasdan's 30+ years of leadership and service to Bridges Healthcare, Inc. Funding for the scholarship is derived from the proceeds of the Visionary Leadership dinner, held in honor of Mr. Kasdan's retirement in 2014.

Mr. Kasdan was appointed President and CEO of Bridges, then known as Milford Mental Health, in 1984. Under his leadership, the organization grew from a small mental health agency with 22 employees and a $700,000 budget, to an integrated healthcare system with 160 employees and an annual budget of $13 million. Bridges Healthcare, Inc. continues to grow in size and scope serving over 5,000 areas residents in Ansonia, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, West Haven, and Woodbridge.




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