Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce Presents Scholarships and Grants to Local Students at Annual Meeting
Gabriel Barclay, Brett Hartmann, and Sloane Sweitzer are the 2015 recipients of the N. Rutherford Sheffield Memorial Award for Entrepreneurial Promise and Achievement from the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce. The award was established in 1999 by the Chamber in honor of Mr. Sheffield, who served the Chamber for over 50 years, and was a leader in many community organizations.
Elijah Kuhn, entering his senior year at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the College of New Haven, received the Scholarship Award for Achievement in the Visual Arts. Mr. Kuhn has received the award from the Chamber of each of his years at the College.
All four students were also acknowledged with Proclamations from the State Legislature presented by State Senator Paul Formica and State Representative Devin Carney, who attended the Annual Meeting, and State Senator Art Linares.
The Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber of Commerce Scholarship program has awarded over $30,000 in scholarships and grants to local students since its inception. The Chamber Scholarship Fund is supported through donations to CMRK clothing donation bins located in Lyme and Old Lyme: at the Lyme Firehouse, behind The Bowerbird, at 151 Boston Post Road, and on Route 156 at Shoreline Mowers.
Information about the Lyme-Old Lyme Chamber is available at www.visitoldlyme.com.