Farmington, Conn. (Nov. 24, 2021) — Connecticut Wealth Management, LLC (CTWM) is pleased to announce that Elyece Patterson of Hartford, Connecticut is the recipient of the 2021 CTWM United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarship. Elyece is a Computer Science major at Spelman College, a private, historically Black, women’s liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia. Elyece plans to begin a career in computer science and give back to her community after graduation.
The CTWM United Negro College Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship awarded annually to a full-time college sophomore who is African American and a Connecticut resident. The scholarship is distributed evenly to the recipient their junior and senior year.
“In my neighborhood, statistics show that young women of color must decide to either pursue an education or find their next meal or housing for the night, said Patterson. “I know that working towards my education is an investment in my future and receiving this scholarship will enable me to pursue my dreams.”
Kathleen M. Christensen, CPA/PFS, CDFA, Partner at Connecticut Wealth Management stated, “An important part of our culture at Connecticut Wealth Management are our charitable efforts. We reevaluated our outreach programs in 2020 and determined we wanted to work towards erasing social inequality. We are humbled to offer Elyece the first UNCF Connecticut Scholarship and look forward to her embracing her future leadership role.”
This is currently the only UNCF college scholarship sponsored by a company in Connecticut specifically for African American students in the state. The financial and wealth management firm partnered with the UNCF as a positive step to address racial equity on a statewide level.
“We’re grateful to have Connecticut Wealth Management’s generous support to help uplift more students of color towards degree completion, especially future leaders like Elyece,” said Diego Aviles, Vice President, Fund Development, UNCF Northeast Division.
About The United Negro College Fund
The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority
education organization. The UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its thirty-seven member colleges & universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education & college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20% of African American baccalaureate degrees.
UNCF administers programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, ‟A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” ® Learn more at UNCF.org.
About Connecticut Wealth Management, LLC
Connecticut Wealth Management, LLC is a registered investment advisor that believes in creating genuine partnerships, building trust, and understanding with clients to provide unbiased financial planning and asset management to individuals across Connecticut and nationwide. Connecticut Wealth Management takes pride in employing an independent business model that aligns our interests with those of our clients and engaging in a collaborative, team approach to create empowering wealth management strategies and solutions. For more information about Connecticut Wealth Management, LLC, visit www.CTWealthMgmt.com.