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Jimmie Lee Griffin Scholarship

The Jimmie Griffin Scholarship fund recognizes and supports outstanding Waterbury High School and College students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, academic excellence, and community involvement. This scholarship is a tribute to the legacy of Jimmie Griffin and aims to empower the next generation of leaders in our community. Apply now to take the next step in your academic journey!

Stay tuned for the 2024 Grant Application.

About Mr. Jimmie Lee Griffin

Jimmie was an extraordinary person who devoted his life to serving the community. Following his military service, he worked as a VA Coordinator and was committed to ensuring that veterans received the support they needed. Throughout his career, he held multiple roles, including serving as the Local President of the NAACP and running for Mayor of Waterbury. Jimmie's natural charm and persuasive abilities were truly remarkable, and his work will always be remembered as a significant contribution to his community.

How To Apply


Complete Online Application Form.


Submit TWO (2) Letters of Recommendation.


Submit a resume detailing your community service work.

Meet Our 2023 Scholarship Recipient

Amari Brantley is a distinguished senior at Philander Smith University, who has demonstrated outstanding abilities in leadership and academics. Amari is a Waterbury native and attended Sacred Heart University. Amari has served on many boards and initiatives here in Waterbury. With enthusiastic involvement, Amari has become a member of the prestigious Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and has also played a significant role in chartering the NAACP chapter at his college. 

1. Empowering the Future.
2. Investing in Education.
3. Creating Opportunities.

By donating to our scholarship fund, you can make a significant impact on the lives of students who are in need of financial assistance to pursue their academic aspirations. Your contribution can help these young individuals to unlock their potential and achieve their goals. Join us today in creating a brighter future by making a donation towards our scholarship fund.

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