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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Scholarship recipient with Matt Fleury and Ed Klonoski

Scholarships and Endowed Funds

The Endowment Fund provides for the future of the College, its students, and faculty and is a lasting gift for generations. Donations to the Endowed Fund are subject to a requirement that the principle be maintained intact and invested to create a source of income for future generations.

Donations may be allocated to a specific Endowed Fund (Women in Transition Fund, Scholarships, Technology/Program Innovation, Shea Lecture, or Where Most Needed).

An endowed named gift may be established with a minimum of $10,000. The endowed gift may be made in payments over a designated number of years.

Endowment revenue can be restricted by donors. Several of our endowed scholarships are both need-based and merit-based.

Even in these difficult economic times, the State of Connecticut continues to keep an accounting of the the contributions to the Foundation's Endowed Funds so that donations can be matched, $1 for every $4 raised.


Pictured, left to right: Matt Fleury, James (Tracey's husband), Tracey Jossey-Carter, President Ed Klonoski

Matt Fleury (President & CEO of the CT Science Science Center) is a COSC Graduate. Matt appreciates his Charter Oak degree and hosted a fundraising event at the Science Center to raise money for Foundation Scholarships.

Tracey Jossey-Carter is a recipient of Foundation Scholarships and is currently in the Foundation's Women in Transition program. She just earned her Associate degree and is continuing on to earn a Bachelor's degree. Tracey is currently employed in early care and knows the importance that early care teachers have on our young children. She is very appreciative of the Foundation's grants that she has received. Without those funds, she would not have been able to return to college.

James, Tracey's husband, works at the CT Science Center. He has been accepted for the Spring 2011 semester in the CT WAGE program at Charter Oak State College. His dream is to earn a Bachelor's degree and be a CEO like Matt Fleury. The CT WAGE program is much like the WIT program, but also includes disadvantaged and/or underserved single fathers and parents. This program is supported by the CT General Assembly.