The Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Application is available!
Applications are due March 20, 2021.
The Chamber's Education Committee works very hard each year to review applications and allocate thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to local students.
This year we are honoring the loss of a beloved community member and Chamber Board Director Tim Pusch through our scholarship awards. Tim was passionate about his community and was very involved with youth activities. With his memory in mind, we look to award a student who personifies his love of life and local involvement.
Timothy E. Pusch
"Having called Simsbury home for over 35 years, Tim passionately immersed himself in the community through a multitude of organizations and causes. He coached little league, youth hockey, and soccer for many years, and from 1990-1995, he served as the President of the Simsbury Little League, for which he was honored as a Simsbury Hometown Hero. He also served on the boards of and devoted himself to several organizations, including the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, Simsbury Soccer Club, Simsbury Chamber of Commerce, and NW CT Chamber of Commerce. For over 40 years Tim worked in the insurance industry-specifically in Group Life & Health. Starting in 1998, Tim managed the Group/Individual Life & Health department at Burns, Brooks & McNeil (now Brooks, Todd & McNeil) in Torrington, CT, where he worked for the rest of his life, earning the respect and friendship of so many colleagues and customers over the years. Tim lived life to the fullest and was the extrovert of all extroverts. He loved talking to people in any setting and found joy and fulfillment in the simplest things, yet was intellectual, thoughtful, progressive and ever-curious."
Published in Hartford Courant on Aug. 18, 2020
The Master's School
Favorite food: Fried Chicken Sandwich
Place you've never visited that you would like to: France
Something new you've tried since school has closed?
Learning about investing in the Stock Market
Farmington High School
Favorite food: Sushi
Place you've never visited that you would like to: France and South Korea
Something new you've tried since school has closed: 3D modeling
Ethel Walker School
Favorite food: Fish Tacos
Place you've never visited that you would like to: Barcelona, Spain
Something new you've tried since school has closed: Cooking and baking (I just baked bread for the first time and it came out really good!)
Favorite food: Definitely Sesame Chicken
Place you've never visited that you would like to: I’ve always wanted to visit Australia, just tour the whole country.
Something new you've tried since school has closed: I have started dabbling in the world of Lego stop animation, which is much more difficult than it looks.