Town of Fairfield News
6/10/2019 - High School Scholarship Foundation of Fairfield Celebrates 30 Years!
First Selectman Mike Tetreau is pleased to announce that the High School Scholarship Foundation of Fairfield (HSSFF) is celebrating 30 years of providing scholarships to graduating seniors at Fairfield's public high schools! In honor of this milestone, First Selectman Tetreau has issued town proclamations for both Fairfield Warde and Fairfield Ludlowe high schools.
The HSSFF has awarded approximately $2 million in scholarships to graduates since its inception and will present 140 scholarships to graduating seniors on June 13, 2019, the night before graduation, at Fairfield Warde and Fairfield Ludlowe’s annual Awards Night celebrations.
These scholarships are funded by contributions from individuals, families, service and social organizations, businesses and bequests. About 40 percent of its scholarships are needs based, while the remainder recognize students for academic pursuits, leadership, music achievement, athletic accomplishments, and community service, among other criteria. HSSFF also administers scholarships for each Fairfield school PTA, as well as the Fairfield PTA Council.
HSSFF President April Burggraf said, “We are grateful for the support HSSFF receives each year from generous donors willing to assist Fairfield public high school graduates as they continue their education and pursue their dreams. Each year, we are so inspired by the graduating seniors we meet and their many accomplishments. It is truly a privilege to play a small role in their future success, and we could not do that without the Fairfield community’s ongoing support.”
First Selectman Mike Tetreau, Ex-Officio Member of HSSFF, stated, “Congratulations to the HSSFF on celebrating its 30th anniversary this year! I wish to thank the Foundation's founders, all of the HSSFF Board's current and former members, as well as all of the generous donors who have funded scholarships for our deserving and hard-working students."
Founded in 1989, HSSFF is a non-profit organization that is run by a volunteer board of directors who believe in the importance of education. The organization’s mission is to provide financial aid in the form of one-time scholarships to graduating seniors of Fairfield public high schools going on to accredited institutions. HSSFF also provides scholarship recipient selection for approximately 35 outside organizations such as the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, and other outside organizations use HSSFF’s applicant base to pick their scholarship recipients.
Rising seniors at Fairfield Warde and Ludlowe can learn more about the application process from their high school guidance counselors and at Financial Aid night in the fall. The online application is available each April at the HSSFF website, www.fairfieldscholarshipfoundation.org.
If you are interested in volunteering for the HSSFF, making a donation or learning how you or your organization can provide a scholarship, please email email@example.com or visit www.fairfieldscholarshipfoundation.org.
The photo shows: l:r: Board Member Sharon Dever, Board Member Pat Abraham Tyler, Founding Member and current Board Member Ann Flanagan, Founding Member and current Vice-President of Scholarships Mary Kay Frost, President April Burggraf, First Selectman Mike Tetreau and Board Member Eileen Doherty.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Hazardous Waste Collection Day: Saturday, August 28, 2021
9am - 2pm at Veteran's Park - 909 Reef Road
The Town of Fairfield hosts its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on a Saturday in late August at Veteran's Park to provide you with the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge. Just load up your car and your car will be emptied for you. There's no need to get out of your vehicle. See more details below.
For information on disposing of hazardous waste all other times of the year, please visit our Hazardous Waste webpage.
What is Collected
Please click here to view a list of what household materials are accepted and which ones are not.
If you have only antifreeze, motor oil or automotive batteries, you can take them directly to the Transfer Station.
There is a specific traffic pattern for the Collection Day. There will be signage posted. Police and volunteers will also be on site to direct traffic and answer questions.
To access the site proceed as follows:
- From Old Post Road or Oldfield Road turn onto Rowland Road
- At the third stop sign turn right onto Edward Street
- Proceed to drop off site at Veterans Park
- Signage is posted and police and volunteers are on site to direct traffic and answer questions.
A few tips for transporting your hazardous waste to the collection site:
- Don't mix hazardous wastes. Keep waste in their original containers if possible.
- Keep hazardous waste away from children and animals.
- Don't smoke in the vehicle.
- For safety reasons, there will be no walk-in drop-offs on Collection Day.
Chemicals from around the home, workshop or garden shed may contain substances which are difficult to dispose of safely. Your effort will help protect our Town's environment and our region's water supply.
The Town needs volunteers from 8:30 - 11:30 or 11:00 - 2:00 on Collection Day. Volunteers will not be handling any hazardous waste. If you would like to volunteer please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.
For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.