Scholarship Information

The Suffield Observer Board of Directors will sponsor two scholarships to Suffield residents who will be entering an accredited college in September 2018. The two scholarships are in memory of Samuel S. Fuller, the founder of the paper, and Robert O.Y. Warren, a former chairman of the board.


The Samuel S. Fuller Scholarship is open to any Suffield resident who is a senior in high school planning to attend a four-year college majoring in journalism or communications. The applicant should write a 500 to 750-word essay OR create a five-minute presentation using electronic media about something he/she loves to do. Be creative. Tell a story. Animate scenes, emotions and successes. Bring your passion to light. Sam inspired others to look at both sides of an issue and to become an active community participant. He was known for his generosity as well as his ability to laugh at himself.

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The Robert O. Y. Warren III Scholarship is open to a Suffield resident who is a senior in high school planning to attend a four-year college majoring in history, journalism, political science, research or communications and has also participated in community service. The applicant should write a 500 to 750-word essay OR create a five- minute presentation using electronic media about something he/she loves to do. Be creative. Tell a story. Animate scenes, emotions and successes. Bring your passion to light. Bob was a voracious reader and had a deliberate approach to solving problems, using research and analysis to make his reporting complete and comprehensive.

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Scholarship applications must be completed and submitted by email to inbox@thesuffieldobserver.com or to the Observer office by May 15, 2018.