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Supporting exemplary
young women

Grace Scholars

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Grace Scholars at Watkinson, created in 2018 by founding donors Janice and David Klein, is a fund designated to enable 8th-grade graduates of Grace Academy, in Hartford, to enroll at Watkinson for high school.

Watkinson has a long-standing relationship with and commitment to Grace Academy, which was established in 2010. Since 2015, Watkinson has funded seven Grace Academy graduates and provided more than $800,000 in financial aid to Grace students. 

The students that benefit from Grace Scholars at Watkinson demonstrate the qualities and characteristics most closely associated with Grace Academy and Watkinson School: determination, an exemplary work ethic, grace under pressure, and a clear sighted vision of the possibilities that await a young woman of substance when they aspire to succeed.

Please consider pledging your support and following the girl through her educational journey.

Thalia Ortiz '19 private school alumnus
Thalia Ortiz-Villafane ’19
Pratt Institute ’24 
Nary Oo private school alumnus
Nary Oo ’21
Boston College ’25, earning a bachelors degree in finance and business analytics
De’Geal Davis ’22
University of Saint Joseph ’26
Paw Shee ’22
University of Saint Joseph ’26

In the video below, Grace Scholar Maria D. ’24 spoke at the 2024 Grace Scholar at Watkinson Fundraiser about the lasting effects of the partnership between Watkinson School and Grace Academy.

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Thomas Murphy

Director of Development
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