Scholarship and Mini-grant Applications for the Phyllis Corsetti Endowment Fund Now Available

The Phyllis Corsetti Endowment Fund is administered by the Terryville Public Library Board of Directors. The fund was established in October 2015 through the generosity of Phyllis Corsetti to create an additional resource for the children of the Town of Plymouth. Ms. Corsetti, an educator who loved her teaching career and her students, was a local resident who inspired and encouraged the best qualities in a child. The Endowment allows for several scholarships and mini-grants to be disbursed within the community each year.

Scholarships

Basic Eligibility:

  • The applicant MUST be a resident of the Town of Plymouth per the stated wishes of Ms. Corsetti that the money is meant for the “needs of the children of the Town of Plymouth.”  This does not mean, however, that the applicant must attend Terryville High School. The applicant may attend another secondary school.
  • The applicant must be regarded “as a student in good standing” in the high school which he or she attends.
  • A packet of information, including the application form, student resume, two recommendations, a grade transcript, and the essay, is required for application.

Applications must be completed and submitted to the Terryville Public Library Board of Trustees at the Terryville Public Library or  Terryville High School Guidance Office, no later than Tuesday, April 30, 2024.  Follow the link below to download the Scholarship application.

Phyllis Corsetti Endowment Fund – SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION

Mini-grants

Basic Eligibility:

The following grant guidelines apply to applications for mini-grants from the Phyllis Corsetti Endowment Fund:

  • The organizations of the program for which funding is requested must provide a educational, recreational or enrichment experience to children, ages 0-18, of the Town of Plymouth. Strong documentation of such must also be provided by area groups or agencies that serve individuals from the town. Such requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Phyllis Corsetti Endowment Fund advocates a practice of non-discrimination.
  • Repeat requests from groups or agencies are certainly welcome. However, due to the nature of annual funding, we can not necessarily guarantee a year-to-year grant.
  • Follow-up reports from all grants must be completed and returned to the Library Board of Trustees within 30 days of the activity or the agency will not be eligible for consideration of future funding.

The following projects not generally funded by the Phyllis Corsetti Endowment Fund include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Operating/budget deficits
  • Day-to-day operating expenses
  • Previously incurred obligations
  • Endowments, research, political and/or lobbying activities
  • Property repairs/maintenance
  • Loans and memorials
  • Replacement of governmental or other public funding
  • Fundraising events

Review the complete mini-grant guidelines to ensure your proposal meets all requirements.

Applications must be completed and submitted to the Terryville Public Library Board of Trustees no later than Monday, April 15, 2024.

Phyllis Corsetti Endowment Fund – MINI-GRANT GUIDELINE AND PROPOSAL Part A

Phyllis Corsetti Endowment Fund – MINI-GRANT APPLICATION Part B (including Final Report/Follow-up Narrative Form)