The Darien Chamber of Commerce raises money on an annual basis to award scholarships to deserving students. The first scholarship was awarded in 2007 and has grown in recent years to multiple scholarship awards. In 2020, four of these scholarships were awarded to Darien High School students and the scholars are chosen by the DHS Scholarship Awards Committee.
Another two awards are available to the students that are the children of Darien Chamber Members, the employees of the Darien Chamber member or the children of DCC member employees. One of these awards is a general education award and the other is a STEM award.
The scholarships are awarded through the Darien Chamber Charitable Foundation. Selection is based on academic excellence and involvement in the Darien community and done by a specially appointed selection committee. The fundraising is done with contributions from DCC members and the money raised through the annual Fundraising Event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed for 2020.
The Darien Chamber Charitable Foundation, Inc. (DCCF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Contributions to the DCCF from our invaluable sponsors and donors like you, help promote our community and contribute to the success of the foundation’s initiatives. Donations to the DCCF are tax deductible to the full extent provided by applicable taxes. We thank you very much for your contributions and for your support to the DCCF Scholarship Program.