Student United Way

Participants in the 2022-23 Student United Way cohort

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Applications are closed for the current cohort. Stay tuned for details on the 2024-25 session or complete the form below.


Together with Juniors and Seniors from other area schools you will experience and learn about the needs in New London County and visit non-profit agencies with programs that address our community’s most urgent challenges. While you volunteer, experience first-hand what it feels like to contribute to your community.

You’ll learn about philanthropy and be an important part of the decision-making process in awarding a local organization a $2,500.00 grant! Don’t know anything about fundraising or non-profit organizations?  No worries – whatever your past experience or future path, we at United Way Southeastern Connecticut look forward to meeting you. 

Students who successfully complete the program can:

  • Fulfill volunteer hour requirements
  • Explore interests in philanthropy and careers at non-profits
  • Build valuable experience for job or school applications
  • Receive a letter of recommendation
  • Give back to their community
  • Earn eligibility for a $500 drawing


Please note that because the 2023-24 Student United Way cohort can accommodate only 20 students, we ask you to review the schedule and make a commitment to attend.  Only students who successfully complete the program (attend at least 10 out of 12 complete sessions) are eligible for program benefits, including a letter of recommendation and entry into the $500.00 cash award drawing.

Session times, dates, and locations vary, and students are responsible for their own transportation.


Thank you for your interest in Student United Way! We’ll reach out when the application period is open for the next Student United Way cohort (August/September of each year). Until then, please follow us @unitedwaysect on Facebook, Instagram, and X or connect with us on LinkedIn.

Contact Lisa Ann Curtis or call 860-464-3314 with any questions.