“From a young age, I began understanding how to work with a team and become a leader. Over the years I’ve developed those traits through volunteering with YVC.”

– Zeeyaan Somani, previous recipient of the Don and Jean Sloan Scholarship

2019 Scholarship Recipient


Information about this scholarship:

The Don & Jean Sloan Scholarship Fund was established to encourage and reward youth who have made a difference in their communities. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually through YVC to the individual chosen.

Don Sloan served on YVC’s board from its inception until his passing in 2013, and he served as the chairman for 15 years. The scholarship was established as a gift from Don and Jean’s daughter Julie in honor of her parents.

The annual deadline for the Don and Jean Sloan Scholarship is April 30. More information is available on our Youth Service Scholarship page.

2019 Recipient

YVC is excited to announce the recipient of the 2019 Don & Jean Sloan Scholarship: Micah Chen, a volunteer with YVC in Danbury. Micah has served 213 hours with YVC while balancing a variety of other impressive extracurricular activities. Program Director Morgan Greening commented that “His attention to detail is admirable, and his keen intellect allows him to carry out instructions and ideas efficiently and effectively.” Greening also noted that Chen has “made an incredible impact on not just the YVC in Western Connecticut, but also his community.” We are excited to see what his future brings.

The scholarship committee was extremely impressed with the quality of applications this year. Each applicant demonstrated the values of YVC, which made the selection process very challenging. The Sloan family is always inspired by the opportunity to get to know just a few of our amazing youth volunteers through this application process.