The Connecticut Club Managers Association strongly encourages and supports education for its chapter members and future private club managers. There are several opportunities for chapter members and staff to receive financial aid toward their professional development, including Conference, CMAA Workshops, and higher education. In addition to the scholarships funded through the CCMA, the Club Foundation also sponsors numerous scholarships for managers at various stages of their career.
All chapter members are encouraged to apply for the numerous CMAA and CCMA scholarships available throughout the year, which are available to members at all levels of their career.
For more information on scholarships, please contact Sally Becker.
Connecticut Chapter Scholarship
The James C. Hutchinson, Jr. Scholarship
The Connecticut Chapter has approved a new Scholarship: The James C. Hutchinson, Jr. Scholarship, names for second-generation club manager, Jim Hutchinson a dedicated club manager that shared his career with many, many members throughout his lifetime. He influenced many young people teaching hospitality at Norwalk Community College and mentored young interns at the CMAA National Conference.
The Scholarship is based on merit and need for anyone pursuing an accredited education program or participation in our National Conference and a career in the private club or hospitality industry and is presently employed full time by a club that belongs to the Connecticut Club Managers Association.
The Association will award at least one scholarship each year. The amount of the scholarship will depend on the financial condition of the CCMA and scholarship winners. Applications must be received by November 30 and will be presented by the Scholarship Committee in January.
The Joseph Tonetti Scholarship
Each year, several deserving student/employees receive awards from the chapter. Applications will become available in June and submissions deadline will be in August. Winners will be awarded at the annual meeting.