Two Local Foundations Establish Scholarship in Memory of Chronicle Publisher

Written by Ed Osborn

(left to right) Kenneth DeLisa, vice president for institutional advancement at Eastern; Eileen Ossen; Eastern President Elsa Nunez; David Foster; Marilyn Foster; and Pat Crosbie, widow of Kevin Crosbie

Willimantic, CT — The Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation has partnered with local philanthropist David Foster and his wife Marilyn to create a scholarship program in memory of the late Kevin Crosbie, long-time publisher of the Willimantic Chronicle.

The $50,000 scholarship, funded by a joint contribution from the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation and the Foster Family Foundation, will support Windham High School graduates attending Eastern.  Priority will be given to students interested in music or communications; four students will receive four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 a year. Mrs. Crosbie has also started a fund that will support a future endowment.