Hawley Family Endowed Scholarship for the Ancell School of Business
The Hawley Family Endowed Scholarship is a cooperative project of Ervie S. Hawley and his sons Gary W. Hawley and David S. Hawley. The Hawley family has been a key leader in the growth of the Danbury area for more than 50 years through The Hawley Companies.
From their first major project of the Berkshire Shopping Center in Danbury in 1961 to eventually developing Newtown Road into a major commercial center, the Hawley family has had a determined focus to improve their city.
The Hawley family has strong ties as alumni and students to Western Connecticut State University. Gary Hawley, a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award, completed his Bachelor's Degree in 1978, his son Matthew is working on his Masters of Business Administration, and his daughter Melissa is a freshman undergraduate student.
The Hawley Family Endowed Scholarship began in 2002 as part of the Centennial Campaign. Being philanthropists for Danbury the scholarship is to go to graduating seniors from the three local high schools: Danbury, Immaculate, and Abbott Tech. Recipients have to have a minimum of a 3.0 high school GPA and be committed to an academic major in the Ancell School of Business.