• The Eugene Atwood Fund

    The Eugene Atwood Fund

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    About Us

    The Eugene Atwood Fund was established in September of 1916 by Eugene Atwood, the owner of the Atwood Machine Company in Stonington, Connecticut. An inventor as well as a businessman, Mr. Atwood prized the value of education.

    In 1916, The Eugene Atwood Fund began providing interest free loans to New London County area college bound students, a practice that still continues today.

    In the early 1950’s, the Board of Trustees established the Eugene Atwood Award as a nod to our founder which provides an award to a student/student(s) based on academic achievement and the individual aligning with our mission statement.

    In June, 2020, the Trade and Tech Committee was established with a goal of adding a new program that provides interest free loans for individuals in the New London County area who will be attending a Technology or Trade Program.

    In August, 2020, the Trade and Tech Committee announced the addition of the Eugene Atwood Innovation Award to provide an award for the purchase of tools/equipment needed for a student pursuing a career in a trade.

    In April, 2021, the Trade and Tech Committee announced the Trade/Tech School and Certification/Licensing Interest Free Loan Program would begin accepting applications on a rolling basis.

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