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UNH Scholarships


The University of New Haven will host its 29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball, a Black and White Gala, on Saturday, April 21, in the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center.

This signature event is the University's primary scholarship fundraising initiative. Attended by more than 300 guests each year, the Scholarship Ball celebrates the accomplishments of distinguished alumni and raises critical scholarship funds for deserving students who otherwise would not be able to pursue their dreams of earning a college education.

Last year, the Scholarship Ball raised a record $860,000, which directly benefitted scholarships and programs that support our students. To date, the event has generated nearly $4 million dollars. Ultimately, the success of this event is driven by the generosity of our community partners, alumni and friends.

As part of the evening, three distinguished alumni will be honored: Debra A. Bremer '90 M.B.A., K. Oni Chukwu '94 M.B.A., and David J. Peterson '88 B.S. The honorees join the more than 65 distinguished alumni who have been honored over the past 28 years.

This year's President's Award, which is given to University supporters who have gone above and beyond to help UNH students succeed, will be presented to Samuel S. Bergami Jr. '85 E.M.B.A.


Evening Events

6 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

7:30 p.m. Live Auction, Dinner, Awards and Dancing to the music of Ariel.

Meet the 2012 Distinguished Alumni

'90 M.B.A.
Vice President, Worldwide Research & Development Business Technology
Pfizer, Inc.

'94 M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer
Triple Point Technology, Inc.
Member, University Board of Governors

'88 B.S.
President and CEO
4 Media Online
Member, University Board of Governors

Meet the 2012 President's Award Recipient

'85 E.M.B.A.
President and CEO
Alinabal Holding Corporation
Chair, University Bord of Governors


Auctions: Online, Silent and Live

Online Auction Bidding Ends April 21
Join in the fun and excitement of the Scholarship Ball online auction.

Auction items range from exciting vacation getaways and sports memorabilia to overnight hotel stays and restaurant gift certificates. All proceeds from the auction will support UNH scholarships and provide our students with a chance for a promising future.

Get your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues involved. There's something for everyone.

The person who refers the most visitors to the online auction by April 21 will win a $50 Visa gift card.

Here are a few items available online:

  • Two Adult Full-Day Lift Tickets to Okemo Mountain
  • Two Night Stay with Breafast at Best Western Executive Hotel in West Haven
  • Photo Collage of Derek Jeter's 3,000th Hit
  • Admission for Four to Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Conn.
  • Admission to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass.
  • Geoff Nicholson Tie
Silent Auction
Take a sneak peek at some of the silent auction items. Yankee fans won't want to miss the opportunity to bid on tickets to see their team in action. Chocolate lovers will savor a Munson's Chocolate basket. Learn more about BidPal, an interactive wireless bidding device used during the silent auction.

Here are some additional silent auction items:

  • New Haven Restaurant Gift Certificates and Cookbooks
  • Four Sponsor Club Travelers Golf Tickets
  • New York Giants Super Bowl Photograph
  • Vera Bradley Ensemble
  • Signed Jodi Picoult Novels
  • Kindle Fire and Jacket
http://www.newhaven.edu/5819/Live Auction
A 10-course dinner for eight guests at Formosa Asian Fusion Restaurant with Dr. Henry C. Lee and a week stay in a two-bedroom apartment in Paris are just two of the exciting items to be auctioned off during the live auction.

Read the descriptions of live auction items:

  • "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" VIP Experience
  • The Ultimate Football Package: See an NFL Game in New York City and Miami
  • Enjoy Seven Nights on the Island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean in a Luxurious Two-Bedroom Oceanview Condo; Airfare Included
  • Boston Red Sox Game from Corporate Suite; Framed April 20, 1921 Boston/New York Photo
  • Enjoy a 10-Course Chinese Dinner with Dr. Henry C. Lee
  • Live Like a Parisian


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors whose support has a direct impact on our students today and for a lifetime. Click to view a complete sponsor list to date.


See How Much Fun We Had in 2011

View photos from previous Scholarship Balls, including last year's gala, which raised a record $860,000 for scholarships and programs that support our students.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. UNH enrolls approximately 6,400, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and University College, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II's highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.

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April 2-21, 2012
Scholarship Ball Online Auction
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April 21, 2012
29th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball
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May 13, 2012
Spring Commencement
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April 20, 2013
30th Annual Alumni Scholarship Ball

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