Kelly Styles is the former Senior VP, Chief Information Officer at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. His passion is to support young people going into a career pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Kelly retired from Connecticut Children’s in June 2020, and as a tribute to him, generous individuals of the Connecticut Children’s Information Solutions department donated the funds to create the Kelly Styles S.T.E.M. Scholarship. The scholarship is managed by the SINA REACH committee.

Since 2019, the IS department has given a total of $7,000 to Hartford students:

2021 Saskia Linton,
Bulkeley High School
2020 Sirak Hadgu,
Bulkeley High School
2019 Tajon M. Nickson,
Bulkeley High School

If you are interested in donating to the Kelly Styles STEM Scholarship please use this GoFundMe page:

2020 Annual REACH Awards video clip:

One scholarship in the total amount of $3,000, will be awarded to a graduating senior continuing their education in a post-secondary program related to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The student will receive $2,000 the first year and $1,000 the second year if they remain in good standing and continue a STEM-related field.

Who is eligible:

Any graduating high school senior from Hartford, CT is eligible. 
The recipient will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Participated in STEM-related activities
  • Pursuing STEM-related programs in college
  • Academic achievement
  • Financial Need

Application Process:

The Kelly Styles STEM Scholarship ad-hoc committee consisting of representatives from SINA/REACH and the Connecticut Children’s IS department will review all applications. Students will be selected for personal interviews by the same committee. 

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the application, answering all questions, typed or in ink.
  2. Have completed a recommendation on the form provided inside the application (no relatives please).
  3. Applications must be emailed, postmarked, or hand-delivered by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2022. EXTENDED to APRIL 4, 2022.
  4. Mail to: SINA – 207 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106 or Email to: Linda Torres at
  5. Questions? Feel free to call Linda at (860) 493-1618.

Complete Application Checklist:

  • Completed Application Form.
  • A Recommendation Form
  • A 500-word essay, discussing activities or relationships in your life that led to your interest in a STEM-related field.  
  • A copy of your latest available transcript, showing classes taken and grades achieved, along with class ranking
  • A copy of your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores.
  • If available, a copy of your acceptance letter and financial Award for each institution you have been accepted to.
  • Optional – any extra pages if necessary, such as resumes, as well as documentation of special achievements, awards, or newspaper publicity.

Click here to download the application with the Recommendation Form.

Click here to download the complete application in Word Format.

  Click here to download just the Recommendation Form.