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 Ivan Backer Scholarship 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. Applications will become available in October 2021 and normally due in March 2022.