Members of the Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers Association raised money for scholarships, to help graduating public high school seniors further their schooling to become professional educators.

Awards in the amount of $1,100 each were presented to 15 seniors, one from each of the public high schools in the greater Bridgeport area, who had expressed intention to pursue a career in education.

Retired teachers from Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull attended many of the high school awards ceremonies to present the scholarships.

Jaclyn Pensiero of Shelton was one of 15 seniors who was awarded the $1,100 scholarship.