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Catholic Foundation Selects Rev. Roughan Scholarship Recipients

Posted on August 02, 2021 in: Catholic Foundation News

Catholic Foundation Selects Rev. Roughan Scholarship Recipients

The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Norwich Inc. is pleased to announce the two 2021 recipients of the Rev. Richard F. Roughan Scholarships as Kevin McEntarfer, son of Paul and Elena McEntarfer of Waterford, and Walker Sutman, son of Heston Sutman of Pawcatuck and Elizabeth Walker Sutman of Waterford. Kevin will enter his freshman year at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, where he plans to study mechanical engineering. Walker is beginning his junior year at Fairfield University, where he is a double major in finance and marketing. 

Each year, the Foundation selects two students to receive $5,000 each as Rev. Roughan Scholarship recipients. Reverend Roughan was a longtime pastor at St. Paul Church in Waterford and established the scholarship through his will. In order to be considered, a student must be a member of St. Paul Church and is required to write an essay entitled, “Why My Faith is Important to Me.” 

Both recipients of this year’s scholarships are very appreciative of their awards. 

“Being chosen for this award is very special for my family and I,” Sutman said. “We strive to be good Catholics each and every day, and to have our actions recognized is extremely humbling. There is nothing more important than having and keeping faith.”

“Being selected for this award is a sincere honor that I will always remember,” McEntarfer said. “I am very appreciative of Father Roughan's generosity in establishing this scholarship in his will."

For more information about the scholarship or contributing to the Catholic Foundation, please contact Mary Ellen Mahoney at or call (860) 886-1928.

By Mary Ellen Mahoney 

Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
Office of Development
331 Main Street, Floor 2
Norwich, CT 06360-5836

Phone: 860-886-1928