Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung was the principal who died while trying to protect her Sandy Hook Elementary School Family. As a lifelong student, Dawn strove for excellence and encouraged those around her to do the same. Dawn gave her life to teaching, instilling a love of learning in all who knew her. CFSA and M & M Group Benefits, Inc. have established a scholarship fund in her honor. The scholarship will benefit pupils who care to proceed on her legacy of empowering our youth’s with insight and instruction. Below you will find two links 1) Application and 2) Rubric. Please access both links–doing so will  help you submit the best application possible.   This scholarship is open to high school seniors entering college and a student actively enrolled in their inaugural year in a higher education program, college/university or technical school. However, you must be directly related to one of CFSA’s members and have the recommendation of your their local’s president.Thank you for your continued interests.

Please Note: This scholarship is offered to benefit the children or dependents of CFSA members. All applications will be verified with the CFSA Local President.


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Reign Brawley, BABS, MBA, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is known as a “troubleshooter” who brings order to chaos; she has over 10 years of experience and business acumen in strategic and integrated communications, business intelligence, and human capital. While acting as an Executive Consultant for Channeled Reflections, USA Reign has provided community stakeholders, non-profits, private and public organizations, in local and Midwestern communities with professional insight on several subjects: organizational architecture, financial controls and reporting, and human capital management.