New Alumni Fund Honors Recent TMA Graduate

Johnathan Hamilton, TMA Class of 2015

Talcott Mountain Science Center and Academy are pleased to announce the creation of the Johnathan Hamilton Alumni Fund, an annual scholarship that will provide tuition assistance to selected students in kindergarten through eighth grade attending the Talcott Mountain Academy of Science, Mathematics and Technology (TMA). 


The Fund was established in memory of Johnathan Hamilton, a TMA alumnus, Class of 2015, who died suddenly in October 2020 at the age of 19. This heartbreaking loss for the family and the community inspired an outpouring of in memoriam contributions. TMA decided to use those contributions to start the fund as a tribute to Johnathan.


“Establishing this Fund seemed like a fitting way to remember and to honor Johnathan’s spirit and kind nature,” said Lydia Gibb, Academy Dean. “While gifts received in Johnathan’s memory serve as the foundation for the Fund, we hope others will be inspired to contribute to maximize the Fund’s impact on students and families in need.”


Talcott Mountain Academy is an independent school for intellectually excited students K-8. Founded in 1983 as a division of the Talcott Mountain Science Center for Student Involvement, Inc., and located in Avon, Conn., the Academy is a unique on-site learning laboratory that nurtures children’s innate abilities from an early age. 


The Talcott Mountain Science Center for Student Involvement, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 


For more information about how to contribute to the Johnathan Hamilton Alumni Fund or apply for scholarship, contact Lydia Gibb at 860-677-0035 or email