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Connecticut Scholarships

Known as the Constitution State, Connecticut is the 3rd smallest but the 4th most densely populates state in the U.S. Scholarship and education are taken seriously in the nutmeg state that is Connecticut. In fact, it was in this state that the nation's first public library opened. This was in 1771 and Connecticut hasn't looked back since. 

Some of the best, most well regarded schools are here in this state. We're talking, of course, about Yale but also about the University of Connecticut, the Universities of Hartford, Connecticut College and Central Connecticut State College. There are also a host of smaller public and private colleges offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of academic fields. 

In Connecticut you'll find need-based and achievement-based scholarships. The state also offers tuition wavers and tuition forgiveness plans for degree candidates in critical fields. These fields include nursing and teaching and are perfect for those students planning on remaining in the state after graduating.

Click on any of the scholarship links below to continue exploring the range of funding opportunities available in the state of Connecticut.

Connecticut Independent College Student Grant

Must be a resident of Connecticut attending or be accepted for enrollment at a private college or university in Connecticut. Must show financial need by submitting FAFSA. For current recipients only.

Connecticut Aid for Public College Students

Must be a resident of Connecticut and be enrolled in a public Connecticut college or university. Must show satisfactory academic progress. Must demonstrate financial need by submitting the FAFSA. Maximum annual award cannot exceed calculated financial need. Renewable with reapplication. - For current recipients only.

Woman's Seamen's Friend Society Scholarships

Eligibility requirements for Undergraduates: 1. There are no restrictions on courses of study for Connecticut residents who are merchant seafarers and/or their dependents attending any institution of higher learning. 2. Connecticut residents who are students at state maritime academies. 3. Legal residents of Connecticut majoring in the marine sciences at an in-state or out-of-state college, university or other approved educational institution. 4. Legal residents of other states who are majoring in the marine sciences at a college, university or other approved educational institution in Connecticut. The Scholarship Committee makes awards after considering financial need, academic achievement, letters of recommendation and proposed program of study. The awards are supplemental and are not intended to be the primary source of financial assistance. Financial Support for Graduate Work in the Marine Sciences Awards to assist graduate students carrying out research in the marine sciences. Awards are made payable to the department in which the individual is enrolled but are for use by that individual exclusively for research expenses. No part of an award may be used for payment of indirect costs to the student's institution. Equipment purchased becomes the property of the institution. Awards are not made for publication expenses, salary, tuition, travel to meetings, or other routine institutional obligations. Priority is given to students working on the first two years of their research . Awards will not normally exceed $500. Graduate students applying for financial support must meet the conditions of eligibility listed above. Graduate students are requested to fill out a REQUEST FOR GRADUATE STUDENT FINANCIAL AID FORM instead of a FINANCIAL AID FORM.

Regional Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be a resident of the Foundation's 21 town service areas: Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury. Applicant will be attending an accredited college/university in the U.S.

Jack and Edith Brownstein Family Fund

Attending University of Pennsylvania - Applicant must be a resident of the Foundation's 21 town service areas: Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbur

Charles F. Mitchell Fund

Male resident of Waterbury for 5 years or more - Majoring in arts or education - Scholarships will not be awarded to students attending colleges which replace internal grants with outside scholarships. For residents of the Foundation’s 21-town service area: Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury.

McDonald's Golden Arches Scholarships

Any Tri-State student planning to attend their first year of college is eligible. Winning students will receive a scholarship award of $1,000. In addition, the student displaying the most outstanding academic achievement will be awarded a $5,000 McDonald's Big Mac Valedictorian Award. The student who best demonstrates a commitment to community service will be awarded a $5,000 McDonald's Community Service Award.

McDonald's GospelFest Music Scholarships

Students from the Tri-State area who plan to major in music are eligible for an award of $1,000 or one $5,000 award ($2,500 per year over 2 years).

Charles and Dorothy M. Greenblatt Fund

Resident of Waterbury for at least five years. - Attending a non-sectarian college or university. - Applicant must be a resident of the Foundation's 21 town service areas: *Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury.

Dr. Mehdi S. & Judith S. Eslami Fund

Preferably a resident of Southbury. - Entering a four-year college or university with interest in health related field or medicine. - Applicant must be a resident of the Foundation's 21 town service areas.

Connecticut League for Nursing - Nursing Scholarship

Nursing students who need financial assistance to complete their education and who demonstrate scholastic ability and professional promise are eligible to apply if they meet the following criteria: 1. Resident of Connecticut 2. Enrolled in nursing education in an NLN accredited Connecticut School of Nursing which is a CLN agency member. a. Baccalaureate applicants must have completed 3rd year of a 4 year program b. Diploma applicants must have completed 1st year of a 2 year program c. Associate degree applicants must have completed 1st year of a 2 year program d. RN students in upper division BSN program must be entering the Senior year of the Nursing Program as verified by the Dean/Director of the Program e. Graduate students must have completed 20 credits in an accredited Nursing Program

KASF Scholarship - Eastern Region

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. For the Eastern Region, schools must be located in either: New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, or Kentucky.

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