Connecticut Scholarships

For students residing in Connecticut, scholarships available exclusively to that particular demographic can be quite helpful, as it drastically reduces the pool of applicants. Luckily, financial aid is readily available to those willing to do the research. For example, Scholarships.com can help you find information about college scholarships especially created for those living in Connecticut. The scholarships below will give you an idea of the opportunities that may be found at Scholarships.com. To get the full benefit of our free services and for additional information about Connecticut scholarships and awards based on different search criteria, you should conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

BBB Student Ethics Scholarship Award - Connecticut

  • Application Deadline: 8/2/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • BBB Student Ethics Scholarships recognize CT high school students that personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, and overall personal integrity and academic history and can demonstrate these traits in a written essay. The students enter during spring of their Junior year, and are awarded in their senior year. The winner will receive a scholarship of $2,500 to an [...] More

Candice's Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/14/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Candice's Sickle Cell Fund, Inc. has been established to raise awareness among the public concerning sickle cell disease. Our goal is to help alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Tri-State Area (NY/NJ/CT)with sickle cell disease by providing three scholarships annually in the amount of $1500 ($750 presented in September, and $750 presented in January).

    These [...] More

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • EPOC recognizes its duty to assist in the education of individuals planning a career in the environmental industry. Consequently, the EPOC Environmental scholarship fund was established in 1998. The purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to assist Connecticut residents, or an immediate family member (spouse or child) of an EPOC Member in good standing, who are attending an accredited college or [...] More

Healy Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The James P. and Debra Fitzgerald Healy Foundation provides financial assistance to college juniors and seniors who are presented with sudden changes in their financial status. Rising or current college junior or senior at an accredited four-year university or college who have a minimum 3.0 GPA may apply. Must demonstrate existing financial need combined with unexpected hardship and be a resident [...] More

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Students must have developed a distinctive solution to a problem faced by their school, community, or family; or has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in new or unusual ways; or has developed an innovative way to save the [...] More

Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund (NVMSF) is a fund dedicated to financially assisting graduating high school students who plan to major in a medical or biomedical field. The NVMSF extends scholarships to students in the lower Naugatuck Valley area of Connecticut, which is made up of the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, Oxford, and Beacon Falls.

    Applicants must have a GPA [...] More

NEEBC Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • NEEBC's Scholarship Program was established to further the aims of the Council to advance the knowledge and education of individuals in the employee benefits field, or those aspiring to careers in employee benefits. Careers in employee benefits include but are not limited to, careers in the actuarial sciences; ERISA and legal aspects of employee benefits; careers in pension design and planning; [...] More

NEHE Tuition Break Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The New England Board of Higher Education’s Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), provides a discount on tuition to New England residents when they enroll in approved degree programs at out-of-state
    public colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Presidential Scholars Award for Valedictorians and Salutatorians

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • Students who rank number one or two in their graduating class will be considered for the Presidential Scholars Award. An additional one-time Fellowship is made available to allow the Presidential Scholar to engage in a research experience with faculty in an area of his or her interest. Priority consideration will be given to those who complete the application by December 1. To be eligible for [...] More

The Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Karen Ann Shopis-Fox Memorial Scholarship, of the CT Chapter of ASLA, is awarded to encourage awareness and education in the field of landscape architecture. Applicants must be a legal resident of Connecticut and be enrolled in a LAAB-accredited landscape architecture program (undergraduate or graduate) at the college/university level; graduating seniors can only apply if they have been [...] More

The Susan Fund, Inc. Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Susan Fund provides financial and emotional support to those students facing staggering medical costs associated with cancer treatment in addition to the ever-increasing costs of higher education. Applicants must be a current resident of Fairfield County, Connecticut, have been diagnosed with cancer at some time in one's life and be planning/attending an accredited post-high school [...] More

Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship was created in 1988 by the Bigelow family to aid students from New England who are seeking a career in horticulture. The Bigelow family considers student scholarships the most important commitment the horticultural industry can make to ensure the growth and development of the nursery and landscape industry.

    Applicants must be enrolled in an [...] More

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Last Reviewed: April 2019