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: 8/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • BBB's Student Ethics Scholarship recognizes college-bound high-school students who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall integrity and academic standing. For this scholarship, students must apply while in their junior year of high school. The winner will receive a scholarship to an accredited college or university of his or her choice. Scholarships [...] More

Candice's Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/14/2021
  • 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).

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Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Foundation College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Foundation Inc. presents the Bob Eddy Scholarship Program to Foster Journalism Careers. Awards will be given during the CTSPJ annual dinner and awards banquet on May 25th. Applicants must be starting junior or senior year in the coming fall at an accredited university in Connecticut or be a Connecticut resident enrolled in an accredited [...] More

CTASLA Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • CTASLA offers scholarships to students to encourage awareness and education in the field of landscape architecture. Scholarship applicants must be legal residents of the state of Connecticut. Awards are available to students currently enrolled in an accredited landscape architecture program at the college or university level, and to high school students who are applying to study landscape [...] More

EPOC Environmental Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the EPOC 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 university (CT colleges or out of state colleges) and have declared majors pertinent to the environmental field. The scholarships are awarded annually to junior, senior, and graduate level [...] More

FMC Ice Sports Skaters Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The FMC Skaters Scholarship program was developed to provide financial assistance to ice sports participants and recreational ice skaters that demonstrate personal excellence on and off the ice. The scholarships are awarded to ice hockey, figure skating and recreational skaters. All applicants must be New England residents, high school seniors, and skate at FMC arenas. For more information or to [...] More

Healy Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Healy Foundation’s mission is to assist deserving students with the financial burden of higher education during a time of recent unexpected hardship. This scholarship is both financial need-based and merit-based. Rising or current college junior or senior at an accredited four-year university or college who have a minimum 3.0 GPA may apply. Applicants must demonstrate existing financial need [...] More

Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Interpublic Group Scholarship and Internship is awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and has a demonstrated interest in a career in advertising or public relations. Candidates must be able to fulfill a paid internship during the summer prior to the academic year the scholarship is awarded. Eligible applicants must: be U.S. citizens or permanent residents [...] More

It's My Heart New England CHD Awareness Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/26/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • It's My Heart New England is a non-profit organization created to advocate for and provide support to those affected by Acquired and Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). Through awareness, resources, and education, It's My Heart New England creates alliances and networks among families, groups, hospitals and the community.

    The purpose of the It's My Heart New England Scholarship Program is to [...] More

Jewish Community Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The Jewish Community Foundation offers need-based financial assistance to Jewish students for college and graduate school education, including tuition, fees, room and board. Applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States, current residents of the Greater Hartford area, and U.S. citizens. Specific funds may include unique [...] More

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic

  • Application Deadline: 1/26/2021
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and Internship from Scholastic is awarded to a student interested in communications and media relations and is a rising junior/senior in college who is able to fulfill a paid internship at the company's New York City headquarters during the summer. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Northeastern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • To be eligible for the Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Northeastern Regional Chapter, applicants must be of Korean ancestry (or a student from Korea), demonstrate financial need, have a 3.0 GPA, and be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Northeastern region states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) during [...] More

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Milton Fisher Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship open to exceptionally Innovative and Creative high school juniors and seniors, and first-time college freshmen. 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 to apply for this [...] More

Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Naugatuck Valley Medical Scholarship Fund (NVMSF) is a fund dedicated to financially assisting graduating high school seniors 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 of [...] More

NEBHE Tuition Break Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • NEBHE’s Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major or program. More than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the RSP [...] More

NEEBC Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • NEEBC's Scholarship Program was established 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; work and family issues; and careers [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

Presidential Scholars Award for Valedictorians and Salutatorians

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • 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

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/2/2021
  • Amount: $18,000
  • The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, in the community or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Tall Clubs International annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall. To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men, barefoot. You must also find a local Tall [...] More

The Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The First County Bank Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award honors high school students, living in the lower Fairfield County area, who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home, and in the community. The recipient of this award must be a high school senior and have been accepted to an accredited two or four-year college/university, as well as be a current resident of Stamford, [...] More

The Roothbert Fund Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Roothbert Fund scholarships are open to all in the United States. While the Fund does not emphasize any particular form of religious practice or worship, it seeks to provide support to persons motivated by spiritual values. The Fund has awarded people entering a wide range of careers. However, strong preference will be given to graduate students as well as undergraduates who have completed at [...] More

The Susan Fund, Inc. Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • 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: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Applicants of the Timothy S. and Palmer W. Bigelow, Jr. Scholarship must be enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate landscape/horticulture program or related discipline at a two or four-year institution. The student must currently be enrolled in good standing and carry a full-time complement of courses at the time of application and during the semesters that the scholarship is [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • You have the power to prevent distracted driving among teens. Make a 30-60 second video that inspires your peers to drive safely, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes. Approach your video submission as your chance to find a message that would resonate with you and your peers. If your friends - and teens throughout the United States - were going to watch ONE video that [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

Valley Press Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • Any high school senior from the four counties in Western Massachusetts, who has applied to college and is committed to pursuing journalism as their academic major or minor, is eligible for the Valley Press Club Scholarship. Recipients are notified in May. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

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Last Reviewed: October 2020