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Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program (Formerly The Governor's Scholarship) If you ranked in the top 20% of your class or had SAT scores of at least 1,200, you may be eligible for the Willis Scholarship. The award is up to $5,250 per academic year in a 4 year program or up to $4,650 for full time in a two year program. Winners must attend a Connecticut public or non-profit private institution. Applications must be filed through your high school guidance offices by February 15.


Bohdan "Bo" Kolinsky Memorial Journalism Scholarship The Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance is awarding a $2,000 scholarship in remembrance of Bo Kolinsky, school sports editor of the Hartford Courant, who passed away in 2003. These scholarships may be renewable and recipients may receive up to $10,000 over four yearsApplication can be found at www.ctsportswriters.org. In addition, applicants must submit an application form, a one-page essay stating why the student wishes to pursue a career in print journalism, a one-page letter of recommendation from a teacher, a faculty adviser or a print journalist who supervises the student and at least three samples of their writing. Deadline for application is February 9. More information and other requirements can be found at the Connecticut Sportswriter's website.


Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Program The Hartford Foundation's scholarships are open to graduates of the Greater Hartford area who will be attending college full time in the fall. Applicants should have been in the top third of their class and have been involved as a volunteer in school, community, or other extracurricular activities as well as have financial need.
Types of scholarships available are:

  • General Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Community College Scholarship Fund
  • Individual Scholarship Funds
  • Block Grants to Community Colleges
  • Block Grants for Transfer Students
More details and an application can be found at Hartford Foundation Scholarship page. To search the available scholarships, visit http://www.hfpgscholarships.org/Scholarships/Home/tabid/464/Default.aspx.


Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program - Northrop Grumman is sponsoring scholarships of $8,000 each to students who live near the Grumman campuses in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Utah and Virginia. See NG Scholarship Information Page for exact locations (only certain counties are included). Candidates must plan to study full time in an approved engineering program at an accredited college or university. Tuition, books, lodging and meals are all approved uses of the funds. The application deadline for 2017 has passed. For more information about this scholarship, please visit Northrop Grumman Scholarship Info. To apply, visit Northrop Grumman Application Page.


CT Aid for Public College Students Connecticut residents attending an eligible Connecticut 2 or 4 year public college or university may be eligible for aid up to the amount of unmet need. Submit your FAFSA and contact your financial aid office.


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