Scholarship Information

Scholarship Pitfalls

Scholarships are not only for college! Many scholarships are offered for post secondary education (such as: college, technical school, culinary, etc).  Please check the scholarship criteria carefully to see if applicable to your situation!

FAILURE TO CHECK FOR SCHOLARSHIPS: Remember to check the Guidance webpage for scholarships that become available. Scholarships are added on a frequent basis so please be sure to check it at least once a week!

FAILURE TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS: Many submitted applications are disqualified because all requested and necessary documentation have not been submitted with the application. READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!

BEWARE OF DEADLINES: Failure to adhere to stated deadlines can cause you to lose out on scholarship opportunities. Plan of action – Complete and submit your applications well before the deadline.

ENVELOPE & STAMP(S): When an original transcript is required to be sent with a scholarship application, please remember to provide a stamped envelope addressed to the scholarship organization together with a signed Transcript Release form (make sure proper postage is on envelope)! Again….. be aware of deadlines! Transcript releases,  teacher recommendations, etc., take time to assemble so please submit applications at least 5 days prior to the deadline date!

FAILURE TO SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: Many students are eligible for scholarships but DO NOT submit the completed applications. You won’t be considered for a scholarship if an application is not submitted or is incomplete.

NOTE:Scholarships are not only for seniorsStart looking for scholarships in 9th grade. Use and The only person who is guaranteed not to get a scholarship is the one who doesn’t apply.

BigSun Scholarship
Application Deadline:  June 19, 2024

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in
their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual 
scholarship to a deserving student.
All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating
in or what their capacity in that sport is.

Deadline                  - June 19, 2024
Amount of Award   - $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute
and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..

Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.

Citizens' Scholarship

Citizens wants to honor the dedication of students and families pursuing higher learning!
Fill out the registration form to be entered for a chance to win a Grand Prize of $15,000
to use towards school expenses and one of the $2,500 monthly prizes for use towards school expenses. Additionally, each quarter a student who meets the required criteria for the
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship Prize will be eligible to win a $2,500 quarterly prize
for use towards school expenses. Click here for Official Rules, details and the application.

Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship
Application Deadline:  September 1, 2024.
Amount:  $2,500 
This scholarship requires a video essay submission, so the sooner students can get started thinking of how they want to respond, the better chances they'll have for standing out.
Who's eligible: Any student, including DACA recipients, who is pursuing a career in the beauty industry
Apply here

Miscellaneous Scholarships 
Some are for grades 9 - 12 students!

Doodle for Google: Use any artistic medium to create a doodle for this Google competition:
U.S. citizens and legal residents only, K-12th grade. Deadline: March 7, 2023

National Italian-American Foundation: Use one application to apply for many scholarships:
Italian-American HS seniors, undergrads, and grad students. Deadline: March 1, 2023

First County Bank: Fairfield County HS seniors seniors:
Deadline: May 1, 2023

Girls Who Code virtual summer programs: Sign up to receive information when the application opens:
Girls and non-binary 9th-12th graders


If transcripts (official or unofficial) are required with any scholarship application, the completed scholarship packet (including the correct amount of postage, addressed envelope to the scholarship organization) and the transcript request form are due to the Guidance Office A MINIMUM OF THREE SCHOOL DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE!

If the scholarship needs counselor and/or teacher recommendations included, the packet should be SUBMITTED TO GUIDANCE AT LEAST 7 SCHOOL DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE! An addressed envelope, with the correct amount of postage should also be given to Guidance for mailing on behalf of the student.

This will allow the transcripts/recommendation forms to be processed and mailed in a timely fashion. 

Official transcripts cannot be given to students, parents, etc. but must go directly to the scholarship organization, committee, etc. If the scholarship needs to be placed in the mail, students are required to bring their completed scholarship application to Guidance 3 to 7 days before the scholarship deadline along with an envelope addressed to the scholarship organization, the correct amount of postage on the envelope and the signed transcript request form.  We will enclose the transcript/recommendation as needed and place in the mail.

College Covered Discovery Student Loan Scholarship

 $5,000 Scholarship:   College-bound students and parents can enter at to win 1 of 12 scholarships worth $5,000 each. Enter early for more chances to win. No essay or lengthy application required.1

The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women
Application Deadlines are Quarterly:   January 1st, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded each quarter together with a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. 

Here is a brief summary of the eligibility requirements:

        + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.

        + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

        + Must identify as female.

        + All majors and GPAs are encouraged to apply!

Please visit their webpage for additional information and to access the application. 

The Huggable Supermom Scholarship

The Huggable Supermom Scholarship will be awarded to one college winner and one high school winner every 6 months. The application and selection timeline is as follows:

First Application Cycle Timeline                           Second Application Cycle Timeline 

- Application deadline: June 30th                             - Application deadline:  December 31

- Interviews with finalists: July                                - Interviews with finalists:  January

- First winner announced: July 31st                         - Winner announced:  January 31 st

The Huggable Supermom Scholarship focuses on supporting single moms, children of single moms, or people whose lives have been impacted in positive ways by single moms.  Put simply, the Huggable Supermom Scholarship is a student scholarship designed to support single mothers and those who support them and benefit from their love.

Please click here for additional information and to access the scholarship application.

Big Future Scholarships
Monthly Deadlines

Please click here for additional information regarding these scholarships.  Scholarships are different each month.

Scholarships offers many scholarships throughout the year.  The scholarships are updated every couple of weeks so it is useful to keep checking the website for available scholarships.

There are several scholarships available with deadlines ranging from October 1, 2021 through December 30, 2021.  Check out the website and the scholarships available! ! ! ! 

  The Horatio Alger Association

Scholarships for High School Seniors

Various scholarships are available for high school seniors.  Please click on their website to learn about the different scholarships, the eligibility requirements, and to complete the applications.

   AFJROTC Scholarship

Headquarters Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (HQ AFJROTC), in conjunction with Air University (AU) and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC), is proud to announce the establishment of a new, annual ROTC scholarship program which recognizes the character and leadership developed in AFJROTC. This effort makes pursuing a commission in the United States Air Force while earning a college degree a reality for many cadets in the Air Force’s most diverse program. 

Please click here for additional information regarding this scholarship.

  Lincoln Tech Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

Lincoln Tech has been training America’s workforce for nearly 75 years, and offer career-focused programs to help students learn the skills they need to put their potential to work in fields like:

SENIORS – Click here to apply for scholarships.  

Lincoln Tech South Windsor Campus

Please click here to access the brochure regarding scholarship opportunities.  

National Center for Homeless Education

Please check the website  for scholarship opportunities through this organization.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

Application Deadlines: Various Dates

- Please check their website!


The Horatio Alger Association sponsors various scholarships throughout the year. Please check their website:

for information regarding the scholarships.


You may also apply for the Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship, please apply online at


The New England Regional Student Program (RSP) has attached a brochure called tuitionbreak which discusses college and financial aid options. Through RSP, students are eligible to pay a lower, regional tuition, instead of the regular out-of-state tuition, when they enroll at out-of-state public colleges and universities within New England and pursue degree programs not offered by their home-state public colleges and universities.

Please visit their website for additional information.

Varsity Tutors

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest

Monthly Scholarship

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:


Sterling Law Offices, S.C. Student Scholarship

Deadlines (2): Bi-annual: June 30 and December 31 every year

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a High School senior who plans on attending post-secondary education full time and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. All majors are encouraged to apply.


Scholarship Guidance

Please visit the following website for a High School and University Resource for students.

Scholarship Experts

Please visit the following website for a free scholarship matching service with a database of over 2.4 milllion scholarships. These scholarships are updated on a daily basis.

Student Scholarships Now

Please visit the following website for scholarships that Connecticut students are eligible for.

This web page has scholarships that change on a monthly basis. Please check this web site frequently for new scholarships as they appear.

Please download their Newsletter by viewing their website:

A free scholarship search website.

Accredited Schools Online Financial Resources

Accredited Schools Online just updated their guide to financial aid for minority students. Their guidebook can be found here:

This expert-driven guide includes an extensive list of scholarships and financial aid resources available specifically for minority students. The guide also includes tips for finding and securing scholarships and other financial aid.

College Scholarships

The website is a scholarship search engine that will help students pay for college with scholarships. Please check the website frequently for updated scholarship opportunities and application deadlines. 

Artists & Writers Awards

Deadlines vary by region

 All students in Grades 7 - 12 can participate and $10 million is available to artists and writers. Please visit the website for further information. 



At Fastweb, They Have It All

 Scholarships, Internships, Colleges and More

Also check out their website for some really interesting scholarships:


Scholly has scholarships for high school students and current college students. Scholly's adaptive matching engine will find the scholarships you qualify for in seconds, without sign-ups or long forms that ask for your personal information.

Please click here to access their website:


A team at have put together several guides to help minority students find grants and scholarships. Here are some links to their guides which might be of interest to minority students.

- Scholarship Guide for Black Students:

- Scholarship Guide for Hispanic Students:

- Scholarship Guide for Asian-American Students:

Each guide offers a lists of scholarships specific to those students as well as a "unique circumstances" section for undocumented or first-generation students. The site also has a more extensive scholarship search tool, which you can find at:

COLLEGECOVERED.COM has the resources to help students and parents pursue college options. 

College Planning Calendar:
A brand-new College Planning Calendar is a yearlong checklist for high school seniors and their parents detailing the must-do’s for the college application process. This tool outlines each step so students and their families can stay on track. Plus, it’s ready to bookmark and print for easy access.

  • Scholarship Sweepstakes: Students and parents can enter for a chance to win a $10,000 college scholarship from Discover Student Loans! Entries are open through January 31, 2019. Visit to enter.
  • FAFSA®: It’s time for all college applicants to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).Our interactive FAFSA assistant can help students and their families get ready to complete the application with tips and guidance based on their personal situation.  


Visitors to can start with the most comprehensive list of free financial aid search sites anywhere…about 70 in all. Then they can read more than 50 articles with tips on admissions and financial aid tip, time management, dealing with difficult roommates, campus life, internships, and much, much more.

Visitors can then use our quick and easy GPA and student loan calculators.

There is also an online degree “quick match” tool which parents, teachers, and staff may find useful.

Feel free to contact Mr. Dan Rosenfield at 337-296-4000 if you have questions.


Community Resource

This organization claims to have an unbiased scholarship guide that would be valuable for students and parents.  This guide breakdowns the best scholarship platforms and instructs users on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible. You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:

The Chamber of Commerce has provided a link for Best College Scholarships.  Click here to access their site.

Additional Resources

Guide titled "45+ College Scholarships for Minority Students" published by Purdue Global. This resource shares more than 45 scholarships for future and current students to supplement the cost of their education and professional development endeavors.

The guide outlines information on where to find the scholarships and grants, as well as organizes opportunities dedicated to specific demographics, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx students, and several others.
Below is the URL to the scholarship opportunities guide:


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