Scholarship Information

Scholarships
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 http://www.torrington.org/page.cfm?p=283 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 www.fastweb.com and scholarshipguidance.com. The only person who is guaranteed not to get a scholarship is the one who doesn’t apply.

 

USDA 1890 National

 USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2023

1890 Scholars Program: https://www.usda.gov/partnerships/1890NationalScholars
Closes on Jan. 31, 2023. Full scholarship for minority students studying agriculture and related fields at one of 19 HBCUs.


McDonald's HACER Scholarship
Check their website for Application Deadline

McDonald's HACER scholarship: https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html
"Winners are selected by May to June. (Check for emails by mid-February to find out if you are a semi-finalist.)"


Big Y Scholarship

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2023

Big Y offers a series of scholarships that honor the late Paul H and Gerald E D'Amour, brothers who founded Big Y.

All Big Y scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement and are awarded to academically outstanding students in the Big Y market area.

Please click here to access the Frequently Asked Questions sheet and visit their website to access the scholarship portal and complete the online application.


Maine College of Art & Design Scholarship
Application Deadline:  February 1, 2023

Each year, Maine College of Art & Design awards millions of dollars in scholarships to students entering the BFA program. The Office of Admissions awards renewable merit-based scholarships ranging from $12,000–$22,000 at the time of admission.

They also offer two special scholarships—applications are due February 1, 2023—which your students may qualify for:

Full Tuition Scholarship
MECA&D offers one renewable full tuition scholarship each year to a first-year student coming directly from high school to attend the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program.

To be considered for this scholarship competition students must:
— Be a high school senior applying for Fall 2023 admission
— Complete a full BFA application for Fall 2023 by February 1, 2023
— Submit a portfolio through SlideRoom

BFA Racial Justice Scholarships
Awarded to students of color, Racial Justice Scholarships are for first-year students and transfer students who demonstrate merit and financial need. They range between $1,500–$5,000, are renewable each year the student is enrolled at MECA&D, and are in addition to merit-based scholarships listed above.

To be eligible students should:
— Identify as a student of color
— Submit a FAFSA to MECA&D by February 1, 2023
— Complete a BFA application for Fall 2023 by February 1, 2023

Additional information can be found on Grants and Scholarships at Maine College of Art & Design here. All students who have already completed an application for the December 1 Early Action deadline will also be considered for both the Full Tuition Scholarship and the Racial Justice Scholarships.

If you'd like a representative to talk with in-person or virtually in the spring, you can email us at [email protected] to schedule a visit.


 Connecticut Society Daughters of the American Revolution (CTDAR)

                                          Application Deadline:  February 13, 2023

Each year the Connecticut Society Daughters of the American Revolution (CTDAR) awards up to four (4) $1,000 scholarships each to deserving high school seniors who plan to enter college as freshmen the year after they graduate from high school.

Applicants for the four (4) CTDAR Scholarships must be residents of Connecticut and citizens of the United States (U.S.), members of the senior class of any secondary school, give evidence of good character and rank scholastically in the upper 25% of their class or be members of the National Honor Society.

Students do not need to be members of the DAR to apply for this scholarship. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, scholastic ability, character and leadership potential.  Chapter sponsorship is required for CTDAR scholarships. Students who wish to be considered may send a request letter to the DAR Chapter listed below via email and include their class rank. A student request for an application must be received by the CTDAR State Scholarship Chair no later than January 30, 2023.

After our chapter issues a letter of sponsorship on behalf of the student, the CTDAR State Scholarship Chair will send the application directly to the student by email.
All completed applications must be postmarked by February 13, 2023 and mailed to
Sue Crombie, CTDAR State Scholarship Chair.

Students need to send their letter and information to:

Donna Colavecchio DAR Chapter Scholarship Chair
Brooks-Green Woods Chapter
[email protected]


Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline:  February 20, 2023

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is sponsoring multiple awards for students entering freshman year in high school, entering college or fist year of medical school.

Please click here for additional information about this scholarship and to download the scholarship application.


The Connecticut Bar Foundation 
23rd Annual
Quintin Johnstone
Statewide High School
Essay Contest

Presented by the James W. Cooper Fellows 
2022-2023 Topic:
 “Out with the Books”

Deadline for submission: February 22, 2023

The contest is open to all Connecticut students under the age of 21 who are enrolled in grades 9-12, or their equivalent, at an accredited high school, vocational-technical school, or adult high school credit diploma program located within the State of Connecticut.  The contest is also open to all Connecticut homeschooled students in grades equivalent to 9-12. 
Grand Prize - $2,000
Two Runner-Up Prizes - $1,000 each

Essays will be judged by federal and state court judges, law professors, and attorneys.  An awards ceremony will be held at the Connecticut Supreme Court in Spring 2023.

Entries must be submitted through the auspices of the Connecticut school the student attends, with the exception of homeschooled students.  Each teacher shall select no more than three entries per class.  Teachers of any subject may submit entries.  There is no limit on the number of teachers who may submit entries from a single school.  School counselors may submit no more than three entries per semester.  There is no limit on the number of school counselors who may submit entries from a single school.

For more information, and to access contest materials and submit an entry, please visit our website by clicking the button below.

2022-2023 ESSAY CONTEST MATERIALS

Please contact us at [email protected] 
with any questions.


                        Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
                                Application Deadline:  February 28, 2023

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary awards 13 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to qualified graduates of high schools in the area served by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital who are intending to pursue a career in a healthcare related field.

Ten of these scholarships are financed by the Auxiliary.  Two scholarships of $1,000 are made possible by the generous bequest from the late Dr. J. Alfred Fabro and the family of the late  Dr. Joseph Curi.  An additional scholarship, donated by Drs. Beth Whalen and Terrance Ryan, is specifically for graduates of Torrington High School or Oliver Wolcott Technical School.

All applications must be typed and all required components of the application, including the Checklist (see included), must be in one envelope and submitted by USPS mail postmarked no later than February 28, 2023 (no exceptions to this cutoff date).

Members of the Scholarship Committee will review the applications of qualified candidates.  Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about the application process, 

Please click here for the Checklist and the scholarship application.


Litchfield County Tax Collector's Association Scholarship
Application Deadline:  March 3, 2023


This year the Litchfield County Tax Collectors Association Inc.
will be awarding four scholarships in the amount of $500.00
(five hundred dollars) each: Two Litchfield County Tax Collector's
Association Scholarships and two scholarships on
behalf of the JEFFREY JOHNSON MEMORIAL.

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


Ride-4-Justin 
Justin Wisniewski Firefighters Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Application Deadline:  March 15, 2023


 
Justin Wisniewski's family and the Southington Fire Department, Company 1 established "The Justin Wisniewski Firefighters Scholarship Fund" which is awarded based on volunteerism. 

Please click here for additional information about this scholarship and to download the application.


THS Scholarship Packet
Application Deadline:  Friday, March 24, 2023 by 2:15 PM


NO INCOMPLETE OR LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

The Torrington High School Scholarship application, a checklist and a list of available scholarships for seniors that are currently available through Torrington High School (additions and deletions to these scholarships may occur) is now available.  Please click here to access the application, checklist and scholarships.

Interested seniors must complete the Torrington High School Scholarship Packet.  The scholarships denoted by an asterisk (*) require that students demonstrate financial need.  Therefore, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This form is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  After submission of your FAFSA form, you will receive your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) followed by the Student Aid Report (SAR).

In order to be considered for these scholarships, the following items must be returned to Mrs. Boutin (either by dropping off in the Guidance Office or emailing them to her at [email protected].)

1.  Scholarship Application
2.  Scholarship Check List
3.  At least one College Acceptance Letter or Proof that a college application has been submitted.
4.  Complete SAR - if applying for any of the scholarships denoted by an asterisk (*).  The SAR will be submitted to an outside agency for financial ranking.


                          Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut Scholarships
                                             Application Deadline:  April 1, 2023

This year, the Community Foundation will administer more than 30 scholarship funds. Applications are available online at www.northwestcf.org/scholarships and must be submitted by April 1, 2023.

The Scholarship Program Guidelines and Instructions can be accessed by clicking here.  Applicants are strongly urged to upload all materials through the secure Online
Scholarship form, or email them to [email protected]. If this is not possible,
documents can be submitted to the Community Foundation in hard-copy format and must be postmarked by April 1, 2023.


The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
Early Response Option Deadline:  12:00 PM (noon) April 3, 2023
New High School Application Deadline:  12:00 PM (noon) May 1, 2023

This fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students from New England with financial need.  Successful candidates display academic achievement, sustained service to others, good character, leadership qualities and a history of part-time employment.  

Visit the website www.phillips-scholarship.org for additional information and to complete the online application.


EdAdvance Scholarship
Application Deadline:  5:00 pm on April 13, 2023

EdAdvance will be offering four graduating high school seniors a $1,500 college scholarship.  Applications must include a 500 word essay.

Additional information, access to the eligibility requirements, essay topic and application can be found at their website.
https://www.edadvance.org/scholarships


Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Scholarship
Application Deadline:   Must be received no later than April 30, 2023


The Board of Directors of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association has established a scholarship fund for graduating seniors. Applicants must have participated with a CJSA affiliated club, have a C+ or better average and anticipate attending college as a freshman in September of 2023. All applications must be complete and sent in its entirety in one package to the CJSA Office. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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


B. Davis Scholarship

Application Deadline:  May 21, 2023

Please visit the website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm for additional information and to apply for the scholarship. 

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at [email protected]


PB & J Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline:  May 31, 2023

The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:

  • medical issues
  • peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
  • family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.


When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply.  This scholarship is meant to be inclusive.

Please visit their website https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship  for additional details and for the application.


BigSun Scholarship
Application Deadline:  June 19, 2023

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.

                                             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 http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.


AES Engineers Scholarship
Application Deadline:  October 8, 2023

Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site   https://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php  

Full details are available on their site.



IMPORTANT SCHOLARSHIP/TRANSCRIPT AND RECOMMENDATION INFORMATION

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 Scholarship.CollegeCovered.com 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 https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/ 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.


StudentScholarships.org

Scholarships

StudentScholarships.org 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.

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/targeted-scholarships/


   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 https://nche.ed.gov/scholarships/  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:

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/

for information regarding the scholarships.

 

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



TUITION BREAK FOR NEW ENGLAND RESIDENTS

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 www.nebhe.org/tuitionbreak 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:

http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship.


 

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.

Application- http://www.sterlinglawyers.com/scholarship/


Scholarship Guidance

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

www.scholarshipguidance.com


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.

http://www.scholarshipexperts.com


Student Scholarships Now

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

www.StudentScholarships.org

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:

www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php


Scholarships.com

A free scholarship search website.

scholarships.com



Accredited Schools Online Financial Resources

Accredited Schools Online just updated their guide to financial aid for minority students. Their guidebook can be found here: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/

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 http://www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid/ 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 www.artandwriting.org for further information. 

             

Fastweb

At Fastweb, They Have It All

 Scholarships, Internships, Colleges and More

www.fastweb.com.

Also check out their website for some really interesting scholarships:

http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/the-weirdest-scholarships?utm_source=nlet&utm_content=fw_a2_20151028


SCHOLLY

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: https://www.myscholly.com/


 MONEYGEEK.COM

A team at MoneyGeek.com 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:

http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-black-students/

- Scholarship Guide for Hispanic Students:

http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-hispanic-students/

- Scholarship Guide for Asian-American Students:

http://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-asian-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: http://www.moneygeek.com/education/scholarship-search/


 

COLLEGECOVERED.COM

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.

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  • 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 Scholarship.CollegeCovered.com 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.  

COLLEGE-SCHOLARSHIPS.COM

Visitors to College-Scholarships.com 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:

 

http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/


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


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