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United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarhip Program

Application Deadline:  January 9, 2015

Each year the Connecticut JCI Senate awards $500 scholarships to two Connecticut high school seniors who plan to contiue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools.

The winners are then submitted to the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation for consideration for $1,000 awards.

Information and applications may be downloaded from the website

The Zimmitti Memorial Scholarship Award

Application Deadline:  January 12, 2015

This scholarship is available to senior soccer players from any of the Naugatuck Valley Region High Schools.  To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant should be graduating in June 2015, a member of the high school soccer team and planning to attend college full time in the fall of 2015.

Please click here for additional information and for the scholarship Application.

The Princeton Prize In Race Relations

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2015

In order to recognize, support, and encourage the young people of our country who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the cause of positive race relations, Princeton University sponsors an annual awards program for high school students—the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Applications postmarked by January 31, 2015, will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work.

  • If you are a high school student involved in an activity that is helping to improve race relations in your school or community, we want to hear from you.
  • If you know of a high school student who is helping to improve race relations, please encourage him or her to apply.

Application Information and Instructions

  • The Princeton Prize application process consists of two parts (Part I and Part II). Each part can be separately completed online—OR—downloaded, printed and mailed. Alternatively, printed application materials can be mailed to you directly by contacting us by phone (800-742-1036) or email (
  • Candidate's Application—Part I
  • This is to be filled in and submitted by the applicant only. In order to apply for the Princeton Prize, the candidate must currently be enrolled in grades 9-12.
  • Access the Application Portal to submit your application online


  • Supporter's Form—Part II
  • All applicants must arrange to have a supporter fill in and submit this form. The supporter must be a teacher, adviser, community or religious leader, or other responsible individual—not related to the candidate—who knows about the candidate's participation in the activity described in the application.
  • After submitting Part I, applicants will grant access to supporters to submit Part II through the application portal.
  • Applicants and supporters also have the option to mail in their forms.
    Download, print and mail your application:
    Candidate's Application - Part I [PDF]  |  Supporter's Form - Part II [PDF]

All forms must be submitted online or postmarked by January 31, 2015. If mailing an application, please use the Princeton Prize in Race Relations address provided below

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Alumni Association of Princeton

Princeton University,
P.O. Box 291,
Princeton, NJ 08542-0291


Application Deadline is February 1, 2015

 Awards are given in the categories of High School Senior, Community College, Undergraduate, Graduate and Nontraditional Students (students not of traditional college age). 

Please click here for further information and the scholarship Application.

Marist College Technology Scholarships

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2015

Marist College is offering 5 full tuition, room and board scholarships to study Computer Science and Technology

Technology Scholarships Eligibility

The five technology scholarships are being offered to academically talented Fall 2015 freshman applicants who wish to major in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems.

Selection Criteria for Undergraduate Technology Scholarships Include:

  • Strength of curriculum and academic performance throughout high school
  • Interview with the dean and/or faculty from the School of Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Declaration of Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems as program of study
  • Full-time enrollment at Marist starting Fall 201

All Scholarship Students Will Receive

  • Full 4-year tuition, room and board scholarship.
  • Special advising from the dean and key faculty in the School of Computer Science and Mathematics.
  • Leaders from IBM, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, EMC and other companies will mentor the scholarship students.
  • Opportunity to participate in high-level internships and applied research with FOrtune 500 companies such as IBM, Goldman Sachs, Cisco, Morgan Stanley and EMC.

Apply for Admission 

Application Process

Fill out and complete the application.  Marist offers two methods for applying to the college - online and print.

1.  Apply ONLINE (choose one)

2.  Download and PRINT the Marist Application: 

  • Marist College Application or
  • Download, print, and complete the Counselor Recommendation and Transcript Request Form
  • Submit official copies of your secondary school transcripts
  • Forward official results of the SAT or ACT exam if you want the Admission Committee to consider your scores.
  • Attach a personal essay
  • Send one additional letter of recommendation
  • For information about submitting a supplement, project, or portfolio, please visit the Application Supplements page.
  • Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee

If you are eligible and interested in these scholarship opportunities, apply today! Our online application for admission can be found at

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at 1-800-436-5483 or

 National Co-Op Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:  February 15, 2015

The Wace Partner Institutions will be awarding 195 Merit Scholarships totalling $4.7 million.  To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and apply and be accepted for the 2015-2016 academic year at one of the WACE Partner Institutions.

Please click here for additional information. 

Bezos Scholars Program

Applications must be received by February 17, 2015

This award is for students who are in their JUNIOR year of high school!


Applicants must be attending a school that meets the following criteria: 

  • Public High School (including Charter and Magnet schools)
  • At least 25 percent of students are eligible for free/reduced lunch program (this is a firm cutoff)
  • Offers Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or college credit courses

Student Scholar applicants must meet the following criteria:  

  • Enrolled in a public high school that meets the above criteria
  • Public high school junior during the 2014-15 academic year
  • Legal U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Demonstrates leadership in school and community
  • Scored exceptionally well on PSAT / SAT / ACT / or practice ACT
  • Taking Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate classes or college/community courses
  • GPA of 3.5, or higher
  • Availability to participate on all dates

The Application Process

To begin, you will sign up for a login, which will allow you to save and return to your application. The application contains three parts:

  1. Part One includes basic background information; school and out-of-school activities; coursework; test scores and three written responses. There is also a release form that you and your guardian will need to sign and upload. Be sure to have your transcript and test scores readily available so you can enter in the application form. 
  2. Part Two includes two letters of recommendation. This part will require you to identify two individuals to submit letters of recommendation for you. You might consider asking a teacher, mentor or community member to complete those two recommendation forms. Please note that applicants are responsible for ensuring that references have enough time to complete the recommendation forms by the deadline.
  3. Part Three is for your Principal and Educator Scholar nominee to complete. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that principals and educators have enough time to complete their forms.

Applications must be submitted by the February 17, 2015 deadline to be considered for the Bezos Scholars Program. Please do not leave fields blank. If a question is not applicable, please state why. 

The Selection Committee— a diverse group of big thinkers in education and global advocacy, science, academia, design, media and youth leadership—selects Scholars based on academic achievement, essays and references, along with demonstrated leadership and community engagement.

Key Dates

Specific deadlines for 2015 Scholars are noted below.

  • February 17: Complete applications must be received by the Bezos Family Foundation. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • March 27: Finalists notified via email to schedule a required telephone interview with Bezos Scholars Program staff.
  • March 30 – April 3: Telephone interviews for finalists.
  • April 15: Provisional acceptance of 12 finalists, contingent on the commitment of an Educator Scholar. Alternates and applicants will also be notified.
  • April 17: Student Scholar deadline to confirm/decline provisional acceptance.
  • April 20-24: Educator Scholars notified; required telephone conversations scheduled with Bezos Scholars Program staff.
  • May 1: Educator Scholar deadline to confirm/decline acceptance.
  • May 11: Final Student and Educator Scholars announced.
  • June 27 - July 3: Bezos Scholars attend the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO.

Please visit their website for further information or for the application

Litchfield County Tax Collector's Association

Application Deadline:  March 2, 2015

The Litchfield County Tax Collectors' Association is awarding a scholarship in the amount of $200.00.  In order to qualify for consideration, the applicant must be a resident of Litchfield County, Connecticut; a senior in high school; in good standing in school (not under suspension or probation for academic or disciplinary reasons); planning to continue his or her education; and current in his or her tax obligations, if any, to the town or city of residence.

Applicants must write a one-page essay on the topic of, "How do municipal property taxes affect my education?"   The essay must be submitted with the application form.

Applications and essays must be received by March 2, 2015 and may be faxed to 860.945.4741 or mailed to:

Carla Hamel, CCMC, President
Litchfield County Tax Collectors' Association
37 Deforest St
Watertown, CT  06795

Please click here for further information or to download the application.

Application Deadline:  March 6, 2015

HP Hood LLC will award three $5,000 scholarships to students in each of the six New England states for a total of 18 $5,000 scholarships.

Hood is looking for students who participated in a varsity sport and who will be furthering their education by attending a two-or four- year accredited college next year.  Studens must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community to be eligible.

Please click here for more information regarding this scholarship or visit



The Northeast Utilities Foundation will be awarding six scholarships to new students, majoring in Electronic Engineering Technology, entering Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) in the Fall of 2015.

Each $2000 scholarship will be applied toward tuition ($500 per semester for four semesters - providing that the student achieves a grade of ‘C’ or better in all required courses). Students considered for this scholarship must be eligible to take College Algebra (MAT172) and English Composition (ENG101) as per the College Placement Test or SAT scores.

How to apply:

  1. Complete the Northeast Utilities Foundation Scholarship Application.  Click here for the application.
  2. Complete the NVCC Admission Application.    Click here for the Admission Application Form.
  3. Include the NVCC Admission $20.00 Application Fee    (checks made payable to Naugatuck Valley Community College)

      4.  Send the entire application package to:

Naugatuck Valley Community
ATTN: Kristen Dagan McGee
750 Chase Parkway, T616
Waterbury, CT 06708

       5.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all remaining scholarships have been awarded.

Once the completed application documentation has been received, students will be contacted with the date(s) to take the required Placement Test. If applicable, the NVCC Admission Office will inform students of any additional documentation that may be required.

Please email any questions to:  Kristen Dagan McGee, Professor/EET Coordinator 

Click here to watch the video on this scholarship.

Click here to view the NU Technology Brochure.


Justin Wisniewski Firefighters Scholarship Fund, Inc

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2015

These will be education scholarships to benefit the families of firefighters. The Fund will support at least two $500 Firefighters Scholarships. 

To be eligible to apply for the Scholarship you must be either:  a Firefighter, or the spouse, child or sibling of a firefighter. 

Scholarship A will be awarded to an eligible applicant from the Southington Fire Department.  

Scholarship B will be awarded to an eligible applicant from any Fire Department in the State of Connecticut. 

The basis of the scholarship is defined by volunteerism. Because of the nature of Justin's life, everything was volunteering, whether it was for the Fire Department, the Lions Club, the Boy Scouts, Church or helping his friends and family. This is a rare trait and needs to be acknowledged.

Please click here for more information and the Scholarship Application

Milton Fisher Scholarship

Application Deadline is April 30, 2015

A four-year scholarship!    We offer up to $20,000 (up to $5000 per year for four years).

The scholarship is open to exceptionally Innovative and Creative High School Juniors, Seniors and College Freshmen who are:

  • from Connecticut or the New York City metro area (and plan to attend or are attending college anywhere in the U.S.)
  • from any part of the U.S. who plan to attend (or are attending) college in CT or NYC

Do You Think Outside The Box?

Apply for this scholarship if you are . . .

  • a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way
  • a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family
  • a student who has created a new group, organization, or institution that serves an important need

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is administered by the Community

Make sure you have downloaded the Application Checklist first (listed below) as this provides you with the information you will need.

 RECOMMENDATION FORM                click here to download the "Letter of Support for Applicant" form

 SCHOLARSHIP APPICATION CHECKLIST     click here to download the Scholarship Checklist

 For more information, please email or contact Jermell Knotts at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven at 203-777-7084 or

All information can be found on their web page:



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.


Application Deadline:  March 11, 2015

This year the CHH Auxiliary committee will grant a total of 12 scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000, to be presented on May 12, 2015. Two of the scholarships have particular meaning : The Fabro Scholarship, made possible by a generous bequest from Dr. J. Alfred Fabro, and the Dr. Joseph Curi Scholarship given by his family.

To be considered, a student must state that he/she plans to enter a health-related field. Applicants are to complete the appropriate forms (attached) and submit them in hard copy, postmarked by March 11, 2015 (no exceptions to this cut off date). All applications must be in typed format. Please mail all components of the application in one envelope.

Members of the Selection Committee look forward to reviewing the applications of qualified candidates. If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to contact them at:

Please click here for additional information and the scholarship application form.



Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship
Application Deadline is June 1, 2015

This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.  

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

Application Deadline is June 1, 2015

This is the 4th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website,  to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. 



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. 



This web site is a leading online resource in finding scholarships to help pay for school.

Click here for further information and to access this website.


The Discus Awards scholarship program remains committed to helping students in grades 9 through 12 find money for college, so our popular "Best List of College Scholarships" remains accessible and updated at
Please click here to access this scholarship resource. 


Scholarship information is also posted on the bulletin board or in the Scholarship Box located inside the Guidance Office as it is received!  Check on a regular basis!

Financial Aid Power Point Link 

Click here for the Guidance Information Page


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