FAILURE TO CHECK FOR SCHOLARSHIPS: Remember to check the Guidance Office or the 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 an 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, SAT/ACT scores, teacher recommendations, etc., may take time to assemble so please submit applications ahead of deadline date!
FAILURE TO SUBMIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: Many students will request local scholarship application forms they are eligible for but DO NOT return or submit the completed applications. You won’t be considered for a scholarship if an application is not submitted. (Ex: Only 28% of Dick’s Restaurant Scholarship applications were returned the day prior to the deadline and only 33% of the THS Scholarship packets were returned by the due date)
NOTE: Scholarships are not only for seniors – Start looking for scholarships in 9th grade. Use www.fastweb.com. The only person who is guaranteed not to get a scholarship is the one who doesn’t apply.
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Information and Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Click here to find recent scholarships, criteria and application deadlines.
National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut Scholarships
Scholarship Deadlines: September 15, 2015
The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut ("NFB of CT") is an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for all blind persons. NFB of CT scholarships are judged on the basis of academic quality, service to the community and financial need.
Please click here for further information regarding these scholarships and to download the scholarship application.
BBG Communications Scholarship 2015 - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2015)
A) Be between the ages of 16 and 21 on June 30, 2015
B) Submit answers to the two essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30, 2015 deadline.
C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award
D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
Applications can be found by going to: http://www.scholarshipguidance.com
5. SLAC Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: September 15, 2015)
A) Be Enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than September 2015.
B) Complete the Online Application no later than September 15, 2015.
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Please visit the following website for scholarships that Connecticut students are eligible for.
Ponte Women's Club Scholarship
Application Deadline: September 30, 2015
The Ponte Women's Club will be offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school graduate. This senior must be a daughter, grandaughter, son or grandson of a member of the Ponte Women's Club.
Please click here to download the application.
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.
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.
DISCUS AWARDS PROGRAM
These scholarships and applications change on a daily basis. Check back frequently to get the lastest scholarships available.
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.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science is offering various scholarships. Please click here to visit their website for further information and applications.
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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!
Click here for the Guidance Information Page