Students in CT have a number of choices regarding which college to attend. Regardless of whether the aim is to attend an Ivy league or junior college, many students face the same struggles in determining how to best fund their college degree. Many scholarships exist through the state of CT to help CT residents fund their education. For students who are coming from out of state to attend college, many individual colleges and universities offer their own awards. Check out the list below for some ideas of how to secure CT scholarships:
This award is awarded based on financial need to incoming undergraduates at Yale University. The amount of the award greatly varies, from several hundred dollars to more than $50,000 per year. The average award is around $43,000 per year.
CT Minority Teacher Incentive Grant
This award is open to students who are in their last two years of college. The award allows students to receive up to $5,000 per year to fund their last two years of college. In addition, students may be eligible to receive up to $2,500 a year for four years when they teach in a public school in CT. Students must be nominated for this award by a dean at their college or university. This award is only open to students from minority backgrounds. Additional information can be found at this website: https://www.ctohe.org/SFA/pdfs/MTIPForm.pdf.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
This award is open to residents of CT who had a parent die as a result of their service in Iraq of Afghanistan in the post 9/11/2001 conflict. In order to be eligible, students must be younger than 24 years of age and plan to attend college at least half-time. Students are required to submit a FAFSA application in order to be considered for the award and financial need is considered. Additional information can be found at the following website: https://www.ctohe.org/SFA/sfa.shtml#Governor.
Connecticut College Lois Taylor ’32 Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to minority students who demonstrate financial need and academic merit. It was created to honor the first African-American graduate of the college. Additional information about this and other scholarships at CT College can be found here: https://www.conncoll.edu/financial-aid/grants-scholarships/connecticut-college-grants/.
Governor’s Scholarship – Need & Merit Based Awards
This award is open only to CT residents who graduate from a CT high school. Students must rank in the top 20% of their class or have at least a 27 on the ACT exam. Recipients must plan to attend a college or university in the state of CT. For students who meet these criteria, up to $5,000 per year is available if the student attends a 4-year program. Students who plan to attend a 2-year program are also eligible, but the funding is $3,500 per year. Students must complete an application form for this award, which they can obtain from their high school guidance counselor. The form and the students FAFSA application must be received by the February 15th deadline.