Scholarship Information



Student Scholarships come in many forms, on many levels.  The most local level of scholarship money is found here at the high school in the spring.  RHAM is fortunate to have local organizations from the tri-town area and private individuals donate scholarship funds each year.  Please check this page for updates and information throughout the school year.

 


The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has a directory of  scholarships that are available to students who reside in the 29 Greater Hartford Region (RHAM students qualify).  For more information visit the FAQ page . They offer THREE types of Scholarships:

Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Program : Criteria: High school senior living in, or attending high school in, the Foundation’s 29 town Greater Hartford region; entering a 4-year college/university full-time; class rank in top third of senior class; active volunteer in school, community, or extracurricular activities; has financial need as determined by the Student Aid Index (SAI) of the FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS). Deadline has passed for 2024.

Hartford Foundation scholarships with unique criteria: 80+ Foundation scholarships are available by clicking the link to the Hartford Foundation's scholarship portal. Students create an account, log onto the portal, and complete an eligibility quiz. Students' answers add scholarship applications to their dashboard. Deadline has passed for 2024.

Community Scholarships: Scholarships from local organizations. Each has its own application process, unique criteria, and award amounts. Deadlines vary. 

****UPDATE for The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarships****Because of the continuing FAFSA delays, students may now upload one of the following documents in the Financial Information section of their application:

Documents may be uploaded in PDF, PNG, or JPG formats.


American Educational Guidance Center, Inc. has a site that links to thousands of resources to help people identify their educational, scholarship and financial aid options. You may access this information by visiting: http://www.college-scholarships.com/ .

Imagine America Foundation High School Scholarships: Graduating high school seniors who meet the recommended guidelines are eligible to receive a tuition discount that can be used at career colleges participating in the Imagine America Scholarship Program throughout the nation (see list here: https://www.imagine-america.org/our-schools/ ). For more information please visit: https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships/  and for criteria and FAQ’s please visit: https://www.imagine-america.org/faqimagine-america-high-school-scholarships/ . There are also scholarship opportunities for Connecticut Trade Schools- please visit https://www.imagine-america.org/high-school-scholarships-connecticut-trade-schools/ .

 Many corporate scholarships are available and can be found by doing simple research at each website.  For example, go to the Best Buy, DunkinDonuts, Big Y sites for information.  All deadline and required materials vary so students need to be organized and dedicated to searching the scholarships.

 Raise.me is a social enterprise working in partnership with the White House and over 180 colleges to expand access to higher education by improving the way students prepare for college—both financially and academically. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to award aid, which is often too late to impact a student’s college ambitions or choices, Raise.me enables students to earn grant aid throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular. The amount that students earn from a college on Raise.me represents a guaranteed minimum amount of aid they’ll receive if they apply and are admitted to that college. Please visit https://www.raise.me/ for full details.

CT Dollars and Sense Financial Literacy Portal: A partnership of state agencies has launched CT Dollars & Sense, an on-line portal that provides one website for Connecticut students and parents to find out how to plan, save and pay for college. Students can get information on scholarships, loans, and college savings plans, and also learn how to budget their money or find internships. Information is available by visiting https://ctdollarsandsense.com/

www.CollegeCovered.com : This site, powered by Discover Student Loans, is a free resource on planning and paying for college with information on Discover Scholarship Sweepstakes Awards.

LendEDU's Guide to College Scholarships is a resource that teaches students and families the importance of searching for scholarships when figuring out how to pay for college. The site now includes a new search tool where students can filter scholarship opportunities based on their grade level, GPA, the scholarship amount, and the requirements of the scholarship. https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships .

United Negro College Fund manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. https://scholarships.uncf.org/ 

 Finally, there are a large number of search engines: GoingMerry.com ; fastweb.com ; College Board; Scholarships.com; scholarsapp.com; guaranteed-scholarships.com; School Soup; collegescholarships.org; scholarshipamerica.org- there are many, many more.  Students need to register, enter background information (religion, ethnicity, parent affiliation such as Lions Club, Masons) and the site will kick out all scholarships that the student is eligible to apply for.  Again, great opportunities but there is work required in applying.

 

***PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION***


 

 

 


 

**If you have any questions or need assistance accessing an application, please contact

 Ms. Abbatomarco in the school counseling office!** 

Current Scholarship Applications


Sean Darmody Greene Social Justice Scholarship: In honor of Sean Darmody Greene, Class of 2012, this scholarship will be awarded to a RHAM senior who exhibits great kindness, ambition, and an interest in social justice and who wishes to make the world a better place for all. Application deadline: May 25, 2024.

Marlborough American Legion Auxiliary Unit 197 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating Marlborough resident who is going on to further their education. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application. Please submit your completed application to: Marlborough American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship, c/o Mary Walz, 3 Edgerton St., East Hampton, CT 06424. Deadline: May 28, 2024.

Hebron Lions Club Scholarships: The Hebron Lions Club will be awarding two $4,000 scholarships to students entering a four-year college program and one $2,000 scholarship to students entering a two-year college or trade/career program.  Candidates must be high school seniors. They must be residents of the Town of Hebron OR active members in good standing in the RHAM Leos club, and must plan to attend a college or technical/career school in the 2024/2025 school year. Recipients will be selected based on financial need, scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, community service and other criteria established by the Hebron Lions Club Scholarship Committee. Applications are available by visiting the Hebron Lions website. Deadline: Must be received by May 21, 2024. 


Friends of RHAM High School Football Scholarships:

FORF Scholarship: Up to three Scholarships will be awarded to RHAM High School Football graduating seniors/managers intending to pursue a post-high school course of study at either a college/university/trade school or other post-secondary educational institution/program. Applicants must have played a minimum of two (2) years of RHAM high school football; must have a 2.5 out of 5.0 cumulative GPA through the mid-term marking period; must demonstrate service to his school and/or community determined through one (1) letter of recommendation and complete a personal essay of 250-300 words on the theme presented in the application. Please see full details are on the application and cover letter. Deadline: May 24, 2024.

FORF Benjamin Arthur Sarkis Scholarship: This scholarship is given in memory of Ben Sarkis who played both RHAM Youth and High School football as a Lineman. He is remembered for his sense of humor, creativity and kindness as well as his love for the game of football. One scholarship will be awarded to a RHAM High School Football graduating senior lineman intending to pursue a post-high school course of study at either a college/university/trade school or other post-secondary educational institution. Applicants must have played a minimum of two (2) years of RHAM high school football as a Lineman. Please see full details on the application and cover letter. Deadline: May 24, 2024.

Liberty Bank Kindness Scholarship Program: RHAM HS graduating seniors planning to continue their education at an accredited college, university, trade school or other institution of higher education are invited to apply for the Kindness Scholarship. Three $5000 scholarships will be awarded to students who exemplify the Liberty Bank Brand by consistently demonstrating Kindness in every day moments that have a significant impact on their community. A 500-750 word essay on what kindness means to you and on how you’ve demonstrated the core principles of Be Community Kind in your community that made a significant impact on others is required. Please click here to download full details and application. Deadline: May 24, 2024. 

2024 TriCircle Memorial Scholarship: TriCircle is offering this scholarship to those who reside in Connecticut and are committed to further their studies in the following concentrations: Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation, Health, Mental Health, Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Law Enforcement, and Technical/Trade. Full details and application are available on their website. Deadline: The signed, completed scholarship application, with all supporting documentation, received in one email or mailed in one packet postmarked no later than June 7, 2024. 

The Health Collective LGBTQIA+ Youth Scholarship: Health Collective has partnered with the CTGLC Foundation and the New Haven PRIDE Center to offer 5 scholarships to high school seniors who will pursue higher education at a University, College, or Vocational School.  Application form requires 2 essays: In 250 words, detail your involvement in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community or contributing to a more inclusive environment within your school and in 250 words, outline your future plans for furthering your engagement with and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. Deadline: June 20, 2024. 

The Miracle League of CT Peter Ladd/Johnny Moran Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student, from an accredited Connecticut High School, who contributes to their community through volunteer service to organizations that serve children or adults who have intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities . The volunteer service can be to any organization and is not limited to service for The Miracle League of CT. All applicants must be enrolled or accepted at an accredited 2 or 4 year college and plan to be enrolled full time in the fall semester of 2024. Immediate and extended family members of the Miracle League of CT Board of Directors, Advisory Board, other affiliated boards, or the Ladd and Moran families are not eligible to apply. Full details and applications are available by visiting http://www.miracleleaguect.org/scholarship . Deadline: All applications must be postmarked by May 25, 2024 (deadline was extended-website states 5/15/24).

RHAM Youth Football and Cheer Scholarship: In memory of Paige Houston and Ben Sarkis, The RHAM Youth Football & Cheer Scholarship provides financial support to former RHAM Youth Football players, Cheerleaders, or teen coaches to recognize their years of participation in the organization and the impact it had on their growth. Eligibility: Former RHAM Youth Football player, Cheerleader, or teen coach graduating this year. One football player/football teen coach and one cheerleader/cheerleading teen coach will be awarded scholarships. Essay is required: “In approximately 500 words, share your college goals, choice of major, your career ambitions, and why this scholarship is important to you. Describe your years of experience with RHAM Youth Football and Cheer, as a football player, cheerleader or teen coach and how it had an impact on your life.” Be prepared to paste the essay to the online application.  Deadline: Friday May 31st, 2024.