We hope that you are all doing well and wanted to reach out to you about some things to keep in mind when applying for scholarships! Communication is key, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your counselor or Ms. Abbatomarco (email@example.com). We are here to help!!
Please watch this page closely for updates on deadlines, methods of submission and, of course, new scholarship offerings! It is important that you give yourself (and anyone else from whom you may need to request a necessary component) enough time to complete your applications.
For the time being, counselors and Ms. A. are only able to send to you, via email, an unofficial copy of your transcript to submit, if required, with your scholarship application(s). Given the circumstances, we are sure many organizations will be understanding of this, however you may want to check with the organization’s contact, in advance of submitting your application, in the cases where an official copy is specified. The official and unofficial transcripts contain the same academic information.
Due to FERPA laws, if you are requesting recommendation letters that were written for the college admission process, please contact the person who wrote it.
How to handle GPA and school official signatures: You can find your GPA on your transcript or request it from your counselor. Please provide a fillable form, if possible, for your counselor to complete. If you are unable to do this, your counselor can provide the information on school letterhead.
If the scholarship currently states for you to submit your completed application to the guidance office, please email your scholarship materials to Ms. Abbatomarco firstname.lastname@example.org. **PLEASE be sure to: attach ALL of the required materials for your application submission AND send a separate email for EACH scholarship. The name of the scholarship should be listed in the subject line of the email.**
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 different types of scholarships in their catalog and information on their directory page, that are available to students who reside in the 29 Greater Hartford Region (RHAM students qualify). Please note that the renewable Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Program submission deadline is on or before 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 15, 2020. Please check individual submission and criteria information for all other scholarships in the catalog. *Applicants complete one application to be eligible for one award (which is renewable over 4 years).
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: fastweb.com/ ; College Board; Scholarships.com; guaranteed-scholarships.com/; School Soup; studentscholarships.org; 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***
**SEE IMPORTANT UPDATES AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE**
- Please make sure all required documents are attached and all information is completed (don’t forget to include your full address if it is requested- Region 8 encompasses 3 different towns!)
- For transcript(s), please sign up on the Transcript Request Sheet in the school counseling office or send an email to (email@example.com ). You must specify whether you need Official or Unofficial copy/copies and allow 2 weekdays to process your request.
- Please meet with your counselor to complete information such as comments, GPA, and signature. (*See updates above*)
- Be sure to notate submission DEADLINES and method of delivery: Some scholarships require that submissions be mailed or emailed directly to the organization while others need to be dropped off in guidance .
**If you have any questions or need assistance accessing an application, please come see Ms. Abbatomarco in Guidance!**
Current Scholarship Applications
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when specified for certain local scholarships listed below.**
American College Foundation-Visionary Scholarship Program: Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior and must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply. Multiple winners to be selected. Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the US. For more information on specific criteria, application procedures and other available free resources, please visit https://americancollegefoundation.org/ . Deadline: Submissions must be received by May 1, 2020.
Injury Doctor Scholarship: This scholarship is judged and awarded primarily on merit and need and applicant will be required to demonstrate both for this scholarship. Eligible applicants planning on entering the medical field must plan to attend a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college by fall semester 2020 ; Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0; Applicants must write a 500 word essay on why they are interested in entering the medical field; Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application. Full details are available by visiting https://www.injuredcalltoday.com/#scholarship-application . Deadline: must be submitted online by June 30, 2020.
Windham-Tolland Retired Teachers Association: Scholarship will be given to a graduating high school senior, in either Windham or Tolland County, who intends to pursue a career in education, hopefully in CT. Application submissions
must be postmarked by March 14, 2020. EXTENSION: Must be received by May 22, 2020 and the interview has been cancelled for this year.
The East Hartford Garden Club Scholarship: Andover residents majoring in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Conservation, Forestry, Environmental Sciences, Botany and other Allied Subjects are eligible to apply. Application deadline: Completed applications must be received by April 1, 2020.
The 2020-2021 CT Roberta B. Willis Need-Merit Scholarship Program (formerly CT Governor’s Scholarship Program): If you are interested in applying for this scholarship please contact your school counselor as soon as possible to begin the application process, but no later than J
anuary 31, 2019 DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL March 6, 2020 , in order for her submit the application on your behalf. Please note the specific guidelines:
- The program requires eligible CT resident high school students to rank in the top 20 percent of their junior year class (upon graduation for all others) and/or have a combined score of 1200 or better on the SAT or have an ACT score of 25 or better.
- To qualify for the need-based requirement, students must have a federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below our annual maximum EFC cutoff of $10,999 to be considered for an award. This information is available by submitting a 2020-2021 FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov) no later than
February 15, 2020Extended to March 15, 2020. Students must list an eligible Connecticut institution on the FAFSA for award consideration.
- In order to qualify for an award, students must ultimately attend an eligible Connecticut public or private, not-for-profit institution of higher education.
- Student award notifications will be sent to the email address the student entered on their FAFSA by August 1, 2020.
2019 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship: This scholarship is available to any high school senior in the United States, with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and will be enrolled in an accredited university in the USA. In order to apply for this scholarship, you need to write a 500+ word essay on ‘why having a higher education is important’. Full details can be found on the application by visiting https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship . Deadline: June 30, 2020.
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund: The Fund offers renewable, 4-year scholarships to students who are permanent residents of New England with financial need who will attend college in the United States. Successful candidates are those who display academic achievement (must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to be considered), commitment to serving others (in school, in the community or at home), good character, leadership qualities, and a consistent history of part-time employment. Complete information and eligibility criteria can be found by visiting www.phillips-scholarship.org . Deadlines: Early Response Option is due by noon April 3, 2020 and Regular Application is due by noon May 1, 2020.
The Justin Wisniewski Firefighters Scholarship Fund: In keeping with Justin’s life example, the scholarship is based totally on volunteerism. To be eligible for the scholarship you must be a CT Firefighter, or the spouse, child, grandchild or sibling of a CT Firefighter. Please visit www.ride4justin.com for more information and to download the application. Deadline is April 1, 2020.
Connecticut Nurserymen’s Foundation, Inc. Horticultural Scholarships: CNF will be awarding 3 scholarships to spring 2020 graduating CT resident students who are accepted into a course of study beneficial to the Horticultural Industry: The Lud and Marie Hoffman Scholarship, The Howard Jennings Scholarship, and The Michael Johnson Scholarship. Applications and full details/criteria are available by visiting www.ctnursery.org Deadlines: March 2, 2020 or March 4, 2020.
Education.com From Classroom to Classroom Scholarship: High school seniors pursuing an education-related degree are eligible. To apply, complete the online scholarship application at https://www.education.com/scholarships/ and submit a short essay. Scholarship winners will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool. Deadline: June 30, 2020.
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 or Miracle League of Southeastern 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 2020. Immediate and extended family members of the Miracle League of CT Board of Directors, Advisory Board, 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 April 24, 2020.
CT State USBC Association Scholar of the Year Awards: Applicant shall be USBC member that holds a current youth membership OR at least one of the applicant’s Parents OR at least one of the applicant’s grandparents is currently a sanctioned member of the CT State USBC Association. The student must be a senior who is entering an institution of higher learning in the summer or fall semester following graduation from a Connecticut High School. Finalists will be interviewed by the scholarship committee. Applications with full details are available by visiting http://ctstateusbcassociation.org/ (click on 'Scholar of the Year' from the menu then choose 'application'). Winners should plan to attend the Youth Awards Festival in June 2020. Deadline: All documentation must be postmarked by March 18, 2020.
Professional Women In Construction, CT Chapter: Applicant must be currently enrolled in or entering into a two-year or four-year college undergraduate program or graduate program to study a construction-related discipline (for example: construction management, architecture, civil, mechanical, structural or electrical engineering, interior design, landscape design). Students may be attending a college or university on a full-time or part-time basis. Please visit https://www.pwcusa.org/chapters/about-connecticut/connecticut-scholarship/ to access full details and application. Deadline EXTENSION: all required documents must be completed and uploaded : no later than
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Friday May 1, 2020 at 5:00pm (EST).
Journalism Education Foundation of New England Scholarship: The New England Newspaper and Press Association awards up to 10 scholarships each year to aspiring journalists through the Journalism Education Foundation of New England. College students or high school seniors who are studying and acquiring work experience that will prepare them to work in the field of journalism are eligible to apply. To qualify students must:
- Be a resident of New England
- Be a senior in high school planning to attend college the following year or an undergraduate college student studying journalism or a related field
- Have a GPA of 3.0 or above
- Demonstrate a serious interest in a career in journalism by sending:
- a cover letter, transcript, resume or biography, letter of recommendation, AND
- a body of published work in a school news publication, general circulation newspaper, or a similar publication AND/OR
- a body of work prepared for a journalism class
PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to sign in to Google to upload documents. Application deadline: March 27, 2020.
The Glenn Moon Scholarship- Association of Retired Teachers of CT: All CT residents who will be 2020 graduates of secondary schools in CT are eligible to apply, IF they are committed to pursuing a career in the field of education. Students MUST use the 2020 online application which can be found by visiting www.artct.org. Be sure to click on the directions for the application. Deadline: Postmarked no later than March 31, 2020. RHAM’s Committee Representative: Eileen O’Reilly, 400 N Main St. #14, Manchester, CT 06042.
Alpha Delta Kappa Connecticut Scholarship: Applicants must be female students entering college in the fall of 2020; must be majoring in education or a related field; and must be a CT resident. Full details are available on the application. Deadline: Application and accompanying documents must be received by March 15, 2020.
2020 Isidore Wise Scholarship Program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center: Scholarships will be awarded to eligible high school students who will be completing their senior year in 2020 and attending an accredited post-secondary undergraduate institution in the fall. Only students who are past or present patients (inpatient or outpatient) of Connecticut Children’s locations or former students of the CCMC School may apply. Scholarship application form and instructions for completion can be found at https://connecticutchildrensfoundation.org/get-involved/patient-families/scholarships/ . Deadline is March 6, 2020.
Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Millstone Power Station Engineering Technology Scholarships: For students who will start full time starting with the fall 2020 Semester in the Nuclear Engineering Technology program at Three Rivers Community College. Dominion will award up to sixteen two-year scholarships, each of which includes: Tuition and fees; Books; TI 89 Graphing Calculator; Monthly stipend; 12-week paid summer internship (see Other Benefits for more details); Free student membership in three professional societies. Further details and online application are available on the TRCC website at http://www.threerivers.edu/admissions/how-to-enroll/financial-aid-scholarships/scholarships/dominion-nuclear-scholarships/ . Deadline: February 15, 2020.
The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, CT Affiliate: Graduating Seniors, who will be majoring in a FCS related area or in FCS education in college, may apply. To download the application, please visit https://www.aafcs.org/ctaafcs/home and select About our Affiliate; CT AAFCS Awards & Scholarships; Student Scholarship. Deadline: March 15, 2020.
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International: Students applying for the following grants must be residents of CT, who are graduating seniors in CT high schools, and are entering a teacher education program in the fall that is appropriate for teacher certification in CT. The Elizabeth Sonier Grant: Senior planning to pursue a career in Music Education. The Hannah Griswold Grant: A minority senior planning to pursue a career in Education. The Lee P. Formica Grant: Senior entering a teacher education program. The Margaret Rose Nielsen Grant: Senior planning to pursue a degree in a teacher education program in Math, Science, or Technology. Applications and full details are available by visiting www.dkgct.weebly.com/grants.html . Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 10, 2020 and mailed to Sue Carpenter, 79 Knox Rd., Litchfield, CT 06759.
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Connecticut Scholarship Program: Four scholarships are available to students who are interested in a construction career: The Angelo Giardini Scholarship ($5,000 for two years, $2,500 each year); The Michael Timura Scholarship ($5,000 for two years, $2,500 each year); The Young Contractors Forum Scholarship ($1,000 for one year); The AGC of Connecticut Foundation Scholarship ($1,000 for one year). Applicants must be Connecticut residents enrolled in, or graduating high school seniors applying for and planning to enter, a four-year building and construction technology or civil engineering program, or entering a two-year technical school with a construction course of study, with the intent of entering a four-year accredited college upon completion of the technical school. Applicants must desire a career in construction. Applications must be submitted on-line via https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/63810-Agc-Of-Connecticut- . Deadline: February 28, 2020.
The Catholic Graduates Club of Greater Hartford, Inc.: Any Catholic student who is a Hartford County (Marlborough) resident, presently attending an accredited secondary school, and planning to attend a four-year college in the Fall of 2020 is eligible to apply. Basis for selection include financial need, scholarship, character, achievement and leadership qualities . It is not necessary that the student attend a Catholic college. Application deadline: March 16, 2020. *Submissions must be arranged in the following order: pages 2, 3 and 4; student’s essay; and an updated copy of the student’s high school transcript.*
CHET Advance Scholarship for FRESHMEN: The 2019-2020 CHET Advance Scholarship will provide up to two hundred twenty-four (224) college scholarships, in the amount of either $2,023 (merit-based) or $1,250 (random selection) to Connecticut high school freshmen. Each recipient has the opportunity to receive up to an additional $500 for a total award of either $2,523 or $1,750 depending on the category Eligibility Requirements • Must be a freshman enrolled in a Connecticut high school, during the 2019-20 school year, as defined above, and at least 13 years of age. • Must have a cumulative 2.0 grade-point average, or C, or higher, at time of application and maintain that average through high school. • Must intend to attend college or other post-secondary study program beginning no later than September 30, 2024 (student can defer college for one year post high-school graduation). If an applicant receives an award under the CHET Advance Scholarship, but does not enter college by September 30, 2024, the award will be forfeited and withdrawn. • For Merit scholarship eligibility, applicant must complete the civic engagement assignment. Applicant must select a community, civic, or government leader to interview and complete a series of questions and required fields on the application. Additional details and criteria are available at www.chetadvance.com . Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59PM EDT on March 12, 2020.
Connecticut Parks Association Dennis Malone Memorial Scholarship: This award is open to applicants who are high school graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited two or four year college and pursue a career in park management, forestry, horticulture, agronomy, or a closely related field. Applications are available at www.ctparks.org under “General Info/Dept. Info”. Submissions must be mailed to: Gerard G. Toner, 26 Ridge Rd., Simsbury, CT 06070. Deadline: Received no later than April 18, 2020.
The George Coleman Scholarship: In an effort to promote and reward academic excellence and the pursuit of a post-secondary degree, The New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (NEACRAO) awards scholarships to three high school graduates who will be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution for the fall 2020 semester. *School Counselor recommendation is required- please contact your counselor to discuss your interest in applying for this scholarship*. Scholarship application, full details/criteria and the list of NEACRAO schools (https://neacrao.org/member-institutions ) can be found by visiting https://www.neacrao.org/scholarship-information. Deadline: Must be submitted electronically by March 1, 2020.
Paula Netto Service Scholarship (Sponsored by the MES PTO): This scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who is pursuing further education. The recipient must be a current resident of Marlborough who has attended Elmer Thienes-Mary Hall Elementary School and who has maintained a solid C average and participated in volunteer community service throughout high school. Application deadline: Must be postmarked by May 1, 2020.
The Kline Family Community Service Scholarship: The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an accredited high school from the State of Connecticut who also has been accepted and will attend the University of Connecticut. The student must have a demonstrated record of community service. Full details and applications (open in March) are available by visiting https://klinefamilyscholarship.org/ . Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted by April 20, 2020.
Diana Tyler Watercolors Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded by former teacher, Diana Tyler, to recognize achievement in art. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: Applications must be returned to guidance by noon by May 20, 2020.
Carl Guild & Associates Scholarship: The scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior with a record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and/or participation in extracurricular school activities. Applicants must plan to attend a two (2)-year community college or four (4)-year college or university. Full details and application are available by visiting https://www.carlguild.com/scholarship/ . Deadline: Must be received by
April 1, 2020 Extended to May 1, 2020 . Please mail submissions to CGA, PO Box 188, East Hampton, CT 06424.
Tolland County Agricultural Center, Inc. Memorial Scholarship: Eligible students must be a senior in high school who has been accepted into a one, two or four-year program with plans of study in Agriculture (horticulture, animal science, pre vet, etc.) or Family Studies related fields (culinary arts, fashion design, education, etc.). Applicant must be a resident of Tolland County (Hebron/Amston/Andover). Deadline: Application submissions must be received by chairperson no later than April 1, 2020.
Phi Delta Kappa-State of CT Chapter-Scholarship: To be eligible, applicant must be planning to major/concentrate in education. Deadline: Application must be postmarked no later than April 3, 2020.
Eastern Connecticut USBC Association: Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior planning to continue his/her education in the summer or fall of 2020. The student, mother or father must be a bowler and a certified member of the Eastern CT USBC Association and currently bowling in one of the bowling centers governed by Eastern CT USBC Association. If an applicant is selected as a finalist, an interview by the scholarship committee may be required. Full details are listed on the application. A school profile must be submitted. Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 10, 2020.
RHAM Music Boosters, Inc. Scholarship: Awarded to a graduating senior continuing their education in music. Students applying for this scholarship must major or minor in music at a recognized four-year -college offering a music program. Application deadline: Please return the completed application to the Guidance Department by noon April 29, 2020.
East Hampton Rotary Club Scholarship: Graduating seniors who are Marlborough residents and will graduate from a secondary school accredited by the State of Connecticut may apply. *Please note that children/grandchildren of East Hampton Rotary Club members are not eligible.* The scholarship may be used for expenses at an accredited 4 or 5 year college or university, community college, a trade school or a commercial school. Deadline: Submit Application and all materials
are due in the Guidance Department by noon on by mail to Christine Costa c/o Liberty Bank, PO Box 188, Marlborough, CT 06447 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2020.
Andover Friends of the Library Scholarship: Will be awarded to an Andover resident, currently enrolled as a senior in any high school, who is pursuing further education. The recipient must hold a valid Andover library card (don’t have one…get one!) and demonstrate knowledge of and interest in the Andover Public Library. Application (also available at the Andover Public Library) deadline: Please drop off application to the Andover Public Library no later than May 1, 2020.
2020 Workers’ Memorial Day Scholarship Essay Contest: This year the Connecticut AFL-CIO Health and Safety Committee wishes to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Kleen Energy Plant Explosion. Entries will be judged anonymously on content, originality and clarity of vision. The winners of this contest will be asked to share a portion of their essay during the 2020 Worker Memorial Day event on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at 12 noon, at the Bushnell Park Worker Memorial. Full details are available on the application. Deadline: Must be received by April 1, 2020.
Liberty Bank Foundation Donald B. Wilbur Scholarship: Graduating students who intend to enroll in full time study at an accredited college, university or other institution of higher education (two-year or more) with the goal of majoring in engineering or a technology-related field are eligible to apply. Applications and all requirements can be downloaded from the foundation website at https://libertybankfoundation.org/programs/ . Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 24, 2020. *Residents of all three RHAM towns qualify.*
SBM Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program: High school students who are U.S. citizens, who reside fulltime in Hartford, Tolland or Windham Counties, are in the top 40 percent of their class, and plan to attend a 2 or 4-yr. accredited college or university in Connecticut, fulltime, are eligible to apply. Scholarships are renewable for students who maintain academic and other eligibility requirements in college. Complete eligibility information and applications are available by visiting the scholarship page at http://sbmfoundation.org/ or by calling (860) 533-1067 to request that an application be sent to you by mail. Deadline:
March 31, 2020. EXTENDED to April 30, 2020.
Marlborough American Legion Auxiliary Unit 197 Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating RHAM High School senior who is a Marlborough resident going on to further their education. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: Completed applications are due in the Guidance Department by Noon on May 20, 2020.
Rob Turo Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to graduating RHAM HS seniors who, at some point in their lives, played Lacrosse. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5/5 and write a 1500-word minimum essay on ‘what lacrosse meant to them and how they will use those lessons in the next chapter of life’. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Application, found above. Deadline: Submit your completed application to the guidance office by noon on May 22, 2020.
Anchor Lodge George Seely Memorial Scholarship Fund: This scholarship is made available to graduating students from RHAM High School who have been accepted at, and are committed to attend, a school of higher education. The course of study may involve college level degrees in technical, military or academic fields. Essay required. Application deadline:
on or before April 29, 2020. Extension: must be received by June 30, 2020.
Anchor Lodge of East Hampton Masonic Scholarship: Scholarships are available to qualified graduating seniors at RHAM High School, residing in Marlborough or Hebron, who are furthering their education in a field of the trades i.e.: arts, environmental science, carpentry, culinary, wild life management or vocational, technical, agricultural institution. Application deadline:
Must be received by April 19, 2020. Extension: must be received by June 30, 2020.
Marlborough Volunteer Fire Dept. Women's Auxiliary Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior, who resides in Marlborough, for the purpose of defraying higher education costs. Application deadline: Please return to the guidance office by May 1, 2020.
Marlborough Education Association Scholarship: This scholarship is available to members of the graduating class at RHAM HS who are Marlborough Elementary School graduates and who demonstrate outstanding citizenship and plan to continue their education. Application deadline: May 8, 2020.
CT Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA): Applicant must be a resident of the State of Connecticut • Be an undergraduate student for the 2020-2021 academic year, enrolled at least half-time • Be enrolled and attending an eligible Connecticut state or non-profit, degree granting institution of higher education in the 2020-2021 academic year (the eligible institutions are listed on the website) • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $6,000 or less per the student’s most recent FAFSA submission in 2020-2021 • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) • Not be in default on any CHESLA loans. Full details and application are available by visiting http://chesla.org/scholarships . Deadline: Completed applications (via the online portal) must be submitted by 11:59PM on May 1, 2020.
Barbara Bland Wythe Art Scholarship: Scholarship is awarded, in memory of Barbara Bland Wythe, to a graduating senior who intends to major in art and pursue a career in the arts and has been accepted into a four-year program at a college or university. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: Completed applications are due in the Guidance Department by Noon on May 20, 2020.
The Matthew Shafner Memorial Scholarship for Sons and Daughters of Disabled Workers: This scholarship is being offered to assist a senior high school student who lives in Connecticut and demonstrates both academic excellence and the financial need to go on to college. A student qualifies as a candidate for this scholarship if one or more of the following criteria are satisfied by their parent or legal guardian: is deceased as a result of a work related injury; has been found to be permanently and totally disabled from all forms of work; has sustained a work related injury resulting in loss of a limb or; has sustained a work related permanent disability that has resulted in an inability to return to their former employment and has suffered a permanent wage loss. THE DISABILITY MUST ARISE OUT OF WORKPLACE INJURY. Further details on the application should be read carefully. Total disability must be confirmed by a workers’ compensation final decision or social security award. Deadline: Application must be received by
April 1, 2020 EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2020.
RHAM Common Scholarship Application: A brief description for each of the eight offered scholarships is included on the application: Margaret Hammond Lapresto Memorial Award, Robert and Annie Hutchinson-Foote Memorial Scholarships, Charles F. Malecky Memorial Scholarship, The Donald Lack Scholarship Fund (sponsored by Marlborough Lions’ Club), David Petro Scholarship, Lori Rycroft Memorial Scholarship, and The Paige Houston Memorial Scholarship, Andover Elementary Scholaship. Application deadline: Completed applications are due in the Guidance Department by Noon on May 21, 2020.
The Friends of RHAM Soccer Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded to one male scholar athlete and to one female scholar athlete. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, the scholar athlete has to be a graduating senior in the class of 2020, who has participated as an athlete or manager in the RHAM Soccer program during one or more years of RHAM high school. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: Completed applications are due in the Guidance Department by Noon on May 21, 2020.
RHAM Education Association Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to graduates who are furthering their education to enter the professions of teaching or human services; to recognize exemplary community service or to recognize extraordinary progress since the freshmen year. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above on this page. Deadline: Applications must be returned to Guidance by noon on May 1, 2020.
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. These will be offered to selected High School seniors who are residents of the Town of Hebron or active members in the RHAM Leos Club. Applicant must have been accepted into and use the funds for an educational program for the 2020/2021 school year. Selection criteria will include scholastic achievement, financial need and extracurricular activities, and community service. Full details are available on the Scholarship Bulletin. Applications are available by visiting http://www.hebronharvestfair.org/lions-scholarships . Deadline: Must be received by
May 4, 2020 EXTENDED TO MAY 14, 2020.
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: please submit your completed application to the guidance office by noon on May 21, 2020.
Hebron Veterans Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship is offered by the Hebron American Legion Post 95, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8776 and Sons of the American Legion Post 95, to a Hebron, Andover or Marlborough graduate who is entering college or accredited technical school and is able to document that they are the son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter of a veteran, who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the USA. Application deadline: May 15, 2020.
Andover Education Association/Andover P.T.A Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to an Andover resident who attended Andover Elementary School. This applicant must be a graduating high school student who has been accepted to an accredited educational institution having a degree or certificate program. The applicant should plan to work with children either in the teaching profession or in other fields having a direct benefit to children. Application submission deadline: May 1, 2020.
Arthur J. Duprey Scholarship: This scholarship, based on academics, extra-curricular activities, and financial need, shall be awarded to an Andover student who is a RHAM High School senior who has been accepted at an accredited educational institution having a degree or certification program. Application submission deadline: May 1, 2020. and should be sent to the attention of Principal Briody, Andover Elementary School.
Robert M. Hutchinson Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship awarded in memory of Robert M. Hutchinson to financially assist an Andover RHAM graduate who is pursuing further education. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: Completed applications are due in the Guidance Department by Noon on May 15, 2020.
Florence Louise Phelps Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship is from the estate of Mary Bissell Kolb and is awarded annually (over a two year period to each recipient) to seniors who show indications of having an outstanding personality, qualities of leadership, and a serious, if not professional, interest in social problems and their fellow being. Recipient must be enrolled in a non-sectarian school. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: Completed applications are due in the Guidance Department by Noon on May 8, 2020.
Kevin Pearl Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a graduating RHAM High School student who is pursuing further education. Preference will be given to a student who will study the field of culinary arts. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: Completed applications are due in the Guidance Department by Noon on May 14, 2020.
Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program: Eligibility Criteria:Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential) by spring 2020; Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020; Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States; Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA); Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity; Be a United States citizen. For full details and application please visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/ . Deadline: all required materials must be uploaded to your online application by April 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT (Noon).
Connecticut Education Foundation Ethnic Minority Scholarship: Candidate shall be a minority as recognized by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education (Black; Native-American/Alaskan Native; Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino); The applicant must be a full time high school student currently enrolled in a public high school in Connecticut; The applicant must indicate evidence of pursuing interest in teaching as a career in college and confirm his/her intention to enter the teaching profession in CT; The applicant must present evidence of maintaining a 3.0 cumulative index average on a 4 point scale during high school; The applicant should provide instances of leadership roles, community activities, volunteer experience and financial need. Please visit http://www.cea.org/cef/ethnic-minority-scholarship-fund/ for application and details. Deadline: May 1, 2020.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE): The Hartford Section Freshman scholarship is a tuition award for high school senior female students enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a Baccalaureate Engineering or Computer Science degree program. Applicant must currently reside within the SWE Hartford boundaries (all RHAM towns are included) and be enrolled full-time for the academic school year 2020-2021. Full details and application are available by visiting http://hartford.swe.org/scholarships.html . Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2020.
2020 VHS Learning Scholarship Program: Seniors! VHS Learning is now accepting entries for this year’s Scholarship Program. For your entry to be considered, make sure you will be graduating in 2020 and plan to attend a post-secondary program. Also, you must have completed a VHS Learning course or be enrolled in one currently. The question you must address in your entry is:“In your VHS Learning course, what project or activity inspired you most? Explain why." Send your answer in a video, slide presentation, or audio file. Full details are available by visiting https://vhslearning.org/2020-vhs-learning-scholarship-program . Deadline: Mail your submissions, postmarked no later than April 30, 2020 or Email your digital submissions by 11:59pm EST, April 30, 2020.
Andover Norton Children’s Fund Commission Scholarship: Awarded to financially assist an Andover resident student who is pursuing further education. All seniors residing in Andover are encouraged to apply. Award is not based solely on achievement. Application Deadline: May 1, 2020.
Manchester Garden Club, Inc. Scholarship: Applicants must be Connecticut residents enrolled in, or planning to enroll in, a college course of study or certificated program at a Connecticut school, who plans to further his or her education in Horticulture, Floriculture, Forestry, Landscape Design, Environmental Science, Botany, Plant Pathology, or any subject allied with these majors, this coming fall. Please visit http://www.manchestergardenclubs.org/ for full details and application. Deadline: May 13, 2020.
The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship at the American Savings Foundation: Seniors who plan to attend an accredited, Title IV eligible community college, 4-year college or university, or a technical/ vocational program in the U.S. next year may apply. Scholarships are awarded primarily based on financial need, with consideration given to academic performance, community involvement, and other indications of a strong desire to achieve goals through education. The scholarship application and full details/eligibility are available online by visiting www.asfdn.org. Online Applications are due by March 31, 2020. Any student who submits an online application by the deadline will have until April 15 to submit the required attachments. Attachments can be submitted electronically. We encourage students to upload attachments to their online application. Call Heather Hokunson at 860-612-4291 if you have any questions.
Tyler Cormier Memorial Scholarship: In memory of Tyler Cormier, Class of 2005, scholarship will be awarded to seniors who are furthering their education at an accredited school, college or university. Students must have participated as partners in either Team RHAM Special Olympics, RHAM High School Unified Sports or Drama United and have been a positive role model for their peers. Required Essay Topic: Please do not make this an essay on Tyler and what he meant to you, but reflect truly on your overall experiences while participating in either the RHAM Unified Team, Team RHAM Special Olympics or Drama United. There is no limit to how long or short this essay needs to be, it is up to each of you. *Please attach essay to the application form.* Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: Submissions must be received by May 28, 2020. Please mail to: Mr. Paul Cormier, 27 South Harvey Farm Rd., Waterbury Center, VT 05677.
Marlborough Volunteer Fire Department Scholarships: The David Galumboski Memorial and Murray (Chip) Chase Memorial Scholarships are awarded to graduating Marlborough residents who are going on to further education. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above on this page. Deadline: Applications must be received by May 26, 2020. Please mail to: Mr. Steve Tourtillotte, RE: MVFD Scholarships, 128 North Main St., Marlborough, CT 06447.
Friends of RHAM Football Scholarship: 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 or other post-secondary educational institution. Applicant must have played a minimum of two (2) years of RHAM high school football. Please see full details on the application and information letter. Deadline: May 15, 2020.
The Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers-Connecticut Chapter 3 of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.: The scholarship will be awarded to a CT high school senior who will be going on to a four year college and who has a parent (or legal guardian) actively serving in the military or a parent (or legal guardian) who is an honorably discharged Veteran. Military service includes the Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves. Application deadline: must be postmarked by May 2, 2020.
The American Legion–Department of Connecticut District 4-Scholarship: Applicants must be a child, grandchild or sibling of a veteran, living or deceased or A child or sibling of an active-duty member of the Armed Forces or A child, grandchild or sibling of a former Armed Forces member deceased while on active duty or as a result thereof. Also, applicant must be a graduating senior who is a resident of District 4 – Windham & Tolland Counties (Andover and Hebron/Amston), regardless of high school or homeschool setting. The awards are considered for applicants who will be enrolling in a two-year or four-year college, university, or technical college or school leading to either an associate or baccalaureate degree or a technical college or school certificate of completion. Full details are available on the application. Deadline: Applications with supporting documents must be received by the Scholarship Chairman by April 20, 2020.
RHAM Sports Boosters Scholarship: Applicant must be a member of the graduating Class of 2020 at RHAM High School who has participated in one or more RHAM High School athletic teams and is planning to pursue higher education. Deadline: Applications must be returned by May 20, 2020.
AIR FORCE ROTC High School Scholarship Program: The High School Scholarship Program application will open in June and close this coming January for current high school juniors. Please note that students who may not be academically eligible to apply or do not receive a High School Scholarship are still able to join Air Force ROTC in college to compete for our In-College Scholarship Program (https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/college/types/). Please see flyer for requirements, types, expectations and more!
Erin H. Garvie Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship awarded in memory of Erin H. Garvie, Class of 1999, to a female senior who has participated in high school athletics, ranks in the top half of her class academically, and has exhibited leadership and service in her school and community. She must be enrolling in a two or four-year college. Student must have financial need. Essay is required. Application deadline: May 18, 2020.
William Stelzner Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a student who will attend a 2-year college. Selection criteria includes community volunteering and financial need. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: May 18, 2020. Return completed applications to: AHM Youth & Family Services, Inc., William Stelzner Memorial Scholarship, 25 Pendleton Drive, Hebron, CT 06248.
Hebron Education Association Scholarships: Four scholarships will be awarded to Hebron resident graduates entering college to further their education. Selection is based on academic success, extra-curricular school activities, work experiences and volunteer service to the community. The scholarship application can be completed in the established Google Classroom that you can access by using code gmaxh5w with a Gmail account (not your school account). Please see the directions listed in the “Assignment” for further instructions. Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted by midnight on May 22, 2020.
Manchester Community College Foundation/Raymond F. Damato High School Graduate Scholarship: Scholarship is a tuition assistance scholarship open to 2020 graduating high school students or GED achievers and attending MCC in the fall. There are no restrictions on residency – undocumented and international students may apply. Students must be registered for 6 or more credit classes at MCC to be considered. Application is available online at https://manchestercc.academicworks.com/ . Deadline is June 30, 2020.