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). The deadline for the Hartford Foundation's Community College Scholarships is August 15, 2023!
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***
Please be sure that 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, please email your request to (firstname.lastname@example.org ). You must specify whether you need Official or Unofficial copy/copies and how many of each type. Only an unofficial version can be emailed to you. Please allow 2 weekdays to process your request.
Please make arrangements with your counselor if you need her to complete information such as comments, GPA, and signature prior to submitting your application(s).
Be sure to notate submission deadlines and method of delivery: Some scholarships require that submissions be mailed or emailed to the organization while others need to be dropped off in guidance .
If requested, here is the link for the RHAM HS Profile .
**If you have any questions or need assistance accessing an application, please contact Ms. Abbatomarco in the school counseling office!**
Current Scholarship Applications
Honors Graduation Design a Better Future Scholarship: This scholarship is a design-thinking, community-improvement project using their checklist as a guide. You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a US-based university, college, or trade school to continue your education. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on their website. OPTIONAL: Fill out any of the three brainstorming forms for additional guidance and suggestions Form 1: The Idea (Deadline: November 7th, 2022); Form 2: Plan of Action (Deadline: December 5th, 2022); Form 3: Implementation (Deadline: February 20th, 2023). Regardless of whether or not you filled out the first three forms, anyone who has been working on a design thinking project to build up their community is welcome to apply for the scholarship! FINAL DEADLINE: Submit your final application by May 28, 2023 at 11:59 Mountain Time (see FAQ’s & Details page for link and details on submission requirements).
AES Engineeers Scholarship: AES is offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: “When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?” Submit essay to email@example.com . There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year. Full details are available by visiting https://aesengineers.com/scholarships.php . Deadline for entry: October 8, 2023.
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, 2023.
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. Completed applications should be submitted via email to Beverley Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Please list the name of the scholarship in the subject line of the email. Deadline: May 19, 2023.
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. Completed applications should be submitted via email to Beverley Fisher (email@example.com ). Please list the name of the scholarship in the subject line of the email. Deadline: May 19, 2023.
RHAM Common Scholarships: One application for multiple local scholarships! A brief description of eligibility for each of the nine offered scholarships is included on the application. Scholarships: Charles F. Malecky Memorial Scholarship, Daena Parmenter Memorial Scholarship, David Petro Scholarship, The Donald Lack Scholarship Fund (sponsored by Marlborough Lions Club), Hebron Republicans Vince Colonna Future Community Leader Scholarship, Lori Rycroft Memorial Scholarship, Paige Houston Memorial Scholarship, Robert & Annie Hutchinson-Foote Memorial Scholarships, and Vincent D. Colonna School & Community Service Scholarship. Please return completed application, with all required documents, to the School Counseling Office. Deadline: Must be received by the end of the school day on May 22, 2023.
Lori Bono Memorial Scholarship: Lori Bono was an English teacher at RHAM from 2000 until her passing in 2020. Over the course of her career she helped students find the best in themselves by listening to their fears and encouraging their dreams, often championing the underdog. This scholarship, established in her memory, is open to members of the RHAM HS Class of 2023 who are seeking to advance their careers by entering a two-year college/community college or trade/career/certification program next year. Two scholarships are available for applicants who meet the criteria. Apply by submitting this completed Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjrjfD7H9ViKNqOuYj1myD3cSoEeGmd4HkAZEabrRaytSbfw/viewform?usp=sf_link. Deadline: May 18, 2023.
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 reflect 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. Deadline: Submissions must be received by May 19, 2023. Please mail to: Mr. Paul Cormier, 27 South Harvey Farm Rd., Waterbury Center, VT 05677.
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: June 1, 2023.
Robert M. Hutchinson Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship is 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. Please mail your completed application to Mrs. Katherine Hutchinson, 38 Bunker Hill Road, Andover, CT 06232. Deadline: Must be received by May 19, 2023.
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: April 30, 2023.
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. Application deadline: May 23, 2023 (application states April 30th but will be accepted by the later date).
Kevin Pearl Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a graduating RHAM High School student who is pursuing further education in the field of culinary arts, music, business or technology, as well as design and engineering with preference given to a student who will study the field of culinary arts. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application. Deadline: Email your completed application and supporting documents to Sharon Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2023.
The Auxiliary to Windham Hospital (AWH) Anne L. Card Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be a graduating senior of the class of 2023, residing in Andover or Hebron, who plans to pursue a career in health care, (other than veterinarian), in a nursing school, college or other accredited institution and has demonstrated outstanding scholastic and community service commitment. Guidelines and application are available by visiting https://windhamhospital.org/about-us/the-auxiliary . Deadline: submissions must be postmarked and/or received by May 22, 2023.
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. This scholarship will be awarded to one student who exemplifies 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 written by the student on why they are deserving of this scholarship and how they have demonstrated the core principles of Be Community Kind that made a significant impact on others is required. Please click here to download full details and application. Deadline: May 26, 2023.
2023 TriCircle Memorial Scholarship: TriCircle is offering this scholarship to those who reside in Connecticut and have demonstrated a commitment to further their collegiate studies or technical/trade 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: postmarked no later than June 7, 2023.
AG Morgan Grant for Entrepreneurs: This scholarship is available for students in the United States who are currently enrolled in a university or high school and have plans to attend a university. The grant is meant to help a deserving student with funding who wishes to become an entrepreneur. All of the details and criteria can be found on their scholarship page at https://agmorgangrant.com/ag-morgan-grant/. Deadline: November 15, 2023.