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 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). *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: 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 (susan.abbatomarco@rhamschools.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 you have any questions or need assistance accessing an application, please contact Ms. Abbatomarco in Guidance!**

Current Scholarship Applications

2021 Heisman High School Scholarship: The scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, recognizes and rewards both male and female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all. Students must be seniors during the 2021-2022 academic year, graduating with the class of 2022. Applicants must: Have a cumulative weighted high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better; be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for underclassman; participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association. The full list of qualified athletic events is available on the eligibility page of the scholarship website. For complete details, please visit https://www.heismanscholarship.com . Deadline: Students must submit their application by 3 p.m. PT/6 pm, October 19, 2021.

Honors Graduation Design a Better Future Scholarship: This scholarship is a design-thinking, community-improvement project. You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a US-based university, college, or trade school to continue your education. There are no citizenship requirements. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on their website https://www.honorsgradu.com/scholarship/ . Deadline: Optional: Share work for some checkpoint feedback before the final deadline by April 28, 2022. Submit final design thinking project application by May 28, 11:59 MST (see FAQ’s & Details page for link and details on submission requirements).


Windham-Tolland Retired Teachers Association: This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who intends to pursue a career in education, hopefully in CT. All RHAM students qualify to apply as RHAM HS is located in Tolland County. Application submissions must be received by April 1, 2022.


Big Y Scholarship Program: Big Y Scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement and are open to graduating high school seniors, undergrad and graduate students. Employees, their dependents, customers and their dependents are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, a student’s permanent residence, or school, must be located in Massachusetts or Connecticut. (All employees are eligible regardless of residence). Please visit the scholarship page on their official website at https://www.bigy.com/Community/Scholarships and check out the FAQ section to review the most up to date information. Only online applications will be accepted. Deadline: Complete online application with required supporting documents must be submitted by February 1, 2022.