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 wonderful offering of scholarship funds available to students who reside in the 29 Greater Hartford Region - our students qualify. The catalog of scholarships, searchable by specific criteria, is available at http://www.hfpgscholarships.org/Scholarships/Home/tabid/464/Default.aspx . Deadine: January 15, 2019. See additional information below!
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***
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ). You must specify whether you need Official or Unofficial copy/copies and allow 2 weekdays to process your request.
- If requested, you will need to include a copy of the 2018-2019 RHAM HS School Profile.
- Please meet with your counselor to complete information such as comments, GPA, and signature.
- 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
Please use the
when instructed for certain local scholarships listed below.
Computer Science Scholarships at CCSU, MCC, and TCC: In the Fall semester of 2018, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), Manchester Community College (MCC), and Tunxis Community College (TCC) began offering scholarships to qualified students enrolled in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics (CSMP) programs. This grant funds a significant number of scholarships for freshmen coming to CCSU to study Computer Science. Through this scholarship program, students can receive up to $10,000/year for up to four years. Additionally, Manchester and Tunxis Community Colleges will have scholarships for incoming freshmen who are planning to study CS and then transfer to CCSU to complete a 4-year degree, where their scholarship can be continued. Full details about this scholarship program, including criteria and application, are available by visiting https://www.ccsu.edu/csmp/ .Deadlines: April 1, 2019 (CCSU), August 26, 2019 (MCC/TCC). To receive full consideration, applicants should have their application for admission and financial aid submitted to CCSU, MCC, or TCC at the time of applying for scholarship.
William B. Menard Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship fund is open to students entering a four-year college or university, with home addresses in the states of MA or CT, who are interested in studying golf management in college or pursuing a career in a golf-related industry. Application deadline: Must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2019.
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 17, 2019.
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 2019, 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 17, 2019.
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, 2019.
RHAM Common Scholarship Application: A brief description of each of the nine scholarships being offered is included on the application: Adelaide Hammond Scholarship for Future Teachers, 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, The Paige Houston Memorial Scholarship, and the Andover Elementary Scholarhsip. Deadline: Completed applications are due in the Guidance Department by Noon on May 17, 2019. (paper copies of the application are also available in the guidance office)
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: Return completed applications to Guidance, by noon, on May 20, 2019.
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, 2019.
Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program: Eligibility Criteria: applicant must be a US citizen; must have earned a high school diploma, high school equivalency credential, or will complete this requirement by the application deadline; 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 (enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2019); 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. For full details and application please visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/ . Deadline: application and all required materials must be uploaded to your online application by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 15, 2019.
RHAM Sports Boosters Scholarship: Applicant must be a member of the graduating Class of 2019 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 to the Guidance Department by May 20, 2019.
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 Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: Submit your completed application to the guidance office by May 20, 2019.
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: Completed applications are due in the Guidance Department by Noon on May 17, 2019.
CT Association of Latinos In Higher Education, Inc. (CALAHE): Eligibility criteria: Limited to Latino students from Connecticut; Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Must have been a Connecticut resident for the past 12 months; Must demonstrate financial need; Accepted at or attending an accredited institution of higher education; A cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all completed course work at the time of application; Applicants must attend full time and seeking their first undergraduate degree; Demonstrated community service within the Latino community. Applications and full details are available by visiting www.calahe.org . Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2019.
Manchester Community College Foundation Scholarships: Graduating high school students with a GPA of 2.5 or better, who have been admitted and enrolled full or part-time at MCC in a degree or certificate program, and have demonstrated volunteer activity are eligible to apply. Full details and application are available at https://www.manchestercc.edu/wp-content/uploads/High-School-Student-Foundation-Scholarship-Application.pdf . Deadline: June 14, 2019.
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 2019-2020. Full details and application is available by visiting http://hartford.swe.org/scholarships.html . Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2019.
RHAM Alumni Association Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to a student who has demonstrated involvement in school activities and community service. Please use the Sponsoring Organization Scholarship Application, found above. Deadline: Return completed applications to Guidance by noon on May 15, 2019.
The Auxiliary to Windham Hospital (AWH) Anne L. Card Memorial Scholarship: Applicant must be a graduating senior of the class of 2019, 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 17, 2019.
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 May 24, 2019. *Residents of all three RHAM towns qualify.*