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).

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


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship: This renewable is open to high school seniors nationwide who showcase leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship within their communities, schools, and workplaces. Applicants must display strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); Be citizens of the United States of America; Be current high school seniors attending high school within the United States, (including any U.S. territories or commonwealths), and graduating in winter 2022 or spring 2023. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible; Plan to enroll in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four year college or university in the United States for the entire 2023-2024 academic school year. Please visit the scholarship website for full details and online application. Deadline: Applications will be accepted online between October 17, 2022 and January 5, 2023.


Big Y Scholarship Program: Big Y Scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement and are open to graduating high school seniors. APPLICATION PORTAL OPENS NOVEMBER 1ST! 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, 2023.

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 3-$1000 non-renewable 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: Application with supporting documents must be received by March 31, 2023. *Please note that you are required y to submit your Semester 1 transcript which will be available mid-February.*

Windham-Tolland Retired Teachers Association: This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from either Windham County or Tolland County. The recipient must have applied to a certified college, and be in pursuit of a professional degree in education. All RHAM students qualify to apply, as RHAM HS is located in Tolland County. Application submissions must be received by March 31, 2023. *Please note that you are required y to submit your transcript through Semester 1 which will be available mid-February.*

United States Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation Scholarship Program: Candidates must be graduating CT high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The monies must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. You must submit paper applications…electronic submissions will not be accepted. Application, required checklist and full details are available on the CT JCI Senate Web Site. Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked on or before January 13, 2023. Mail your application package to: Bonnie J Blaisdell, Scholarship Committee Chair,51 Murray Street, Meriden, CT 06450-4520.

Connecticut Nurserymen’s Foundation, Inc. Horticultural Scholarships: CNF will be awarding 3 scholarships to spring 2023 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: Applications must be received by March 7, 2023.

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).

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. Full details are available on the application. Deadline: Completed applications must be received by April 1, 2023.


The 2023-2024 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 February 8, 2023 in order for her submit the application on your behalf. Please note these specific guidelines:

  • The Roberta B. Willis Need-Merit Scholarship Program requires eligible 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.

  • Student must be a legal resident of Connecticut and be a secondary school senior or graduate.

  • To qualify for the need-based requirement, students must have a federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) equal to or below our annual maximum EFC cutoff of $10,999 to be considered for an award. High Schools do not have to determine EFC eligibility. The Office of Higher Education will determine eligibility based the student’s FAFSA.

  • All applicants must submit a 2023-24 FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov) no later than February 15, 2023. Students must list an eligible Connecticut institution on the FAFSA for award consideration. The Office of Higher Education gets FAFSA information automatically.

  • In order to qualify for an award, students must ultimately attend an eligible Connecticut public or private, not-for-profit institution of higher education with the exception of Wesleyan University and Yale University.

  • Student award notifications will be sent to the email address the student entered on their FAFSA by August 1st.


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, commitment to serving others (in school, in the community or at home), a strong work ethic, 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, 2023 and Regular Application is due by noon May 1, 2023.