Last Updated: January 24, 2020

**Please note:

All scholarship applications must be handed to Mrs. Skuches by the student in person. You may not email a scholarship into Guidance. This allows Mrs. Skuches the opportunity to review the scholarship application with the student and make sure that all the required documentation is contained in the packet. If the student is missing anything they can be informed immediately so they do not miss the scholarship deadline. 

If you are applying on-line for a scholarship and your transcript is required, see Mrs. Skuches in Guidance at least a week prior to the deadline date to make an appointment to have your transcript uploaded.

If a scholarship requires SAT scores, student must download themselves from


ROTC Navy Scholarship: For students entering a college or university Navy ROTC program.


Scholarships for Class of 2020 Only Below. Click on the Red Title to Reach Application:  


Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven: Several scholarships for high school seniors from Jewish households. All applications must be completed online. See Mrs. Skuches to upload your transcripts by School Counseling deadline May 8, 2020.


The Victoria Soto Memorial Scholarship:  

Eligible applicant must:

• Be a full-time senior student at an accredited 4-year high school graduating in the spring of 2020.
• Have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) during the
2019-2020 academic school year.
• Applicant must be enrolled in a fully accredited secondary school, attend
classes and carry the minimum number of credit hours necessary to be a
full-time student as defined by the student’s high school’s registrar.
• Applicant must be intending to pursue a career in the field of education at
an accredited college.

Applicant must submit • An official 2020 Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship Application, available
online at

• SAT/ACT test results to the extent the student has taken one or both exams and has received the test results. Any official communication/email/print-out is sufficient to show the test results.

• An official copy of a high school transcript, including grades through the
last reporting period.
• A letter of recommendation from one of your current teachers • Answers from our committee’s questions. • Transcript and letter of recommendation must be in a sealed envelope from

School Counseling deadline to apply March 25, 2020.


American Legion Scholarships: Scholarship criteria and applicable application are available when you click on the website. All application links are listed to the right. School Counseling deadline February 24, 2020.

Available Scholarships:

  • Children of Warriors National Presidents Scholarships
  • Samsung American Legion Scholarship
  • Non-Traditional Student Scholarship
  • Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members
  • Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship


American Legion Auxiliary: $500.00 Department of Education Grant. Please see Mrs. Wunder for application. School Counseling deadline to apply March 1, 2020.

Applicants must be a child of a Veteran and resident of Connecticut or must be child/grandchild of a member of the The American Legion/Auxiliary or member at time of death or must be member of the American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion Dept. of Connecticut. Must show need of financial assistance. 


Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship: Senior attending 2 or 4 year school majoring in Family Consumer Science or related field such as Human Development, Early Childhood Education, Food Sciences & Nutrition, Food Production, Hospitality and Tourism, Housing and Interior Design, Textiles and Apparel. School counseling deadline to apply March 6, 2020.


Milford Vascular Institute Scholarship: Merit based scholarship for senior at Foran (good academic standing 3.0 GPA minimum) who best outlines a detailed plan on how to improve the Milford Community. Also, please describe how this scholarship will enhance you education in achieving this goal. The plan can address any aspect of the community that you feel needs improvement, social services, environment, education, infrastructure etc. Typed essay 1000 word maximum. School Counseling deadline to apply March 25, 2020.


Create a Greeting Card Scholarship: 

  • Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card.
  • Contest submissions accepted from: May 31st, 2019 - March 2nd, 2020.
  • Winner will be announced May 6th, 2020.
  • Age Eligibility: Must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool.
  • The finalists will again be decided by voting!


Verplank Foundation Scholarship:

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annually, renewable college scholarships to students beginning their undergraduate studies of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements. Recipients are selected from a pool of applicants meeting the following criteria. 

Minimum Criteria

  • High School Senior
  • Childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise and diet
  • Commitment to education by maintaining in excess of a 3.0 grade point average
  • Commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team
  • United States Citizen
  • Completion of application with supporting documentation and endorsements
  • School Counseling deadline to apply April 1, 2020.


 American Autism Society: Scholarships for student of siblings with autism. All scholarships are due to school counseling one week prior to scholarship deadline.


The American Autism Association: The American Autism Association understands how costly having a family member on the autism spectrum can be. There are a number of grants and scholarships offered around the country to children and adults on the spectrum. Click on the red link to access various types of funding your family may be applicable for. Additionally, a list of tips to help walk you through the application process. All scholarships are due to guidance one week prior to deadline.

To find grants and scholarships available in your local area, contact the by clicking on the red title: Autism Help Hotline.


Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship: 

Requirements and Selection Process
  1. Applicants must be dependent children of full-time employees in the financial services industry (commercial banks, investment banks, securities brokerage firms, insurance companies, fund and asset management companies, credit card and finance companies and similar businesses as determined by the Foundation). Employees must be presently employed with five years of experience OR no longer employed in this field but had ten years of experience which ended no longer than five years prior to the GAR Scholarship application closing date (which is located on the top of the application).
  2. Students must be graduating high school seniors who are enrolling as full time first year students in pursuit of a four-year bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States.
  3. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 20% of their class.
  4. Students must demonstrate financial need.
  5. Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.
  6. School Counseling deadline to apply February 13, 2020.


Siblings of Autism: Siblings of Autism is dedicated to supporting the siblings of individuals on the autism spectrum through scholarships, respite funds, and outreach programs. Please remember to hand in all scholarship materials to guidance one week prior to scholarship deadline.

New Haven County Tax Collectors Association: Senior student who is a resident of New Haven County in good academic and disciplinary status. Also cannot be delinquent in property taxes to the city or town in which they reside. Essay topic "How State and Local Taxes Can Affect My Education". School Counseling deadline to apply is February 24, 2020. 


Connecticut State USBC Association: The applicant does not need to be an active bowler. The parent or grandparent must be a current member of the Connecticut State USBC Association. School Counseling deadline to apply March 11, 2020.


(SCASA) Memorial Scholarship

South Central Area Superintendents' Association.

School Counseling deadline to apply February 24, 2020.

Award Four scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each.The scholarships are given directly to selected students for the purpose of supporting their pursuit of careers in K-12 public education.

Scholarship criteria:

I. Student intends to major in education and work in K-12 public education upon graduation from college.

2. Student has demonstrated involvement in the education field e.g. tutoring, peer advising, student teacher club, etc.

3. Student has demonstrated high academic achievement G.P.A. of at least 3.0. 4. Student is of high moral character.


New Haven Mineral Club Scholarship: This scholarship is for a student who wishes to pursue an academic study in science (geology, mining, chemistry, physics, metallurgy, material science, engineering, and other related science fields. To apply for this scholarship there is two steps. First you must send a written request for an application to : New Haven Mineral Club Attention: Frank Karsmarski 69 Woodvale Drive Northford, Ct. 06472. The second step is to fill out the application and return it to school counseling by the April 17, 2020 deadline.


Milton Fisher Scholarship: For innovation and creativity. A four year scholarship of up to $20,000.00. Recipients show the most promise as problem solvers based on their projects.School Counseling deadline to apply April 24, 2020.


Isidore Wise Scholarship: This scholarship is available to any student who has been a past or present patient (inpatient or outpatient) of Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Must also plan to attend an accredited institution in the fall. School Counseling deadline to apply February 28, 2020.


Glenn Moon Scholarship: Students interested in a career in Education. School Counseling deadline to apply March 24, 2020.


Connecticut PTA Scholarship Award: In memory of Christa McAuliffe the first teacher in space.Must be attending a four year college to pursue a career in teaching. School Counseling deadline to apply February 21, 2020.

Carol P. Duggan Nutmeg PTA Scholarship: Students attending a four year college to pursue a career in service to children other than teaching. School Counseling deadline to apply February 21, 2020.

Joseph G. Pearson Scholarship: Student with special needs who will be continuing their education in college or career training. Deadline to apply to February 21, 2020.  


Miracle League of Connecticut- Peter Ladd/Johnny Moran Memorial Scholarship: 

School Counseling deadline to apply 4/17/20. 

Requirements and Prerequisites

  •  Must be a graduating high school student from an accredited Connecticut High School
  •  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, other affiliated boards, or the Ladd and Moran families are not eligible to apply

Scholarship Considerations

  • Commitment to the 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. – 50%
  • Essay question response – 40%
  • Letter of recommendation – 5%
  • Academic record – 5%

Required Materials for Application

  • Completed scholarship application
  • Official sealed high school transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from a leader, organizer or Executive Director of an organization that you volunteer for
  • Write an essay (no more than 350 words) in response to the prompt question provided on the applicant essay page.___________________________________________________________________________

Bill of Rights Essay Contest: 500-800 Words apply online. School Counseling deadline to apply April 15, 2020 must be high school student between 14-19.      

2019-2020 We the Students Essay Prompt 

 What does civil discourse mean to you?

Civil discourse is a concept that goes beyond a simple dictionary definition, and understanding it involves a combination of personal experience and ‘big ideas.’ Perhaps it is something you recognize from an occurrence in your own life. Maybe you can easily recognize when it is missing. Differing perspectives are a key part of learning, of democracies, and of civil society. For this essay, we ask you not only share your comprehension of what civil discourse is meant to be but to also relate what it looks like when it works – and when it doesn’t – and why. Perhaps you will choose to include mention of a time when you, yourself, were part of an exchange intended to understand something – how did you go about it? We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how civil discourse is not just an abstract idea, but is, in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles, and demonstrated through civic virtues. We want to know what you think civil discourse truly means.


100 Years of Women Scholarship: For students who will be attending the University of Connecticut. School Counseling deadline to apply is February 21, 2020.

The applicant must:

  1. demonstrate a commitment to women’s issues through service to their community or school;
  2. be a current UConn undergraduate or graduate student who will be enrolled for the entire Fall 2020/Spring 2021 academic year, or be a high school senior planning to enroll at UConn;
  3. be in need of financial assistance; and
  4. demonstrate high academic performance.

To apply, the applicant must:

  1. complete all items in the application form;
  2. enclose two letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on their commitment and service to women’s issues;
  3. enclose a résumé; and
  4. enclose an unofficial transcript.

These documents must be turned in or forwarded to the UConn Women’s Center, 2110 Hillside Road, Unit 3118, Student Union, Room 421, Storrs, CT 06269-3118

For more information, please call the Women’s Center at (860) 486-4738, or the Office of Student Financial Aid Services at (860) 486-3474. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Ride-4-Justin Scholarship: Scholarship opportunity for current Firefighters or children, step-children, grandchildren or sibling of current Connecticut Firefighter. School Counseling deadline to apply is March 25, 2020.


Connecticut Nurserymen's Foundation


The grant will be in the amount of $500.  This is a one-time grant to a CT student, who has been accepted by the University of Connecticut, majoring in the field of Horticulture in either the 2 or 4-year program.

Click here for more information and the application. School Counseling deadline to apply Feb. 26, 2020.


This scholarship is for students who are a non-traditional learner. They will be considered on their enthusiasm, diligence, aspirations, and potential as a valued member of the horticultural field.  The CT Nurserymen’s Foundation believes that these factors should not be considered limitations to success in our industry.  Instead, we want to offer an opportunity to allow all individuals who are looking for assistance to have a fair and unbiased chance to be recognized for what they can offer the industry.

If you have a love of plants and are interested in going into the nursery/horticulture field and this describes you, we urge you to apply for this scholarship. CNF will fund one student in the amount of $2,500 per semester/$5,000 per year.

Click here for more information and the application. School Counseling deadline to apply Feb. 26, 2020.


The applicant must be accepted into a course of study beneficial to the Horticultural industry.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Landscape Design
  • Nursery Management
  • Greenhouse Management.

The scholarship grant will be $5,000 per year, renewable if the student maintains academic eligibility in college.

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).
  • Students must be residents of the State of Connecticut, and may attend either in state or out of state institutions.  The student must be a high school senior or currently enrolled at the college level, majoring in a horticulture related field.

All completed and signed applications must be received by the Foundation no later than Monday, March 4, 2019.  No application will be considered without the following:

  • Copies of the Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Copies of Financial Aid Award letter (if received)
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • High school records, transcript and SAT scores or college transcript for those already enrolled in a college level program.
  • A copy of the Letter of Acceptance from the college, if available. If not available, forward to the CNF office no later than March 18,2019.

The scholarship will be based on academic achievement, financial need, and non-school work related to horticulture.  The candidate will be selected mid April 2019.

Click here for more information and the application. Deadline to apply Feb. 26, 2020.

Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship: Scholarships for students who will be studying construction industry related subjects in college such as architecture, construction engineering and management, planning, drafting etc.

School Counseling deadline to apply February 28, 2020.


Big Y Scholarship: Seniors who are Big Y customers or family members of Big Y customers. Online application only. Must be completed by 1/24/19. Please see Mrs. Skuches to send supporting documentation by the January 24, 2020 deadline.


Guide to College Website: Inside the article are the links to dozens of scholarship opportunities. Please remember you must apply two weeks prior to any scholarship deadline to allow time for your supporting documentation to be sent.


Imagine America Scholarship: Technical school scholarship. Participating institutions include Porter and Chester, Lincoln Tech and UTI.


DAR Scholarships: 

Applicants must be citizens of the United States to apply for a scholarship offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee.  Applicants must also attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required, however, applicants may want to reach out to a DAR chapter in their area for help with their applications. 

Important Information

  • Applicants should submit their scholarship applications for the 2020 academic year using the DAR's new on-line process from August 1, 2019 through February 15, 2020 at 12 midnight (Eastern Standard Time). 
  • To access the DAR Scholarship Committee's online scholarship application portal, click here.
  • The scholarship application portal is not to be used when applying for the American Indian Scholarships or the DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contests.  Those scholarship applications must be sent to different addresses for processing.

Scholarships available for students studying:

Nursing, History, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Elementary/Secondary Education, Math, English, Science, Chemistry, Horticulture.

Application Deadline February 7, 2020.



WACE National CO-OP Scholarship Program: Various college scholarships for the following colleges. Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson and Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Technology. Various deadlines some as early as November 1st. Please pay close attention to deadlines. 

Please note that to be eligible for the scholarship
you must apply to one (or more) of our

Up to Ten $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

December 1, 2019 – Deadline date for Clarkson University Early Decision applicants
January 15, 2020 – Deadline date for all other Clarkson University applicants
  DREXEL UNIVERSITY I 215-895-2400

Up to Thirty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $30,000 per University criteria

November 15, 2019 - Deadline date for Drexel University Early Decision applicants
February 1, 2020 - Deadline date for Drexel University Early Action and Regular Decision applicants

Up to ten $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

November 1, 2019 - Deadline date for Johnson & Wales University Early Decision applicants December 15, 2019 - Deadline date for all other Johnson & Wales University applicants
  MERRIMACK COLLEGE I 978-837-5000

Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per College criteria

November 15, 2019 – Deadline for all Merrimack College Early Action 1 and Early Decision applicants
January 15, 2020 – Deadline for all Merrimack College Early Action 2 applicants
February 15, 2020 – Deadline for all Merrimack College Regular Decision applicants

Up to Fifteen $8,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $32,000 per University criteria

February 15, 2020 – Deadline date for all Rochester Institute of Technology Regular Decision applicants

Up to twenty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

March 1, 2020 - Deadline date for all SUNY Oswego Regular Decision applicants

Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

February 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all The University of Toledo applicants

Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit co-op scholarships

February 15, 2020 – Deadline date for all University of Cincinnati Regular Decision applicants

Up to Thirty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 to $30,000 per Program and University criteria

February 15, 2020 – Deadline date for all Wentworth Institute of Technology Regular Decision applicants



Raise Me Scholarship: 

What is a Micro-Scholarship?

A micro-scholarship is an amount of money that students are eligible to earn based on individual achievements throughout 9th-12th grade. They are awarded by colleges and universities who partner with RaiseMe, and each college or university creates their own program of micro-scholarship. The amount earned via RaiseMe represents the minimum amount of institutional aid that the college will award you if you are accepted and enroll in their school.

Colleges decide what achievements they want to award and how much they will award to students who meet their eligibility requirements (which can be found on their College page). For example, one college might offer $50 for an A in Algebra; another might offer $300, and so on.

Does the scholarship money come from RaiseMe?

No - micro-scholarship dollars are awarded by the college partner. All eligibility requirements and deadlines must be met in order for the dollars to be awarded, and they are awarded in the financial aid package before the student's freshman year begins.

How many micro-scholarships are earned with each achievement?

Each college can choose which achievements to award money for, and how much. For example, if you get an A in an English class, one college might award $500, another could award $1,000, and another, $50 - all for the same grade.

Can I earn from colleges at the same time?

Yes, you can earn from multiple colleges at once by following all the ones you're interested in. However, you'll only receive the scholarship funds from a school if you are accepted and attend that college.

What's the largest amount I can earn?

Colleges can set maximums on earnings for students via RaiseMe. It could be $8,000 at one college, and $80,000 at another college. 

If I earn micro-scholarships, can I still earn additional financial aid from that college?

Of course! RaiseMe automatically submits your Portfolio to colleges you're following on their earning deadlines, assuming your profile is complete (See: Eligibility Requirements). 

The amount you earn on RaiseMe is the minimum amount that the college will award you if you enroll in their school. However, the college can always decide to award you more scholarships based on merit or need once they see your application for admission. 

If I meet all the requirements, when/how will I receive the micro-scholarship dollars?

How do I get my scholarship money?

Here are some commonly asked questions about how micro-scholarships are awarded to students.

Is this money delivered to my bank account? Is it cash?

The money on RaiseMe represents scholarship dollars from colleges and is applied as a traditional college scholarship would be - as a discount on your tuition when you enroll. There is no cash from RaiseMe or from any of our college partners.

I'm seeing earnings for colleges start to add up - when can I get it?

As long as you are submitted, scholarships are awarded in your financial aid package if you apply, are accepted to, and enroll at one of those colleges. Be absolutely sure to complete your Portfolio so you are submitted to the college.

I've been submitted. Now what? When do I get the money?

If you haven't already, you need to apply and be accepted to the college, then enroll. 

The college will reference RaiseMe when determining financial aid for you, and as long as all requirements have been met, you'll be awarded at least the amount earned on RaiseMe in scholarships, grants, etc.

Note that RaiseMe may not be mentioned on the award letter! For example, you might have earned $2,000 from a college each year, and end up receiving $4,000 total. Those scholarships will come from different funds and it's very likely they will not say "RaiseMe" on them, but as long as the college provides at least the dollars promised on RaiseMe, they've met their obligation and all is well. If you aren't given the amount promised, you should contact either us or the college's financial aid office.

Can I use the scholarship money to pay for books?

The Micro-Scholarship dollars are awarded by the college/university in your financial aid package, and questions about how to receive those funds can be directed to the college itself. It's standard for the scholarship to be applied directly to tuition as a discount, not awarded in cash form for books or other supplies.

Can I use the scholarships I earn from one school for another school of my choice?

Micro-Scholarships are not transferable between different colleges, because they are awarded by the school itself, not by RaiseMe.

How will the scholarship be applied if I'm attending community college for the first 2 years and then transferring?

When you view a university's page on RaiseMe that you're Following, you'll see the total amount earned and the yearly amount you'll receive from the university if you are accepted, enroll, and meet all requirements via RaiseMe. The total amount earned is awarded over a four-year traditional graduation period while attending the university. 

If you attend a community college for two years before attending the four-year university, you'll be able to use two years’ worth of the micro-scholarships at the university once you transfer. For more specific information or questions, contact the college's financial aid office.

Can I take a gap year?

If you are taking a year off after high school and then are applying to college, RaiseMe is not an option for you to earn micro-scholarships ahead of time, because you are technically no longer in high school at the time of your submission.

If you are planning to apply to college, be accepted, then defer by a year, and you are completing RaiseMe as a high school senior, please contact the financial aid department at the college, as they may allow you to still qualify for micro-scholarships.


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