Scholarships

Last Updated: April 15, 2021

**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 collegeboard.org.

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Scholarships for Class of 2021 Only Below. Click on the Red Title to Reach Application:

Senior Awards Night Scholarship Opportunities: Deadline to apply April 1, 2021.

Connecticut Federation of School Administrators: Deadline to apply April 9, 2021.

Tallan Women in STEM Scholarship: Deadline to apply May 27, 2021.

ACEC Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 30, 2021.

Halles Hope Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 12, 2021.

Cape Verdean Women's Club Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 23, 2021.

Kline Family Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 23, 2021.

Mike Rowe Work Ethics Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 23, 2021. Career Scholarship

Michael Miller Memorial Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 12, 2021.

James Radley Mattioli Memorial Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 12, 2021.

CALAHE Scholarship: Deadline to apply May 12, 2021.

NAACP Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 23, 2021.

Hang Time Scholarship: Deadline to apply May 12, 2021. 

Dr. B. L. Smykowski Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 22, 2021.

Charles Boyle Scholarship/Pop Warner Scholarship: Deadline to apply May 12, 2021.

Sokol USA Scholarship: Essay requirement. Deadline to apply April 23, 2021.

Milford Junior Women's Club.The deadline to apply April 23, 2021. 

American Italian Women Scholarship: The deadline to apply is May 12, 2021.

Information Letter. The Milford Rotary Club Application: Important: read the Information Letter before applying for scholarship. Scholarship application must be filled out as a PDF. Once you log into the application download the application (down arrow) to be able to type right online. Deadline to apply April 30, 2021.

Orthopaedic Specialty Group Education Foundation Scholarship: The deadline to apply is April 26, 2021.

Bob Shields Memorial Scholarship: The deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.

The Milford Columbus Committee Memorial Scholarship: The deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.

Milford Vascular Institute Scholarship:Must have at least a 3.0, essay required. Deadline to apply April14, 2021.

Gene Mauro Scholarship for Entrepreneurial Leadership: Deadline to apply 4/1/21.

Ken Walker Memorial Scholarship: Deadline to apply 4/1/21. 

Britton John Broatch Memorial Scholarship: Deadline to apply 4/1/21.

Jim Rose Memorial ScholarshipDeadline to apply April 12, 2021.

Michael Dennehy Memorial Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 12, 2021.

Foran Booster Club: Deadline to apply April 12, 2021.

Lyle James Memorial Scholarship: Deadline to apply April 12, 2021.

Dennis Malone Memorial Scholarship Program: Seniors interested in park management, forestry, horticulture or related field. School counseling deadline to apply April 12, 2021.

Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven Scholarships: Several scholarships opportunities. School Counseling deadline to apply is May 7, 2021.

Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Educations Scholarship: School Counseling deadline to apply May 12, 2021.

2021 Howard Jacobson Scholarship Award: Seniors who intend on studying Film, Mass Communications, Television or Media Studies. School Counseling deadline to apply 6/11/21.

Nursing Scholarships: Various deadlines. All applications are due to School Counseling one week before scholarship deadline.

WiseGeek Entrepreneurship Matters Scholarship: School Counseling deadline to apply April 30, 2020.

WiseGeek Immigrant Scholarship

Young Civic Leaders Scholarship- Presented by the African American Sub Commission.

Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

Uniglo Make Me Laugh Scholarship: Essay that makes the reader laugh out loud. Deadline to apply June 1, 2021.

WiseGeek LGBTQ Awareness Scholarship: Deadline to apply June 1, 2021.

College Covered Scholarship

Do Something Scholarships

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship The deadline to apply is December 21, 2020

Free Speech Essay Contest The deadline to apply is February 15, 2021

GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship The deadline to apply is December 21, 2020

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship The deadline to apply is December 31, 2020

George and Stella Knight Essay Contest

Lamber-Goodnow Scholarship

LGBTQ Scholarship Website

BBB Student Ethics Scholarship Award - Connecticut

Big Y Scholarship: Open to any student. School Counseling deadline to apply January 25, 2021.

The Thiel Fellowship: The Thiel Fellowship gives $100,000 to young people who want to build new things. The scholarship is for students who do not plan on attending college, but are following a different pathway. If you're 22 or younger and working on a cool project or company, consider applying for a Thiel scholarship.

JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest: Deadline to apply January 15, 2021.

Connecticut Scholarships: Various scholarship opportunities. School Counseling deadline is one week before scholarships deadline.

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

College Covered Scholarship

Connecticut Bar Foundation Essay Contest The deadline to apply is February 22, 2021

Do Something Scholarships

Free Speech Essay Contest The deadline to apply is February 15, 2021

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship The deadline to apply is December 31, 2020

George and Stella Knight Essay Contest

Lamber-Goodnow Scholarship

LGBTQ Scholarship Website

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A variety of scholarships are available to veterans  and families.

Please visit the individual websites for most up to date information on the various scholarships, complete eligibility requirements, and deadlines if no link is provided. 

Academic Top Scholars (ATS) – Accessible to all dependent children, age 24 and under, and all spouses of Active-Duty U.S. military Service Members are eligible to apply for scholarships with ThanksUSA

AFCEA Educational Fund – afcea.org/education/scholarships. Provides $2,000 to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree while employed in the science or technology disciplines directly related to the mission of AFCEA.

Air Force Aid Society General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program afas.org/Education – Provides $2,000 grants to selected sons and daughters of active duty, Title 10 AGR/Reserve, Title 32 AGR performing full-time active duty, retired, retired reserve and deceased Air Force members; spouses (stateside) of active duty members and Title 10 AGR/Reservists; and surviving spouses of deceased personnel for their undergraduate studies.

Allied Van Lines 2020 Military Scholarship allied.com/military-scholarship– We are excited to kick start the opportunity of offering our first ever Military Logistics/Supply Chain Management/Operational Management Scholarship, available to all those current or former active duty military and their dependents who qualify.

American Legion Auxiliary Department Scholarship – Applicant must be sponsored by an Auxiliary Unit, be the child of an honorably discharged Veteran, be a Florida resident, and attend school in Florida.

America’s Child – Higher Education Assistance – americaschild.org – Established to provide college education and welfare assistance to the surviving children of military heroes who have already given their lives in patriotic service to their country fighting our nation’s war against terrorism as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Philippines, Operation Iraqi Freedom or future conflicts.

AMVETS Scholarships – Annually awards scholarships to Veterans/active military, their sons, daughters or grandchildren. A son, daughter or grandchild of a deceased Veteran is also eligible.

Ankin Law Office Scholarship for Military Veterans– Scholarships of $1,000 each are offered to Military Veterans or immediate family members and Disabled Veterans. These scholarships differ from most others as the veteran can choose between trade/vocational schools, 2 year or 4 year universities.

Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Scholarships – quad-a.org – For college-level education of members of the AAAA, and the spouses, unmarried siblings, unmarried children and unmarried grandchildren of current and deceased AAAA members.

Army Emergency Relief: Dependent Children Scholarship Program – The MG James Ursano Scholarship program is for dependent children of Service Members on federal active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status.

Army Women’s Foundation – The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need. Community College and Certificate Program Legacy Scholarships will be awarded up to $1,000. College, University, and Graduate Program Legacy Scholarships will be awarded up to $2,500.

Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund – cposf.org – For qualified family members of Chief Petty Officers including spouses and children (natural born, adopted or stepchildren).

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation – fallenpatriots.org/ – Providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in combat or accidents. Our vision is that every such child can have a debt-free college education.

Coast Guard Exchange System Scholarship Program – uscg.mil/mwr -Scholarships to students who are dependents of Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and military retired members, current civilian NAF and APF employees, and current Coast Guard Auxiliarists that meet eligibility requirements.

Collects and disburses donations in support of Service Members and their Families in need, including assistance with airfare, special medical attention, college tuition for the children of Service Members and more.

Deeb Scholarship – Applicant must be adopted or orphaned (documentation is required) and eligible for financial aid. Selection is based upon financial need and merit.

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation – grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren (unmarried, under age 24 at time of deadline) of: (1) members or former members of the Submarine Force who have qualified in submarines and have served in the Submarine Force for at least eight years; or of (2) Navy members who have served in submarine support activities (e.g., submarine bases, tenders, and rescue vessels) for a minimum of ten years.

Earl Jennings Puckett Memorial Scholarship – patriotlegacyfund.org/scholarships– The scholarship is awarded annually in the amount of $5,000 to an eligible applicant that fully embodies the spirit of service in their community as determined by the Patriot Legacy Fund scholarship committee.

Fallen Warrior Scholarship Fund – Established to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to U.S. military Family members of our Fallen Warriors in their pursuit of higher education.

Fisher House Foundation Scholarship Programs – militaryscholar.org – Open to sons and daughters of active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military commissary customers.

Folds of Honor Foundation – Folds of Honor Foundation (FHF) provides post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children of Service Members disabled or killed as a result of their military service to our great nation. Can be applied to schooling now or held by Folds of Honor on behalf of young children until needed at the time of enrollment. foldsofhonor.com/

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund – Students are eligible if they are the dependent child of an active duty Service Member who was killed or permanently disabled (100%) rating as the result of an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently certified as POW or MIA.

Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships – Open to dependent unmarried children under age 23 of those who have died or have become disabled through their active military service on or after September 11, 2001.

Huebner Scholarships Competitive scholarships for children and grandchildren of former members of the Division as well as children of active-duty 1st Infantry Division Service Members.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant -A student who is not eligible for a Pell Grant but whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. Enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death.

John A. Keller Scholarship scholarships4students.com. Available to dependents of members in good standing of the Chief Warrant Officers Association. Additional Information http://www.cwoauscg.org/scholarship.htm .

Keller Law Offices Scholarship for Military Veterans – kellerlawoffices.com
Each year we offer a $1,000 scholarship to a military veteran or immediate family member to help him/her receive the training needed for their chosen civilian career.

Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association – la-fra.org Helping deserving students reach their educational and professional goals for decades, presenting annual awards of up to $5,000 to individuals pursuing college and graduate degrees.

Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation, Inc. – mclef.org – Assistance primarily rendered to children of Marines or Federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or died under extraordinary circumstances while serving our country at home or abroad. These funds enable us to provide these children with scholarships for their higher education. When a child of a United States Marine is afflicted with a physical or mental disability and requires special medical equipment or tutoring, our Foundation may grant financial assistance to that Family if their personal insurance does not cover the complete cost of treatment for this child.

Military Family Scholarships – Visit the site to learn about a variety of scholarships and funding opportunities for military Families.

Military Officers Association of America Scholarships and Grants – Visit the MOAA Scholarships and Grants site for information on a variety of different scholarships, grants and interest-free loans.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship – Available to the recipient of a Purple Heart; a direct descendant of a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart or of a Veteran killed in action or who died of wounds; or a spouse or widow(er) of a recipient of the Purple Heart.

National Guard Educational Foundation (NGEF) – NGEF, DRS Technologies Create College Scholarship For Children of Fallen National Guardsmen: The National Guard Educational Foundation (NGEF) created a college scholarship fund for the children of more than 650 National Guardsmen killed in the war on terrorism. DRS Technologies, Inc. of Parsippany, N.J., will provide up to $6,250 per year to selected students attending a four-year institution or a two-year program at a community college or technical school.

“The DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund drsfoundation.net/guard is open to any high school or college student who is a son or daughter of a Guardsman killed in an operational or training mission in support of operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom or New Dawn.

Operation Mom operationmom.org/scholarship – Our Military Kids provides tangible support to the children of deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve personnel through grants for sports, fine arts and tutoring that nurture and sustain the children during the time a parent is away in service to our country.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship –  Paralyzed Veterans’ Educational Scholarship Program was established in 1986 to help members and their immediate Families gain post-secondary education from accredited colleges and universities across America. Since the program’s inception, the organization has funded $319,000 in scholarship awards.

Patriot Legacy Fund patriotlegacyfund.org/scholarships – provides post-secondary educational scholarships for the dependent children of service-disabled veterans. Scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2,500 and $5,000 to eligible applicants.

Pat Tillman Foundation – Individuals eligible for the Leadership Through Action – Tillman Military Scholars program include Veterans and active Service Members of both pre- and post- 9/11 service; Service Members who wish to start, finish, or further their education; Service Members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve); Service Members pursuing undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, two-year, four-year, public, private, vocational, and trade degrees or certifications; and dependents of Service Members (children and spouses).

Ranger Memorial Foundation Scholarship Fund – rangermemorial.com/forms/scholarship. The National Ranger Memorial Foundation, Inc. serves U.S. Army Rangers of all eras through recognition in a granite monument, display of Hall of Fame members, scholarships to deserving individuals, and assisting Ranger Families

Reserve Aid – iava.org/content/reserve-aid – reserveaid.org – 972-383-8080 – Committed to providing financial support to the Families of Reserve Service Members from all services, who have been called to active duty and are experiencing financial difficulty.

Retired Enlisted Association – The Retired Enlisted Association’s (TREA) National Scholarship program. TREA members are proud to be able to offer these scholarships to our Nations high school student. The program is open to any high school student.

Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Service Members – The Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Service Members (CSDDV) provides scholarships for dependent children or un-remarried spouses of Florida Veterans or Service Members who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty or who have been certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having service connected 100% permanent and total disabilities. CSDDV also provides funds for dependent children whose parent is classified as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Armed Forces of the United States or as civilian personnel captured while serving with the consent or authorization of the United States Government during wartime service. CSDDV provides funding for tuition and registration fees at an eligible postsecondary institution or the equivalent at an eligible private postsecondary institution in Florida.

Scholarships for Military Children – The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military Families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military Family community. If your mother or father is active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military personnel or you are the survivor of a deceased member, and you have a military dependent I.D. card you can apply!.

Society of the Daughters of the United States Army (DUSA) – dodea.edu/students – Academic scholarships for college education.

Society of the First Infantry Division – – 1stid.org/foundation – for children of Service Members killed in combat or training accidents while serving in a unit assigned or attached to the 1st Infantry Division and authorized to wear the 1st Infantry Division patch.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation College Scholarship – specialops.org – the scholarship program process starts in the 10th grade.

Tailhook Education Foundation – tailhook.org/Foundation – must be a high school graduate and the natural, step, or adopted son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer, or Naval Aircrewman. Also eligible are individuals or children of individuals who are serving or have served on board a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in ship’s company or the air wing.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant) – teach-ats.ed.gov/ – TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling and A TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) so that you may receive one or more TEACH Grants to pay for your education.

TFS Scholarships – tuitionfundingsources.com – Veterans should use scholarship funds like “gap insurance” to pay for any tuition, housing, fees or books not covered by their benefits. Dependents of veterans may or may not be covered by the benefit programs making scholarship funds even more important for them. View such Scholarships as the Samsung American Legion Scholarship; Green to Gold Scholarship; Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Scholarships and more at usveteransmagazine.com/military-scholarships/

That Others May Live Scholarships – thatothersmaylive.org/ – scholarships, Family counseling, and aid to surviving children of United States Air Force (USAF) Rescue Heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice during a Rescue mission, training, or other Personnel Recovery (PR) collateral mission.

The Bonsai Finance Veteran’s Scholarship The scholarship celebrates veteran and dependent students who strive for excellence in their lives and provides a one-time payment of $2,500 for current or future education costs. For details visit, bonsaifinance.com/veterans-scholarship/

The Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association Scholarship Established to recognize relatives of Army Service Women. This scholarship is based upon academic achievement and leadership as expressed through co-curricular activities and community involvement. armywomen.org

The Graduate Incentive Scholarship (GIS) Program will provide forgivable loans to “historically underrepresented” students in master’s, first professional, and doctoral programs at public higher education institutions where such programs are offered. The GIS program is implemented annually at the following institutions: Clemson University, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Charleston, The Citadel, Winthrop University, S. C. State University, and Francis Marion University

ThanksUSA Scholarships – Academic Top Scholars (ATS) – Accessible to all dependent children, age 24 and under, and all spouses of Active-Duty U.S. military Service Members are eligible to apply for scholarships .

The National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant – studentaid.ed.gov– The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study (or fifth year of a five-year program) to at least half-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering or a critical foreign language; or non-major single liberal arts programs. The student must also maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in course work required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is in addition to the student’s Pell Grant award.

The organization’s primary goal is to assist its members and their Families in improving the quality of their life experiences. This goal is met through a wide variety of activities, including support of programs designed to provide education and training for Veterans with a spinal cord injury as well as their immediate Families.

Tillman Military Scholarships –  https://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/– To support educational opportunities for Veteran and active Service Members and their dependents (children and spouses). Intended to cover direct study-related expenses such as tuition, fees, and books, as well as other needs such as room and board and child care.

Undergraduate Scholarship Program – CIA – www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities -If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, or you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA’s Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate.

VA Mortgage Center Scholarship – An ongoing scholarship offer for students with military affiliation, ROTC, and children of military members.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Scholarship Programs – The Veterans of Foreign Wars has several scholarship programs across the nation. Visit the site to learn more or contact your local VFW.

Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation – wingsoveramerica.us – To provide college scholarships to dependent children and spouses of all US Navy – officer and enlisted – active duty, retired or deceased who served within Naval Air Forces. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic merit and community service.

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