Scholarship Opportunities & Contests


(see additional PDFs/Files at the bottom)


The Violette N. Anderson Scholarship Award

Applicants must be a graduating senior from a Connecticut high school (female applicants only). The completed typed application and all of the supporting documents must be postmarked no later than Monday, July 1, 2019. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Pi Lambda Zeta Chapter will not be responsible for applications or supporting documents that are sent through 3rd parties and do not have a postmark on or before July 1, 2019.

The Application Form can be found at the bottom of this page!


National Society of Black Engineers-Connecticut Fairfield and New Haven Supporters (CT-FANS) Scholarship Application

The NSBE CT-FANS Professional chapter is committed to supporting graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing majors related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). The mission of the National Society of Black Engineers is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

The NSBE CT-FANS Scholarship is open to graduating seniors from underrepresented or underserved communities from schools located in Fairfield or New Haven Counties. There will be three (3) Scholarships award in the amount of $1,500.00 each for a high school senior. The scholarship will be remitted directly to the awardee upon enrollment confirmation. The CT-FANS Scholarship awards will be announced during a special event and awardees will be notified.

The deadline to apply is May 12th! The application can be found at the bottom of this page!


Beta Sigma Alpha, Sororidad Latina, Inc.

Alma Maldonado-Cordner Book Scholarship

Beta Sigma Alpha, Sororidad Latina, Inc. was founded in 1991 as the University of Connecticut’s first Latina sorority and is still today, a service organization dedicated to addressing the needs of the Latino community. Our sorority’s mission is to be a positive force in the lives of young Latinas pursuing higher education by providing guidance and support.

We applaud the efforts of these young women by offering the Alma Maldonado-Cordner Book Scholarship. Scholarships in the amount of $750.00 will be awarded to graduating female high school seniors of Hispanic/Latino origin planning to attend a four-year university. The scholarship recipient must reside in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey or Massachusetts.

Applicants must:

· Complete the scholarship application found here:

· Submit one (1) letter of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors, employers, mentors, or community leaders;

· Write a minimum 1-page essay addressing one of the questions on page four of this application. The essay must be typed, double spaced. You may use additional pages if necessary;

· Copy/copies of college acceptance letters; and

· Submit unofficial grade report including third marking period 2019.

The completed application must be submitted no later than APRIL 5, 2019. Please encourage your students to email their complete scholarship packet, which includes application and supporting materials to Submission will not be complete unless all of the materials outlined above are submitted.

If you are unable to email your completed application, hard copies can be mailed to Beta Sigma Alpha, Sororidad Latina, Inc., c/o Johanna Cruz, P.O. Box 9075, Bridgeport, CT 06601-9075. All mailed applications must by post-marked by April 5, 2019. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the organization at


Carla Squatrito Scholarship: (see PDF at the bottom of the page for application!)

This scholarship will provide $5,000 to a young woman who has an interest in pursuing college/university studies in business, entrepreneurship, culinary arts or other related areas.

Applicants need to fill out the simple application, submit a short essay and letter of recommendation. Deadline is March 30th.


Do You Have an Interest/Talent Working With Automobiles?

There are hundreds of available scholarships to be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year to students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, as well as those studying engineering, accounting, business or other courses of study. Graduating high school seniors, full-time post-secondary students, and former recipients are welcome to apply. Each completed application is considered for all scholarships where the student meets the qualifications. Go to this link to learn more about these opportunities! The deadline to apply is March 31st, 2019.


The Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (NANBPWC)'s 2019 Founder’s Day Scholarship

This organization's mission is to promote and protect the interests of African American business and professional women; to serve as a bridge for young people seeking to enter business and the professions; to improve the quality of life in the local and global communities; and to foster good fellowship. To apply for this scholarship fill out the application at the bottom of this page.


The Presbyterian College Fellows Award

This award recognizes high school juniors who have demonstrated the potential for future success. The $4,000 scholarship awards $1,000 annually for four years of study at Presbyterian College.

Click this link for more information and the application form.


Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

This is an organization with over 150 scholarships for all different types of students. Click this link to view their webpage and see if any of the scholarships apply to you!



The Board of Directors of the Connecticut Talent Assistance Cooperative established the CONNTAC, Inc.Scholarship award to recognize participants who have overcome obstacles in order to pursue an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. In order to accurately reflect the mission of CONNTAC, Inc. scholarships will be awarded ONLY to low-income individuals whose parents (mother or father) have NOT earned a Bachelor’s degree.

Click this link for the application form.





Jumping the Gun – Preventing School Violence?

šGrand Prize - $2,000

šTwo Runner-Up Prizes - $1,000

šEssays to be judged by Federal and State Court Judges, Law Professors, and Lawyers

š Award Ceremony to be held at Connecticut Supreme Court

Postmark Deadline February 22, 2019

For More Information, Please Visit Our Website:


Eileen Kraus Scholarship-click this link for more info!

The Eileen Kraus Scholarship was established in 2016 in partnership with Kaman Corporation. The scholarship awards $5,000 each year to one outstanding Connecticut woman beginning her first year of college or university.

2019 Applications now being accepted. All applications, essays and supporting documents DUE FEBRUARY 15, 2019.

Eligible Applicants must be:

  • Female students currently residing in Connecticut (legal resident)
  • Recent high school graduates or in the final year of secondary school
  • Intending to enroll in her first year of college or university (current university/college students not eligible)
  • Able to attend the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Hartford, CT for recognition in November.


SAT Test Prep For All Through Our Partnership with The Mindfund Project- click this link for more info!

We are proud of our partnership with The Mindfund Project Inc., a National Public NonProfit 501c3, which together we are able to provide over $250,000 worth of SAT Prep scholarships to low-income students annually. Through this funding, awarded students are able to attend our SAT Boot Camp ESSENTIALS either for free or with a partial payment, which plays a huge impact on their future. Our SAT Boot Camp ESSENTIALS cost non-scholarship students between $199-349, so for accepted and approved scholarship student's this fee is covered either completely or partially. We provide these scholarships because we were once in your shoes and were also given the chance of a bright future.

If you would like to be considered for a full or partial scholarship for any of our upcoming in-person SAT Boot Camp ESSENTIALS, please complete the online application, by clicking the link below. This application is to be filled out completely by the student and not their parent, guardian or counselor, except for the required signatures.

Please note, you have to actually be awarded a scholarship to attend the SAT Boot Camp ESSENTIALS by receiving an email from our Scholarship Coordinator confirming you have been awarded one. Please do not show up just because you have submitted an application without having received an award email from us, our space is very limited. Award letters are typically sent out a week before the SAT Boot Camp ESSENTIALS. Questions on scholarship applications will only be answered by email at


Violet Richardson Award - It’s What You Do That Counts!

-If you are interested in applying, the application can be found at the bottom of the page!

Do you know a young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteers in your community or school? Who sees challenges instead of obstacles? Hope instead of despair? If you know a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then she may be eligible to win a Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award. The Violet Richardson Award recognizes young women who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts such as: fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. Volunteer actions that benefit women or girls are of particular interest. Soroptimist is an organization of women whose members volunteer in their communities, often working on the same problems that you do. Although we realize that volunteering is its own reward, we also know it feels good to be recognized for your actions. And that’s why we sponsor this award.

The award is named after Violet Richardson, the president of the first Soroptimist club in Alameda County, California in 1921. Richardson believed in personal responsibility and the motto, “It's what you do that counts.” She lived her life accordingly, as an active member in her community who was committed to creating opportunities for girls and young women. Soroptimist established this award to honor the memory of this unique woman and her dedication to volunteer action.

Recipients are eligible for a $ 250 cash award with a matching $ 250 cash award for the charitable organization of the recipient’s choosing.

Please find attached an application with flyer to post and share. The deadline to submit completed applications for the Violet Richardson Award is March 1, 2019. Please forward this information to any deserving young women you know who are dedicated to serving their community through volunteer work. Please feel free to contact Ms. Howard if you have any questions.


The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Scholarship: The application deadline is February 1st, 2019.

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is launching its 2019 scholarship program to help underserved students pursue a college degree in biomedicine. The JAX College Scholarship program will award a $10,000 scholarship to three graduating high school seniors from Maine, Connecticut, and Sacramento County, California.

Learn more about the scholarship program here.

Applicant criteria:

  • Applicants must be nominated by a teacher or guidance counselor from their high school.
  • Applicants must demonstrate either significant financial need or status as a first-generation college student.
  • Applicants must be on track to complete their high school diploma with a cumulative GPA greater or equivalent to 3.5 on a standard 4.0 scale.

Dates and deadlines:

  • The online application portal will be available now through February 1, 2019.
  • Scholarships will be awarded in late April 2019.

How to Nominate a Student for the Scholarship:

Please submit nominations via direct email to Sarah Wojiski, Director of Education, at Please submit nomination information as text in the email, as opposed to in an attachment. Include the following information in the nomination email:

  1. Student first and last name
  2. Student email address
  3. Nominator first and last name
  4. Nominator email address
  5. Nominator school
  6. Nominator phone number
  7. Response to the following prompt: Explain why you are nominating this student for a JAX College Scholarship. Discuss, and provide specific examples to illustrate, why this scholarship could provide a distinct advantage or opportunity to this nominee. How well does this student match the scholarship's stated goals of supporting an individual who has significant financial need, has strong high school academic performance, and is planning to pursue higher education or a career in biomedicine?

Feel free to contact Ms. Howard with any questions.


Here are a list of websites that have multiple websites! Students should look through the website and see which scholarships apply to them!


Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders


Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories, and demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply (DACA or Undocumented).


The Research Leadership Scholarship


In 1500 words or less, please explain the role of insulin in the body, the body’s reaction to increased sugar levels, and what should be done to reverse the trend. What foods should be avoided to reduce the onset of insulin resistance? What can we do on a daily basis to help control sugar levels?


Bank of America Student Leaders Program: The application deadline is February 1st, 2019

See PDF at the bottom of the page!

Student Leaders® recognizes those who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Bank of America will connect Student Leaders to tools and resources that will help them make communities better.


You are invited to the UPGRADED SAT Boot Camp at Fairfield University on February 16, 2019. Based on demand, we have enhanced our camp to provide both an in-person and online experience to deliver even more value to your students. Please note, the spots are filling up fast with students planning ahead.

Our mission is to empower the future of your students, one correct answer at a time. We see an average increase of 200 points. We are offering $5000 in scholarships for low-income students to attend. We would love your students to get all of these scholarships. Please kindly email the below links and attached flyer to your parents and students and post on your school’s website. Thank you!

To Register click here:

To apply for Scholarships click here


2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The application deadline is November 6, 2018.

Burger King Scholars

Deadline December 15, 2018

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline April 2019

Open December 2018

Miss SASS Scholarship Pageant 2019 Application (file at bottom)


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

- $5,000

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by...

Deadline: Nov 06 2018

HP Scholarship

- $1,000

To be eligible for the $1,000 Harris Poll Scholarship, you must be: A) A legal resident of the 50 United States and DC who are: B) 13 years or older at the time of entry,...

Deadline: Nov 06 2018

SP Scholarship

- $10,000

The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. To be...

Deadline: Nov 06 2018

VIP Scholarship

- $5,000

To be eligible for the VIP Voice $5000 scholarship you must: A) Must be at least 13 years of age or older. B) Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline....

Deadline: Nov 06 2018

NCWIT Award For Aspirations in Computing

- $500

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors women in grades 9 through 12 who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue...

Deadline: Nov 12 2018

James Alan Cox Student Photography Scholarships

- $2,500

High school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at an accredited high school (student must therefore be a sophomore or older) and should have...

Deadline: Nov 15 2018

Elks Most Valuable Student Competition

- $50,000

The 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial...

Deadline: Nov 15 2018

Real World Design Challenge Scholarships

- $50,000

The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual high school competition run by a public-private partnership with the goal of sustainably increasing the Science, Technology,...

Deadline: Nov 17 2018

Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship

- $1,000

Scholarship Qualifications Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as full-time undergraduate students, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the...

Deadline: Nov 30 2018

Sixt Scholarship Program

- $5,000

Sixt rent a car is pleased to offer five high school seniors graduating in 2019 the opportunity to receive a $5,000 scholarship and become a Sixt scholar. The program is designed...

Deadline: Nov 30 2018

National Space Club Scholarship

- $10,000

Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard...

Deadline: Nov 30 2018

Lamber-Goodnow Scholarships

- $1,000

The Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team (an award winning personal injury law firm in Phoenix) awards several academic scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate...

Deadline: Dec 01 2018

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

- $5,000

To ensure a chance to recognize students fighting hunger in our communities, carefully review the official rules for the Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships and the...

Deadline: Dec 05 2018

Rubincam Youth Award

- $500

The Rubincam Youth Award was established in 1986 to honor Milton Rubincam, CG, FASG, FNGS, for his many years of service to the National Genealogical Society and to the field of...

Deadline: Dec 15 2018

FormSwift Scholarship

- $1,000

Why a FormSwift Scholarship Program We love to support and grow the nation's burgeoning class of entrepreneurs. It's why we developed and continue to maintain free documents for...

Deadline: Dec 15 2018

Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award

- $500

The main goal of the Odenza Marketing Group Volunteer Award is to encourage students to make a positive contribution to their individual communities, while providing scholarship...

Deadline: Dec 30 2018

Design Thinking Scholarship

- $1,000

American Graphics Institute offers multiple scholarships to encourage the use of design and creative thinking across various disciplines and fields. Several scholarships are...

Deadline: Dec 31 2018

SBO Essay Scholarship Contest

- $1,000

Students you can win your share of $20,000 including matching music products for your school music program! Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded in two categories: A) Five $1,000...

Deadline: Dec 31 2018

Kabbage Entrepreneurs Scholarship

- $1,000

To support the next generation of technology and entrepreneurial talent, Kabbage is excited to announce that we will be awarding one $1,000 Scholarship to the winner of the 2018...

Deadline: Dec 31 2018

10 Words or Less Scholarship

- $500

Scholarship Eligibility: A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2019. B) This scholarship is provided by...

Deadline: Jan 31 2019

E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship PHD

- $1,000

Qualifying Criteria: A) Must be full-time students and accepted in a graduate program with a manufacturing or industrial engineering emphasis in the United States or Canada...

Deadline: Feb 01 2019

E. Wayne Kay High School Scholarship

- $1,000

Qualifying Criteria: A) Graduating high school senior who commit to enroll in a manufacturing engineering or technology program at an accredited college or university as a...

Deadline: Feb 01 2019

E. Wayne Kay Undergraduate Scholarship

- $1,000

Qualifying Criteria: A) Full-time students enrolled in a degree program in manufacturing engineering, technology, or closely related field in the United States or Canada. B)...

Deadline: Feb 01 2019

Richard Sarns Endowed Scholarship

- $1,000

Qualifying Criteria: A) Graduating High School senior enrolled seeking an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering or technology, industrial engineering or...

Deadline: Feb 01 2019

E. Wayne Kay Graduate Scholarship Masters

- $1,000

Qualifying Criteria: A) Must be full-time students and accepted in a graduate program with a manufacturing or industrial engineering emphasis in the United States or Canada...

Deadline: Feb 01 2019

Home Advisor Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship

- $2,500

Eligibility Eligible students are planning to attend a community college, technical institute, or university during the 2019-2020 academic year to study anything from...

Deadline: Mar 15 2019

LGBTQ Business Scholarship Award

- $5,000

With the generous support of founding donor LinguiSearch, the Business Scholarship Award has already helped three worthy student recipients. And thanks to a donation from the...

Deadline: Mar 29 2019

RealtyHop Scholarship

- $1,000

The RealtyHop Scholarship awards up to $2,000 a year to eligible undergraduate students and high school seniors working towards a bachelor and/or associate degree program in the US...

Deadline: Apr 30 2019

LM Scholarship Program

- $500

The LM Scholarship Program provides a $500 scholarship to a deserving student who is: 1. Currently enrolled or expects to be enrolled in a degree program (2 years of length or...

Deadline: May 31 2019

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship

- $500

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Vacations College Scholarship you must: 1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2019. 2) Submit an answer to the essay...

Deadline: Jun 01 2019

Got a Spine Scholarship

- $500

To be eligible for the Arctic Chiropractic "Got a Spine Scholarship" a student must: 1) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2019. 2) Be attending...

Deadline: Jun 02 2019

Lift Parts Express Scholarship

- $500

1. To be eligible for the Lift Parts Express Scholarship you must be either: A) A Current Senior in High School or B) A Freshman or Sophomore in College/University 2. Be a...

Deadline: Jun 30 2019

Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship

- $500

Eligibility: To be eligible for the "Arctic Physical Therapy Scholarship" a student must: 1) Be attending college or university no later than January of 2020. 2) Be...

Deadline: Aug 31 2019

Clubs of America Scholarship

- $1,000

Any current college student of an accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is welcome to apply. How to Apply Eligible students will: A)...

Deadline: Aug 31 2019


Please see websites


  • Registered HCC student with HCC ID and student email address required
  • First apply for financial aid for the current/latest academic year (required if applicable)
  • International & Undocumented students eligible to apply as well
  • Full-time or part-time students eligible to apply
  • 2.3 GPA Minimum required
  • Latest Tax forms required - upload parents, guardian(s), & yours
  • Essay required - Answer: "Why do you deserve a scholarship?" (150min-600 words max)
  • Letter of Recommendation required - 1 minimum, 2 suggested (one as a backup)
  • NEW STUDENTS ONLY - required to upload latest/last high school or college transcripts
  • Awards for HCC courses ONLY and do not include lab fees or supplemental online learning tools
  • Good academic and financial standing with the college.
  • All deadline dates are final - No exceptions
  • Students who can receive 100% funding for classes through FAFSA, Pell Grant, or HCC Grants, Do Not qualify for scholarships.
  • Students with 70 credits or more, or a degree are ineligible for scholarships (Associates, Bachelors, or Masters).
  • HCCF scholarships do not cover online supplemental items such as online key codes, lab fees or tools, etc. HCCF scholarships are non-transferable to other semesters, colleges or people and if a scholarship is not used, the scholarship then becomes invalid.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure the letter of recommendation is submitted and that the application is complete before the deadline date. This is required in order for your application to be reviewed.


Bill of Rights Institute Scholarship- Deadline Feb. 19, 2019


“B. Davis Scholarship”

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019.

Please visit our website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000


BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

Deadline - June 19, 2019

Amount of Award - $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..

Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.