Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors living in or attending school in the Greater Hartford region who plan to continue their education in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university.
This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Since 1942, individuals and organizations of all types have trusted the Hartford Foundation to create scholarship funds for local students.
Thanks to the wonderful generosity provided by the following funds in the Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Program:
Applicants to the Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Program must be:
*Eligible Greater Hartford Region Towns
The following are eligible towns in the Greater Hartford Region: Amston, Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Broad Brook, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, North Granby, Rockville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Glastonbury, South Windsor, Suffield, Tariffville, Tolland, Unionville, Vernon, Weatogue, West Granby, West Hartford, West Simsbury, West Suffield, Wethersfield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $3,000 renewable award. Between 40 and 50 scholarships may be granted.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
Finalists will be notified by the end of March through their school counselor, or by email from Scholarship America, that they have been selected as a finalist. Finalists will be interviewed by a volunteer representative from the Hartford Foundation.
Non-finalists will be notified by Scholarship America via email by the end of March that they will not be receiving a scholarship award.
The selection of recipients and fund determination is made by the Hartford Foundation. Not all finalists will receive an award. All finalists will receive notification of their application status by mid-May. Recipients will receive an award notification. Non-recipients will receive a declination letter.
As part of your application, you must upload the following in PDF format:
Your high school guidance counselor must upload the following:
IMPORTANT NOTE: After providing your high school guidance counselor’s email address in the Recommendation section of the application, they will receive an email from Scholarship America that will allow them to confidentially upload your transcript and a letter of recommendation.
The transcript and letter of recommendation must be submitted by your high school guidance counselor (recommender) on your behalf no later than January 22, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.
OPTIONAL: If you wish to be considered for the Walter “Doc” Hurley Scholarship Fund for Greater Hartford award, complete the optional essay entitled: “Why I deserve the Walter “Doc” Hurley Scholarship Fund for Greater Hartford award.”
Additional criteria for this award: