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Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: January 15, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time

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:

 

  • Antoinette Shippen Mason Scholarship Fund
  • AB Club Scholarship Foundation Fund established by John D. Wardlaw
  • Alan E. Green Hartford Housing Authority Scholarship Fund
  • Alice M. Neenan Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Alliance Française of Hartford Harpin/Rohinsky Scholarship Fund
  • Arman G. and Betty A. Hatsian Scholarship Fund
  • Barbara Mordarski Bartucca and Peter J. Bartucca Scholarship Fund
  • Bert and Betty Rosen Scholarship Fund
  • Charles, Sophie and Helen Fine Family Fund
  • Clark Family Fund
  • CohnReznick Scholarship Fund
  • Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Social Affairs Fund
  • Day Pitney LLP  Scholarship Fund
  • Dorothy L. and Justin R. Tucker Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. Sedrick J. and Alyce T. Rawlins Scholarship Fund
  • Drs. Booker T. and Elena L. DeVaughn Scholarship Fund
  • Elmer Cooke Young-Ethel Taylor Young Scholarship Fund
  • Fontana Family Scholarship Fund
  • Fred H. Greenwood Engineering Scholarship Fund
  • Frederick G. Adams Scholarship Fund
  • General Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • George F. Stevens Education Fund
  • Gerald and Phyllis Hughes Fund
  • Harry A. Donn Scholarship Fund
  • Hartford Grammar School Scholarship Fund
  • Herb Sheintop Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Herman P. Kopplemann Fund
  • Ida L. Hartenberg Charitable Scholarship Fund
  • Ilene and Marty Kaplan Scholarship Fund
  • Irving Goldberg Latin Scholar Fund
  • James A. Jones Memorial Fund
  • Janet B. Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Janice and Kerry Foster, Sr. Scholarship Fund
  • Janice F. and David M. Klein Scholarship Fund
  • Jim and Marlen Ibsen Scholarship Fund
  • Josh Wittenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • June Miller Rosenblatt Scholarship Fund
  • KJ Foster Scholarship Fund
  • Lillian C. Donn Scholarship Fund
  • Linda J. Kelly Family Scholarship Fund
  • Maria Gonzalez Borrero Scholarship Fund
  • MassMutual Foundation for Hartford, Inc. Scholarship Fund
  • Maxine Rothe Schortman Award
  • Meyer-Kimball Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Murtha Cullina LLP Scholarship Fund
  • Neal R. Siegel Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Nina L. Hartin Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Noble E. and Emma Belknap Lord Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Peter Jung Scholarship Fund
  • Philip and Nancy Braender Scholarship Fund
  • Pillar Community Development Corporation Scholarship Fund
  • Rae and Abraham Kopplemann Additional Fund
  • Rhoda L. Miller Music Scholarship Fund
  • Richard Palmer Scholarship Fund
  • Robert B. and Frankie L. Goldfarb Family Scholarship Fund
  • Robert J. Patterson Scholarship Fund
  • Roland S. Harris, Jr. Scholarship Fund
  • Shyamala Raman Scholarship Fund
  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Psi Boulé Scholarship Fund
  • Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Alpha Psi Boulé Scholarship Fund No. 2
  • Stanley D. and Hinda N. Fisher Scholarship Fund
  • Sylvia H. Koski Scholarship Fund
  • Symee Ruth Feinberg Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Harugari Lodge of Broad Brook Fund
  • The Interracial Scholarship Fund of Greater Hartford
  • The Stearns Fund
  • Thomas J. Villano Scholarship Fund
  • Trumble Family Scholarship Fund
  • Tucker Family Fund in Memory of Abraham H. and Fannie K. Tucker, David J. Tucker, Thelma (Tucker) Cooper and Robert P. Tucker
  • Vartan K. Omartian and Beatrice Omartian Scholarship Fund
  • Vincent Villano Scholarship Fund
  • W. Philip Braender and Nancy Coleman Braender Scholarship Fund
  • Walter “Doc” Hurley Scholarship Fund for Greater Hartford
  • Wendy and Boyd Hinds Memorial Scholarship Fund

Applicants to the Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Program must be:

  • Graduating high school seniors who live in or attend school in the Greater Hartford region*.
  • Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Be in the top third of class with a good academic record
  • Be an active volunteer in school, community, or other extracurricular activities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

*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.

Awards

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.

Finalist and Recipient Selection

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:

  • Resumé listing your work experiences and involvement in school and community activities (your resume must match activities you submit online).
  • All pages of your 2021-2022 Student Aid Report (SAR).
    • Note: This report is generated and sent to you after your FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been submitted and processed. Visit fafsa.gov for details. Submit your FAFSA early to prevent delays in submitting your application.

Your high school guidance counselor must upload the following:

  • A transcript
  • Letter of recommendation

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:

  • Participation in a wide variety of scholastic and other extracurricular activities.
  • Recommendation from your high school vice principal, your school counselor, or a community leader.

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!