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Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, serving 1989-2013, has established the Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund to assist outstanding high school seniors from Connecticut who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Generous donations to the fund support the renewable scholarships which are awarded for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

The 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.

Applicants to the Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Program must:

  • Be United States citizens or permanent legal residents.
  • Be high school seniors who reside in Connecticut and attend public or private high schools or home school in Connecticut.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership potential and a record of community service.

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,500 award.
  • Up to five (5) awards will be granted each year.
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
  • Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance (3.0 cumulative GPA or the equivalent) in a full-time course of study.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

The first 500 applicants will be notified in June whether or not they are recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund. Payment is made in one installment in mid-August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances,
  • An online recommendation

Financial need is not considered. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential and record of community service.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does Joe Lieberman or any other party play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the award decisions as final. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 6, 2020.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

The Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!