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PROMISING SCHOLARS FUND - Edward A. Bouchet Scholarship
Application status: Closed

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Beta Tau Boule’ of New Haven, Connecticut, has established a college scholarship to assist academically talented African American graduates of selected Connecticut high schools. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

Applicants to the Promising Scholars Fund Edward A. Bouchet Scholarship must:

  • Be an African American high school seniors or graduate from a Connecticut high school planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Be a United States Citizen.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Award information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award up to $6,000.
  • Awards are not renewable, however, students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

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

Financial need is not considered.

Primary preference in the selection of recipients will be given to males and secondary preference will be given to qualified applicants who are residents of New Haven County, CT, and meet the eligibility requirements. While preference will be given to male applicants of equal qualifications, African American females are eligible to apply and will be given consideration.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or member of the Promising Scholars Fund Inc. or the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Beta Tau Boule’ play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


Applicants will be notified in late April. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America will process payments for the amount Promising Scholars Fund awards in one payment mailed to the recipient’s home address on August 1. The check will be made payable to the school of the student’s enrollment. The school will be instructed to apply half of the amount to the first semester and the balance to the second. Students are expected to maintain the qualifying academic standards to be eligible for continued payment.

Payments are limited to the total tuition and fee cost.

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

  • 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.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Promising Scholars Fund Inc. with support from Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Beta Tau Boule' has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!