College Scholarship Opportunities

Gayathri | Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:19 PM IST

Applications are now open for students in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills to apply for college scholarships from Connecticut Community Foundation for the 2017-18 academic year. Most scholarships are renewable for up to four years. As one of the largest college scholarship providers in the region, the Foundation has awarded thousands of scholarships since 1989 thanks to the generosity of donors who have established over 130 scholarship funds to benefit area students.  In 2016 alone, the Foundation awarded over $920,000 in scholarships to more than 400 students.

   High school seniors or current or returning college students are encouraged to apply for college scholarships through the Foundation. First-time applications are due on March 15. Applications for scholarship renewals are due February 15.

   The complete list of available scholarships, criteria for each and online applications are atwww.conncf.org/scholarships. 

   To establish a scholarship fund at Connecticut Community Foundation, contact Julie Loughran, director of development and communications, at 203.753.1315, x 116 or [email protected]

   Established in 1923, Connecticut Community Foundation fosters creative partnerships that build rewarding lives and thriving communities in 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. The Foundation provides leadership in addressing the region’s critical issues, strengthens local nonprofit organizations through grants and technical assistance programs, and works with individuals, families and corporations to establish and steward scholarships and charitable funds. Learn more at www.conncf.org.