HCC Foundation Scholarships

The Housatonic Community College Foundation is committed to the education of all its students. To this end, financial assistance is available for tuition and fees for academic achievement or financial aid as determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Foundation Board of Directors. The HCC Foundation Scholarship Office is located in Beacon Hall, room 281.

Summer and Fall 2021 Scholarship application is open.

The deadline for summer application is 5/4/2021 10:00:00 AM

The deadline for fall application is 7/6/2021 10:00:00 AM

Please note: The HCC Foundation’s Summer Scholarship Covers (1) one single class.
(Credits may vary based on the required class needed – Generally 3 or 4 credits)


Students First Scholarships

Distributions from the Fund may be made in increments of $2,020 and not to exceed the Fund balance. The inaugural year of the Students First scholarship award shall be in honor of (retired) President Mark E. Ojakian and his dedication towards placing the needs of the students first within the state’s public colleges and universities.

Description of Scholarship Program
The scholarship will be awarded annually during the month of May to eligible applicants in the amount of $2,020.00 provided the award does not exceed the Fund balance.
The scholarship award can be applied to tuition, fees, tutoring services, textbooks, laptops, tablets and supplies specifically outlined in a syllabus.
As assets grow, the Foundation may increase the number of scholarships awarded in May provided written notice is given to the CSCU Board of Regents no later than 4/1 of the award year.

    To be eligible, applicants shall meet these criteria by 4/30 of the award year:
  • Final semester at one of the CT Community Colleges or Graduate of the CT Community College system within the past 12 months prior to application
  • Open to all majors including general studies
  • GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Requires application to one of the four CT State Universities or Charter Oak State College
  • Resident of the State of Connecticut at time of application and at time of award
  • Submission of a typed essay (by deadline set forth each year)
Click Here For Scholarship Application (MS Word Document)

Scholarship deadline is March 12, 2021.

Bridgeport CT Branch Inc. of AAUW Scholarships

This scholarship is for female college students of all ages who will have 30 college-level credits by the end of the spring 2021 semester and who are residents of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield Monroe, Newtown, Shelton, Stratford, or Trumbull. The deadline is 5 pm on April 5, 2021. All application materials and inquiries should be emailed to me at this address.

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CHESLA Scholarship

The next round of the CHESLA scholarship cycle is here! The CHESLA scholarship application for students pursuing a healthcare or manufacturing certificate opened on July 1st! The application is an open application available on a first come, first serve basis until funds run out. Any applicant that has an EFC below 6,000 and provides a letter of recommendation may receive a certificate program scholarship. Non-credit certificate programs qualify for this scholarship.

Download a flyer for more information.

Students can apply at

CWCSEO Scholarship Opportunities For African American and Hispanic High School Seniors

If you are/know a high school senior attending school and residing in the state, the CWCSEO – one of our legislative commissions – is offering 6 scholarships of $1000 each – the "Young Civic Leaders Scholarship" to 3 African Americans, and the "Latino & PR Scholarship" to 3 Hispanic high school seniors.

The deadline is January 29, 2021. Awardees will be notified by CWCSEO staff by the close of business on February 28, 2021.

Please click on the links below for more details, criteria and application.

Click Here For the African American Application Click Here For the Latino Application

PWC Connecticut Chapter Scholarships

2021 Scholarship Award Program for Undergraduate & Graduate Students planning to study/work in the construction related industry (roadways, buildings and related structures).

On behalf of PWC – CT Chapter, I am pleased to announce a scholarship to be awarded to any student (male or female) enrolled in a study leading to an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in Construction, Construction Management, Interior Design, Architecture, Landscape Design or Civil, Mechanical, Structural, and Electrical Engineering.

The application in the link below must be completed and emailed with a copy of the applicant’s school transcript no later than Wed., March 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM, EST to Roxanne Perugino.

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Lockheed Martin Scholarships

As part of Lockheed Martin’s continued commitment to supporting the academic endeavors of students across the nation, and a strengthened focus on students and learners of two-year institutions, we are pleased to announce the launching of the next round of Lockheed Martin's Vocational Scholarship program.

Lockheed Martin’s Vocational Scholarship Program is the first of its kind within the aerospace and defense industry and awards up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients each year. This program targets high school seniors and current undergraduate students pursuing associate degrees, credit-bearing certificates, or industry-recognized credentials in technology and advanced manufacturing disciplines that do not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree. Through this scholarship, Lockheed Martin hopes to encourage students to consider a rewarding career in this important industry.

As a point of contact at a Lockheed Martin priority institution, your support is critical to raise awareness of this scholarship to your student body and relevant students who meet the eligibility requirements. The Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Flyer is attached to this email and a link with more information regarding the Vocational Scholarship can be found below. This link will also connect students to the scholarship applications, which are administered through an external partner, Scholarship America. The application period for the Vocational Scholarship closes on March 11, 2021.

American Association of University Women - BRIDGEPORT CT BRANCH Inc. of AAUW

College scholarships are available for local women who have not received prior AAUW scholarship aid. Approximately $5000 in total funds will be awarded this year. Applicants must have at least 30 college credits and have been residents of any of the following towns for at least two years: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Newtown, Shelton, Stratford, or Trumbull.

Please Review The Checklist!

Big Y's Scholarship Program The application is available from Nov 1st – Feb 1st.

Big Y has awarded 4.9 million dollars to over 6,700 students since the beginning of the program.

Big Y® Foods, Inc. is one of the largest, locally owned supermarket chains in Southern New England. A family-owned and operated corporation, Big Y has represented excellence in the food industry since 1936.

In tribute to both its employees and its customers, Big Y offers an annual scholarship program. Established in 1981, the program includes a series of scholarships which honor Big Y's founders; the late Paul H. D'Amour and his brother, Gerald D'Amour. In addition, there is a scholarship series that was originally funded by Big Y employees to commemorate Big Y's 50th Anniversary, one recognizing the contributions of area law enforcement officers and firefighters and a category that acknowledges the tremendous sacrifice made by all Military Service members and their families.

All Big Y scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement. They are awarded to the most academically outstanding students in the Big Y market area. There are awards for both traditional and nontraditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Please Review The Checklist!

Main Street Community Foundation

Scholarships Available For Students Pursuing Skilled Trades

Scholarships are available through the Main Street Community Foundation in 2021 and have a deadline of March 12, 2021 unless otherwise noted. Please read all the requirements completely and carefully before submitting an application.

To apply for one, visit and choose the scholarship(s) you wish to apply for.

Click here to review the available scholarships.

The Connecticut Valley Litho Club Scholarship Application Form and Guidelines

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Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education, Inc. Scholarships Now Available!

CALAHE is delighted to be able to offer scholarship opportunities to Incoming freshmen students and college undergraduates. We hope that we will be able to assist you in defraying some of your college costs. Please review the scholarship criteria carefully to see if you qualify. Go to for further information.

More details and application found here

CSCU CT Undocumented Students Aid Application

This application is exclusively for a specific group of undocumented students who cannot apply for federal student aid. If you have questions about which application to use, contact the financial aid office.

Institutional aid may only be granted to students who would be otherwise eligible for financial aid excepting their undocumented status. All students must show financial need, make satisfactory progress, and must be enrolled in a Title IV aid-eligible program to receive institutional aid.

A Notary Public must witness your signature in Part One of this form. A Notary is a person specially trained to certify affidavits and signatures. The Financial Aid Office at your school can let you know the availability of free notary services at your school. Free notary services may also be available at certain banks and libraries.

CT students without legal immigration status who are NOT Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, but meet the conditions for in-state tuition per subsection (9) of C.G.S. § 10a-29, may apply for institutional financial aid in the 2019-2020 aid year. Aid for these students may be available beginning in Spring 2020.

Only CT students without legal immigration status who are Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and who meet the conditions for in-state tuition per subsection (9) of C.G.S. § 10a-29 may apply for aid for Fall 2019 term.

Students who may be eligible for federal student aid should fill out a FAFSA at The results of the FAFSA will be used to determine eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid.

Aplicación en Español Application in English

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) Scholarships

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation manages a large and exciting scholarship program for both graduating high school seniors and full-time students already enrolled in college. The 2020 scholarship program has closed. No late submissions will be accepted. Please check back in mid-January 2021, when the next program begins.

We steward over 150 scholarship funds established by generous individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that help students pursue their college education and strengthen the future of our communities. These funds cover many different areas of study and may have their own eligibility criteria.

There are three different types of scholarships offered in our program:

  1. Designated scholarships for specific high schools
  2. Competitive scholarships for graduating high school seniors
  3. Competitive scholarships for current college students

General Eligibility & Requirements

Please review the general eligibility criteria below to be sure you are eligible to apply
Review the General Eligibility Requirements here

The Network of Executive Women to Offer Undergraduate Scholarships

The Network of Executive Women of Milford has announced that scholarship applications will be accepted through October 20, 2020. Undergraduate scholarships are available to women residing in or attending school in New Haven or Fairfield Counties who demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be returning, continuing, or commencing schooling or other types of training to further their educational goals and/or enhance their job skills. Current high school seniors and 2020 high school graduates are NOT eligible. In fairness to all applicants, completed applications will be considered only if submitted by the deadline of October 20, 2020. For questions or applications, please contact Lauren Tropp at .

About The Network of Executive Women:
The Network of Executive Women, Inc. was founded in 1979 and provides a platform where business and executive women share ideas and accomplishments while supporting the goals of all members. The Network of Executive Women is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for women in need of financial assistance by awarding annual scholarships. These scholarships are funded through Network-sponsored events, member participation, and private donations.

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2021 Richard 'Dik' Days Scholarship Now Available!

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the availability of the 2021 Richard ‘Dik’ Days Scholarship application.

If you are a Connecticut graduating high school senior attending college full-time in the fall or a current undergraduate student, enrolled full-time in a college/university you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Qualifying applicants must also meet the minimum requirements noted in the application. Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2021. The application deadline is May 1, 2021.

The Richard ‘Dik’ Days Scholarship Fund is an initiative formed through collaboration between the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Connecticut Chapter, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Region 9A and the Days Family.

The Richard ‘Dik’ Days Scholarship Fund is created in memory of Richard Adam Days, who was a labor educator for the UAW. Prior to his retirement he was the Education & Civil Rights Director for the UAW, Region 9A. Brother Days was a rigorous trade unionist, political activist and community advocate. As a labor educator, Dik worked endlessly to educate union and non-union workers, their families and young adults on labor history, the contributions of organized labor in the workplace and the rights of workers. He was a member of the UAW for over 40 years, a charter member of the National Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, co-founder and former President of the Connecticut Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, co-founder of the Connecticut Chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, a lifetime member of the NAACP, a lifetime member of the African American Alliance, and a six term member of the Bloomfield Town Council. Brother Days had an impact on many lives and helped those he touched to better understand their role in the Union and the communities in which we serve.

Please click on the document below to download the application and further information.

2021 Student Scholarship Application

Les Treize Scholarship<

  • Must be a graduating senior from a high school in: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford or Trumbull.
  • Must plan to attend and be a full-time student at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university
  • Applicant must be African-American.

Walter Breslav, Jr. Scholarship

  • Available to applicants seeking a Bachelor’s degree in business and/or finance.
  • Must plan to attend and be a full-time student at an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • Preference given to applicants that demonstrate a strong social conscience.
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CONNTAC Inc. Scholarships

CONNTAC, Inc. offers a scholarship to students every year. If students are eligible please refer them to the Educational Counselor nearest you to assist with the application process. Prospective recipients must be a documented participant of CONNTAC in order to for their scholarship application to be considered by the Board of Directors’ Scholarship Committee.

Please refer to the following link for a CONNTAC office near you:

The CONNTAC, Inc. Scholarship Application is also available on our website:

REQUIREMENTS: 1. Individual must NOT be a client of another TRIO program within Connecticut. This includes any Talent Search, Upward Bound, Student Support Services or Ronald McNair Post Baccalaureate programs. 2. Must be a documented CONNTAC – E.O.C client for FY 2019-2020 (September 2019 – August 2020). Contact the Central Office at (203) 634-7669 for further information. 3. Demonstrate that you are low-income and or have financial need. 4. Neither your mother nor your father has earned a Bachelor’s degree. 5. Show you are attending or will be attending a postsecondary institution for the semester in which the award is given.

APPLICATION DUE DATE: DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 15, 2020. No exceptions for late applicants.

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