2-Year College Scholarships

The Hartford Foundation offers a variety of scholarships for 2-year college students. Some are available in the Hartford Foundation scholarship portal, while others are listed in the Community Scholarships search. Be sure to browse both to find scholarships that are the best fit for you.

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The Hartford Foundation has its own scholarship portal featuring 70+ unique scholarship funds with awards for 4-year college/university, community college, vocational/technical school and graduate school. Applicants are adult learners, high school seniors, current college students and graduate students. Our portal has its own application process. Visit the Hartford Foundation portal by clicking the link below.

DEADLINE: March 14, 2024

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As a community service, we partner with local organizations to provide even more scholarship opportunities for all types of students.

Browse our Community Scholarship listings below.

DEADLINEs vary by scholarship

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Community Scholarships are listed and maintained by nonprofit organizations across the Greater Hartford region. Each scholarship has its own unique criteria and application process. Use the search functions below to narrow your results.

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  • Helping Hand Fund Scholarship
    $4,000 Apply By Apr 15, 2024
    Selection Criteria:
    • High School Seniors residing in Wethersfield or Rocky Hill
    • Strong Academic Performance
    • Community Service
    • Financial Need
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  • James L. and Genevieve H. Goodwin Scholarship
    $1,000-$5,000 Apply By Mar 18, 2024
    Selection Criteria:
    • Connecticut resident
    • Enrolled undergraduate or graduate curriculum in silviculture or forest resource management
    • Financial need
    • Academic excellence
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  • Lions Lowenberg Scholarship
    $2,500 Apply By May 31, 2024
    Selection Criteria:
    • Graduating high school senior residing in Hartford, East Hartford, Windsor, Bloomfield, Newington, West Hartford, or Wethersfield
    • Entering a 2- or 4-year college or university
    • Official high school transcript
    • Financial need
    • Academic excellence
    • Preference will be given to Humanities and Fine Arts Majors
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  • Mary C. Rawlins Scholarship
    $500-$1,000 Apply By Mar 31, 2024
    Selection Criteria:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • State of Connecticut resident
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher at end of Fall semester 2023
    • College/University Acceptance Letter from school you plan to attend
    • Submit copy of Fall 2023 High School Grades Report
    • Essay 1: Respond in 100-200 words: Please explain a challenge you have faced in your life, what you have learned from it, and how you have overcome it or been changed by it.
    • Essay 2: 250-500 words: Affirmative Action has been around for a long time. Please explain your understanding of the purpose of affirmative action and whether or not you feel it has impacted society. Be sure to provide evidence to support your answer. You may use the following website for more information: https://aaaed.org/aaaed/History_of_Affirmative_Action.asp
    • One (1) reference letter from school counselor, teacher or coach
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  • Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity
    $5,000 Apply By May 15, 2024
    Selection Criteria:
    • Students who have solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way
    • Students who have come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family
    • Applicants must live in CT or NYC metro area or plan to attend college in CT or NYC metro area
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  • SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
    up to $5,000 Apply By Apr 01, 2024
    Selection Criteria:
    • Entering or enrolled as undergraduate student at a two- or four-year accredited college in Connecticut
    • Connecticut resident in Hartford, Tolland, or Windham County
    • Financial need
    • Leadership qualities
    • Must have earned a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or be in the top 40% of your class in high school
    • Community service
    • Legal resident of the United States
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