4-Year College Scholarships

The Hartford Foundation has a wide array of scholarships for 4-year college students. These scholarships are offered through three channels: the Scholarship America portal, the Hartford Foundation scholarship portal and our Community Scholarship listings. Each channel offers different scholarships, so we recommend browsing all three.

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Scholarship America logo

We partner with Scholarship America to offer 65+ scholarships to Hartford area graduating high school seniors who will attend a 4-year college or university full-time. Visit the Scholarship America website to browse and apply.

The Scholarship America portal has closed for the 2021-22 season. This portal will reopen in Fall 2022.

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Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Logo

The Hartford Foundation has its own scholarship portal featuring 60+ unique scholarship funds with awards for 4-year, 2-year, vocational, adult and graduate students. Our portal has its own eligibility and application process. Visit the Hartford Foundation portal to apply.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2022

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Community Scholarships Logo

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.

Community Scholarships Logo

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.

27 Results
  • Alice and Maxwell Kramer Scholarship
    $500-$2,000 Apply By May 15, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Of the Jewish faith
    • Pursuing nursing or other healthcare profession (preference to nursing)
    • Resident of Greater Hartford (parents may satisfy residency requirement)
    • Good citizenship and active involvement in the community
    • Merit Based
    • Financial Need Considered but not Required
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  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Omicron Omega Chapter Annual Scholarship
    $1,000-$2,500 Apply By Feb 01, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Female graduating high school senior
    • Resident of Greater Hartford Area
    • Graduating from a public high school
    • Will enter college in Fall 2019
    • Not an immediate family member of any Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. member
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  • American Savings Foundation: Robert T. Kenney Scholarships
    $1,000 - $3,000 Apply By Mar 31, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Financial need
    • 2.5 minimum GPA or top 1/3 of class
    • Must live in one of the 64 towns served by the American Savings Foundation
    • Community involvement
    • Academic potential
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  • Anne E. Wall Scholarship
    $500-$1,000 Apply By May 13, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Resident of Bloomfield, CT
    • Financial Need Considered but not Required
    • Good citizenship and active involvement in the community
    • Legal resident of the United States
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  • Bro. Dr. Frank T. Simpson Scholarship
    $1,250 one-time award for Freshman year Apply By Apr 15, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Graduating high school seniors attending public or private schools in Hartford County
    • Students who will be enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university
    • Academic excellence, class rank with a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must have documentation of community service and other extracurricular activities within the community and school
    • Personal essay as required in the application package
    • Preference for Black/African American male students
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  • Bruce & Betty Woodward Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000 Apply By Sep 01, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Legally blind
    • CT resident or attending school in CT
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  • C. Rodney Demarest Memorial Scholarship
    $3,000 Apply By Sep 01, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Legally blind
    • CT resident or attending school in CT
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  • Connecticut Broadcasters Association
    $1,000-$5,000 Apply By Mar 15, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student
    • Majoring in broadcasting, journalism, communications or engineering
    • Strong academics
    • Financial need
    • Connecticut residents only
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  • Connecticut Building Congress Scholarships
    $1,000-$3,500 Apply By Mar 04, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Connecticut resident
    • Construction-related Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or industry related major
    • Attending a two- or four-year college or university
    • Financial need
    • Academic excellence
    • Extracurricular involvement
    • Community service
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  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship
    At least $3,000 Apply By Mar 01, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Preference for Black/African American female graduating high school seniors
    • Applicant must reside and attend high school in the service area of the Hartford Alumnae Chapter which includes Hartford County (excluding Bristol and Southington); cities and towns within, Windham or Tolland Counties; cities of Cromwell and East Hampton
    • Planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university
    • Academic excellence, GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
    • Leadership abilities
    • Community service/community involvement/public service
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  • Doris Higley Memorial Scholarship
    $2,000 Apply By Sep 01, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Legally blind
    • CT resident or attending school in CT
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  • Farmington Valley (CT) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated - Deirdre L. Bibby Visual Arts Award
    $1,000 Apply By Apr 30, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Submit a completed application
    • Submit a brief statement of your pursuit of the visual arts, inclusive of inspiration and/or influential factors (approximately 300 words in length)
    • Submit an official transcript
    • Submit a written recommendation from a professor, counselor, Clergyperson, mentor, or supervisor/manager
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  • Frank Roswell Fuller Scholarship
    Based on financial need as determined by FAFSA Apply By May 30, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Able to demonstrate financial need (determined by filing the FAFSA)
    • Graduating high school senior from a high school located in Hartford County
    • Maintaining a GPA of 70 or better (or its equivalent)
    • A member of the UCC/ Congregational Church and "professed to be of the Congregational faith"
    • Planning to attend a fully accredited four-year college as a candidate for a baccalaureate degree
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  • Helping Hand Fund Scholarship
    $4,000 Apply By Apr 15, 2022
    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 20, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Connecticut resident
    • Enrolled undergraduate or graduate curriculum in silviculture or forest resource management
    • Financial need
    • Academic excellence
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  • Jewish Community Foundation Scholarships
    $1,000-$5,000 Apply By May 15, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Of the Jewish faith
    • Resident of Greater Hartford
    • Merit Based
    • Involvement in community and extra-curricular activities
    • Financial Need Considered but not Required
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  • Jonathan Seth Kronick Memorial Scholarship
    $500-$1000 Apply By May 15, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Resident of Greater Hartford
    • Preference to vocational education, engineering or music studies
    • Good citizenship (civic engagement/active involvement in the community)
    • Of the Jewish faith
    • Legal resident of the United States
    • Financial Need Considered but not Required
    • Merit Based
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  • June Miller Rosenblatt Scholarship
    $1,000 Apply By May 15, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Pursuing teacher education degree
    • Resident of Greater Hartford
    • Financial Need Considered but not Required
    • GPA of B or higher
    • Civic or community involvement
    • Legal resident of the United States
    • Preference given to first generation Americans
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  • Lou Irvin Education Award
    $1,000 Apply By Feb 10, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Rising junior or senior in college
    • Teacher Education major
    • Connecticut resident
    • Proof of financial need
    • Academic letters of recommendation
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  • Lowenberg Scholarship
    $2,500 Apply By Jun 01, 2022
    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 19, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • State of Connecticut resident
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher at end of Fall semester 2020
    • Entering a 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational school
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  • Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity
    $5,000 Apply By May 03, 2022
    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
    • Students must live in Connecticut or NYC metropolitan area, planning to attend a 4 year college anywhere in the US, OR live anywhere in the US and pland to attend college in Connecticut or NYC metropolitan area.
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  • Rhea Sourifman Caplin Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000-$2,000 Apply By May 15, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Of the Jewish faith
    • Greater Hartford resident
    • Pursuing nursing or healthcare profession
    • Minimum B average in sciences
    • Good citizenship (civic engagement/active involvement in the community)
    • Legal resident of the United States
    • Merit Based
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  • SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
    up to $5,000 Apply By Apr 30, 2022
    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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  • SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
    up to $5,000 Apply By Mar 31, 2022
    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
    • United States Citizen or United States National
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  • Tracey Gamer-Fanning Memorial Scholarship
    $1,000 Apply By Mar 02, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Must be a (1) brain tumor survivor or a patient recently diagnosed with a brain tumor or (2) an immediate family member of someone living with a brain tumor
    • Must desire to pursue a career as a chef, restaurateur, farmer, food scientist, food manufacturer, food chemist or entrepreneur with a clear course of study in the industry and be currently enrolled in an accredited institution or entering in the semester
    • Must be a Connecticut resident and US citizen
    • Must have demonstrated financial need
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  • West Hartford Women's Chorale Scholarship
    $1,500 Apply By Feb 01, 2022
    Selection Criteria:
    • Active involvement with music program during high school
    • Plans to continue involvement with music in college
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