Types of Scholarships


This scholarship directory contains more than 100 college scholarships, most of which are specifically geared to students from the Greater Hartford region.

1. Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Portals

There are two scholarship portals available on our website, one for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving College Scholarship Program, and another for Individual Scholarship Funds at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving College Scholarship program

This portal is operated by Scholarship America and awards 50-60 scholarships each year, from a pool of 70+ scholarship funds. These scholarships are available to students attending 4-year colleges only.


  • Graduating high school senior who lives in or attends school in the 29-town Greater Hartford region
  • Entering a four-year college or university (full-time enrollment)
  • Financial need
  • Class rank - top third with a good academic record
  • Active volunteer in school, community, or other extracurricular activities

Students can apply through the Scholarship America website by clicking this link.

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Individual Scholarship Funds at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has our own scholarship portal featuring 60+ scholarships available to students planning to attend 2-year, 4-year and graduate schools.

Each scholarship in this portal has its own unique criteria. Interested students can create an account, complete an eligibility quiz and are matched with scholarships that meet their criteria.

Click here to visit the portal.

Deadline: February 1, 2021

2. Community Scholarships from Other Organizations

Many organizations in the Greater Hartford area want to help you pay for college. Some of these organizations have listed their scholarships in this directory. Each scholarship will have its own set of eligibility criteria and applications instructions. Some accept the General Scholarship Application. To view descriptions of these scholarships, go to Search the Directory.

3. Graduate School Scholarships

Some of the scholarships in this directory are open to students attending or planning to attend graduate school. View a list of Graduate School Scholarships. 

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