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Each year, Derby High School awards scholarships and prizes to the graduating seniors on behalf of many local organizations and sponsors. In addition, students may apply for other local scholarships through the guidance office. For more information or an application for the following scholarships, please stop in the guidance office. Please pay close attention to DEADLINES.


The Angelo Giardini Scholarship

Deadline : February 28, 2021

$5,000 over two years

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Connecticut resident enrolled in, or graduating high school seniors applying for and planning to enter, a four-year building and construction technology or civil engineering program, or entering a two-year technical school with a construction course of study, with the intent of entering a four-year accredited college upon completion of the technical school.
  • Applicants must have a desire for a career in construction.

For application and more information, click here:  Construction Career Scholarship 


The Michael Timura Scholarship

Deadline : February 28, 2021

$5,000 over two years

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Connecticut resident enrolled in, or graduating high school seniors applying for and planning to enter, a four-year building and construction technology or civil engineering program, or entering a two-year technical school with a construction course of study, with the intent of entering a four-year accredited college upon completion of the technical school.
  • Applicants must have a desire for a career in construction.

For application and more information, click here:  Construction Career Scholarship 


The Young Contractors Forum Scholarship

Deadline : February 28, 2021

$2,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Connecticut resident enrolled in, or graduating high school seniors applying for and planning to enter, a four-year building and construction technology or civil engineering program, or entering a two-year technical school with a construction course of study, with the intent of entering a four-year accredited college upon completion of the technical school.
  • Applicants must have a desire for a career in construction.

For application and more information, click here: Construction Career Scholarship 


The AGC of Connecticut Foundation Scholarship

Deadline : February 28, 2021

$2,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Connecticut resident enrolled in, or graduating high school seniors applying for and planning to enter, a four-year building and construction technology or civil engineering program, or entering a two-year technical school with a construction course of study, with the intent of entering a four-year accredited college upon completion of the technical school.
  • Applicants must have a desire for a career in construction.

For application and more information, click here:  Construction Career Scholarship 


Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship

Deadline:  March 1, 2021

$1,000 - 2 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a woman planning on studying agriculture leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or any other courses directly related to agriculture.

For application and more information, click here:  Daughters of American Agriculture 


Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

Deadline:  March 1, 2021

$8,500 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior with a grade point average of 3.0 or better who is preparing to enter college and intends to become a journalist who will bring diversity to U.S. journalism.

For application and more information, click here:  Journalism Diversity


American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Deadline:  March 1, 2021

$5,000 - 350 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior.

For application and more information, click here:  American Chemical Society


Project Yellow Light Video Scholarship

Deadline:  March 1, 2021

$8,000 - 6 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be currently in high school or college.
  • Be attending a college or university in the Fall of 2021.

For application and more information, click here:  Project Yellow Light


SEG Scholarship

Deadline:  March 1, 2021

$10,000 - 150 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior planning to attend college next year.
  • Be intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics.

For application and more information, click here:  SEG Scholarships


Microsoft disAbility Scholarship

Deadline:  March 1, 2021

$20,000 - 10 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a current high school senor living with a disability (as defined by WHO), whether that be visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, speech, or other disability.

For application and more information, click here:  Microsoft disAbility


New England Newspaper and Press Association Scholarship

Deadline:  March 12, 2021

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a resident of New England
  • Be a senior in high school planning on attending a college in the fall with a concentration in journalism or related field.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or above

For application and more information, click here:  Journalism


Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship

Deadline:  March 15, 2021

$20,000 - 2 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior accepted to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent.
  • Be from a low-income household.

For application and more information, click here:  Beyond the Boroughs 


Louie Family Foundation Scholarships

Deadline:  March 15, 2021

$4,000 - 25 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a freshman at an accredited college/university during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Have a cumulative, unweighted GPS between 3.7 and 4.0.
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1300 (out of 1600)

For application and more information, click here:  Louie Family Foundation 


BMW Engineering Scholarship

Deadline:  March 15, 2021

$6,000 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.
  • Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.

For application and more information, click here:  BMW Engineering 


PWC Scholarship

Deadline:  March 17, 2021

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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.

For application and more information, click here:  PWC Scholarship


FEEA Scholarships

Deadline:  March 25, 2021

$5,000 - 400 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be children, step-children, or legal dependents of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal workers employed with the federal government for more than three years.

For application and more information, click here:  FEEA Scholarship 


No Essay YDI Scholarship

Deadline:  March 29, 2021

$2,222 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories.
  • Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in a high school.

For application and more information, click here:  YDI Scholarship 


Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2021

$500 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on March 30th, 2021.

For application and more information, click here:  Odenza 


NC Scholarships

Deadline : March 31, 2021

$2,000 - 12 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled as a high school senior or a student enrolled at an accredited college or university located within the United States.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5.

For application and more information, click here:  NC Scholarship 


SP High School Scholarship

Deadline:  March 31, 2021

$10,000 - 10 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2021.
  • Answer the Essay question on the sponsor's website.

For application and more information, click here:  SP High School Scholarship 


USBC Scholarship 

Deadline:  March 31, 2021

$1,000 - 2 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • be a USBC member or the child/grandchild of a USBC member
  • be entering an institution of higher learning in the summer or fall of 2021

For application and more information, click here:  USBC Scholarship


American Nuclear Society Scholarship

Deadline:  April 1, 2021

$5,000 - 3 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior who has enrolled full-time in college courses pursuing science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) with an interest in working in nuclear science and technology.

For application and more information, click here:  American Nuclear Society Scholarship 


Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship

Deadline:  April 1, 2021

$5,000 - 3 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Be enrolling in one of the following majors:  Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics.

For application and more information, click here:  Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship 


Young Women in Public Affairs Award

Deadline:  April 1, 2021

$4,000 - 42 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a woman, ages 16-19 on April 1, living in a Zonta district/region.
  • Demonstrate evidence of at least one of the following:  Active commitment to volunteerism, Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership.

For application and more information, click here:  Young Women in Public Affairs Award 



Heavy Equipment Parts Express Scholarship

Deadline:  April 1, 2021

$500 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirement:

  • Currently be in high school, college, or university.
  • Be at least 16 years of age on the day of the deadline.

For application and more information, click here:  Heavy Equipment Parts Express 


AFL-CIO 2021 Workers' Memorial Day Scholarship Essay Contest

Deadline:  April 1, 2021

1st Prize - $1500.00
2nd Prize - $1,000.00
3rd Prize - $500.00

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to all high school seniors
  • Essay is to be no more than 1000 words

For more information and essay topics, click here:  2021 Workers Memorial Day Scholarship Essay Contest Flyer 


Valley Association of Realtors, Inc. Scholarship

Deadline:  April 6, 2021

$500 Award - one boy & one girl

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Open to all seniors in Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • planning on attending College, University, or Vocational School in the Fall of 2021
  • demonstrates financial need

For application and more information, click here:  2021 Scholarship Application 


National Dairy Shrine Scholarships

Deadline:  April 15, 2021

$3,000 - 42 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior planning to enter a four-year college or university with intent to major in Dairy/Animal Science.

For application and more information, click here:  National Dairy Shrine 


Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship

Deadline:  April 15, 2021

$10,000 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Be successfully managing diabetes with proper medication, exercise, and diet.

For application and more information, click here:  Verplank Foundation 


Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship

Deadline:  April 15, 2021

$2,500 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or higher with an intent to study computer science.
  • Be graduating high school in the spring of 2021 and enrolling at or accepted to an accredited college or university within the US by the end of August 2021.

For application and more information, click here:  Intertech Foundation 


The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship

Deadline:  April 15, 2021

$1,000 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • awarded to a graduating senior who will be majoring in an FCS related area, or in FCS education in college

For application and more information, click here:  AAFCS Scholarship Application 2021 


Dennis Malone Scholarship

Deadline:  April 18, 2021

$1,000 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduating senior
  • Plans to attend a 2 or 4 year college and pursue a career in park management, forestry, horticulture, agronomy, or a closely related field.

For application and more information, click here:  2021 Dennis Malone Scholarship 


VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

Deadline:  April 28, 2021

$20,000 - 15 Awards

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 16 and 25 during the application window and have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.  This includes sensory, physical, cognitive, learning, socio-emotional disabilities and more.

For application and more information, click here:  VSA Emerging Young Artists 


Kochhar & Co. Scholarship

Deadline:  April 30, 2021

$1,000 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be attending college or university on a full-time or part-time basis no later than September 2021.
  • Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

For application and more information, click here:  Kochhar & Co. 


The Vera H. and William R. Todd Foundation Scholarship

Deadline:  May 1, 2021

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a current resident of Derby or Shelton with continuous residence of a minimum of four years.
  • be a high school graduate planning to attend college

For application and more information, click here:  2021 TODD APPLICATION


Martin Chromik / Cas Turaj Scholarship

Deadline:  May 5, 2021

$8,000 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Financial Need
  • Community Service
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Scholarship

For application and more information, click here:  Rotary Scholarship Applications 


Deceased Rotarians Scholarship

Deadline:  May 5, 2021

$1,500 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Community Service
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Financial Need

For application and more information, click here:  Rotary Scholarship Applications 


President's Scholarship

Deadline:  May 5, 2021

$1,000 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements;

  • Financial Need
  • Community Service
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Scholarship

For application and more information, click here:  Rotary Scholarship Applications 


Robert W. Dickgeisser Scholarship

Deadline:  May 5, 2021

$1,500 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scouting Activity (Boys or Girls)
  • Community Service
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Financial Need

For application and more information, click here:  Rotary Scholarship Applications 


Edward Handi Scholarship

Deadline:  May 5, 2021

$1,500 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Community Service
  • Scholarship
  • Financial Need
  • Extra-curricular Activities

For application and more information, click here:  Rotary Scholarship Applications 


Review It Scholarship

Deadline:  May 15, 2021

$1,000 - 1 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be attending college or university no later than September 2021.
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and plan on attending a school in the United States.

For application and more information, click here:  Review It Scholarship 


CALAHE Scholarship

Deadline:  May 31, 2021

$1,000 Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Limited to Latinx student from Connecticut
  • Must have been a Connecticut resident for the past twelve months
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or greater
  • Demonstrated community service within the Latinx community

For application and more information, click here:  CALAHE 2021-2022 Scholarship 


 

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http://sussle.org/scholarship

http://www.college-scholarships.com

www.studentscholarships.org

http://www.online-degrees-and-scholarships.com/

www.fastweb.com

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http://www.onlineschools.org/guides/connecticut/

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