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.

Scholarship Name:  PhentermineClinics Health Scholarship

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:  You are currently enrolled in a college, university, high school, or trade school.  The content you submit in your application must be unique and must offer value to the reader.  Creative, high-quality submissions have a higher chance of winning.

Application Deadline:  December 31st, 2019

Details:  One winner will be selected by January 15th, 2020 and will be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Name:
  Carl Moller Scholarship for Connecticut High School Students interested in a Law Enforcement Career

Minimum Eligibility Requirements: 

  1. Must be in the senior year of study and currently enrolled in an accredited high school program in Connecticut.
  2. Must be applying for admission to a degree program at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning.
  3. Must be in need of financial aid and without such aid would find it difficult although not necessarily impossible to obtain education.
  4. Must submit properly completed forms and letters to his/her police chief by January 1, 2020.

Application Deadline:  January 1st, 2020 - submit to your local police chief

Details:  Two $1,000 scholarships per year.  Awards to be used for tuition, fees, texts, supplies and other necessary academic purposes.  Awards conditioned upon substantiation of admission and expenses.  A check for $1,000 to be given to each winner following submission of appropriate documents.

Scholarship Name:  High School Heisman Scholarship 2019

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:  

  1.  High School Heisman® scholarships will be awarded to State Winners, National Finalists and National Winners. All scholarship winners must meet all the rules of the High School Heisman application process.
  2. Scholarship winners can attend any accredited college or university in the United States. The scholarship is not restricted to any specific institution.
  3. Scholarship winners must plan to be enrolled full time (a minimum of 12 hours per semester or quarter) for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.


  1. Scholarships are not renewable and are for one year only.
  2. Scholarship funds may only be used toward educational expense: tuition, books and fees.
  3. The one-time award stipend will be paid in one installment for a full academic year. The check will be issued to the college/university and mailed directly to the student at the beginning of the support period. The student will be responsible for forwarding the check to their college/university.
  4. Other awards may be accepted by recipients of  High School Heisman scholarships. There will ordinarily be no objection to the acceptance of additional awards.
  5. If the recipient does not enroll for the 2020-2021 academic year, the unused portion of the funds will be forfeited. Any funds forfeited will be returned to the High School Heisman program.
  6. Exceptions may be considered on an individual basis if the forfeiture stems from illness, hardship, family tragedy, or similar reasons and is solely the decision of the  High School Heisman program.
  7. The High School Heisman program reserves the right to alter scholarship funds distribution as needed.
  8. Should a scholarship recipient choose to delay schooling and pursue military service, funds may be deferred for educational use at later time. Requests must be made in writing to  High School Heisman (email is acceptable), must detail the time period of deferral and must be approved in advance. All deferral requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the  High School Heisman program.
  9. Further questions about scholarships, eligibility and athletic compliance can be addressed by contacting the Heisman High School Scholarship program at or call 800-205-6367.   

Scholarship Name: The Vera H. and William R. Todd Foundation Scholarship

Minimum Eligibility Requirements: The Vera H. and William R. Todd Foundation was created “ give primary consideration toward helping residents of Shelton and further their academic or professional fields...”.

  1. The Applicant must be: a) a current resident of Derby or Shelton, Connecticut, with continuous residence of a minimum of four years; b) a high school graduate or high school senior planning to attend college.
  2. Recipients are eligible to re-apply for all four years of college. Re-applicants must call in order to receive a re-application.

Application Deadline:  May 1st, 2020


  1. Complete the application in detail - answer all questions; print or type, date and sign. Please present to parents or guardian to review and sign.
  2. Each application is reviewed on the basis of financial need, scholastic ability, and extra-curricular involvement.
  3.  You must request that your high school mail a transcript of your academic record, including class standing, and a complete record of your SAT scores to the Trustee. Also, if you are a college student, please have an official college transcript sent to the Trustee. The preferred transcript is for a full year; however, if not available until after MAY 1, request a transcript for grades to date. Unless prior arrangements are made with the Trustee, any applications without an
    official transcript, as of MAY 1, will be considered incomplete. 
  4. Please include a copy(ies) of the income tax returns for each parent. ( Page one and Page two of the 1040/ 1040A + Schedule C if either parent is self-employed).
  5. All correspondence, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts should be sent to the Trustee at the address below.
  6. Please contact Janneth Achury at 860-244-4861 or Amy Lynch at 860.244-4870 with any questions regarding the application process.

Bank of America, Trustee
101 East River Drive
East Hartford, CT 06108

Scholarship Name:  The Comcast Leaders and Scholarship Program

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:  

Applicants must:

  1. Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership.
  2. Be enrolled as a high school senior.
  3. Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or participating NBCUniversal or Telemundo markets.
  4. Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.
  5. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  6. Employees of Comcast Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates, their children and other family members are ineligible to receive an award.

Application Deadline:  December 6, 2019; 5:00 pm EST

Details:  The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation anitcipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year.  If selected, students will each receive a $2,500 award.  Furthermore, a select number of awardees will be chosen as recipients of a Founder's Award.  These scholarship winners will receive awards in excess of $2,500.

All awards are for undergraduate study only and may be used for education-related expenses based on the institution's cost of attendance.  Acceptable expenses include:  tuition, fees, books, supplies, and room and board on or off campus.

Awards are one-time only.  Past recipients may not reapply.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • Current, complete transcript of grades.  Grade reports are not accepted.  Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, and grades.

Your application is ​not​ complete unless all required documents are submitted.

If you have immediate questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact us at or call 1-800-537-4180.

Scholarship Name:  Elks National Foundation

​Minimum Eligibility Requirements:​  


Our scholarship programs are for undergraduate study only. A student may not receive more than one Elks National Foundation scholarship award or grant in any one academic year.

The scholarships awards (except EEG) are evidenced by a Certificate of Award issued by the Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation. All checks are paid directly to the school; under no circumstance can we make payment directly to the student.

Scholarship awards may be used for cost of attendance expenses. In order to receive payment, a student must have the school send to our Chicago office, the completed Verification of Enrollment form, whereupon, we will issue our check, payable to the school, and mail it directly to the school to establish a credit in the name of the student. We will notify the student when we mail the check.

Since most checks are being prepared during the months of August through November, student and school must allow four to six weeks for payment.

If a student terminates his or her courses for any reason, the undisbursed balance of the award MUST be returned directly to the Foundation’s Chicago office. It may NOT be transferred to another school, and it may NOT be paid to the student personally.

It is the responsibility of the student to follow up on all matters relating to his or her scholarship award.

In all correspondence relating to a student who has been awarded a scholarship, we must have the full name and the ENF ID of the student.

The information herein should not be turned over to publishers or those who wish to include it in a computer resource listing. We receive hundreds of requests from students who pay for scholarship/grant information, only to find they are not eligible or that the information is years out-of-date. Unfortunately, many of these sources do not publish complete information, nor do they update their files on a regular basis.

The Elks National Foundation has no loan programs, vocational grants or assistance for graduate study available, and it does not maintain a mailing list.

If a student would like to use his or her scholarship funds for a study abroad program, it must be billed through an accredited, U.S. degree-granting institution. We cannot issue funds to a third party program or vendor.

The Elks National Foundation reserves the right to cancel an award in total, if we do not hear from a student for two consecutive academic years.

For more information contact the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office at


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
New Haven Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is an organization of college-educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the African-American community. More information about the organization can be found at

The New Haven Alumnae Chapter has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships since the chapter was chartered in 1959. The chapter provides scholarships to graduating African-American high school seniors who have excelled academically. More information about the chapter can be found at
To be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must:
•Live in the New Haven Alumnae Chapter service area (Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, HamdenMadison, Meriden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Seymour, Wallingford, Waterbury, WestHaven or Woodbridge)
•Have a scholastic average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale;
•Plans to enter a two-year or four-year university/college or a vocational post-secondary program as a full-time freshman in the Fallof 2019.
•Cannot be the daughter/son or granddaughter/son of a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The applicant must electronically submit a completed application to by Friday, December 20, 2019.
The completed application packet must include all of the following:
 Scholarship Application (Must be typed)
 Two (2) letters of recommendation completed by either a teacher, counselor or administrator at your school with their contact information. Letters must include length of time known applicant; in what capacity; additional comments regarding intellectual ability, motivation, interpersonal skills, verbal and writing skills.  Photograph (ex. wallet size) and attached photogragh release form signed by parent or guardian. An attachment listing your community service activities.  An attachment of extracurricular activities and work experience.
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