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.

South Central Area Superintendents' Association (SCASA)
Memorial Scholarship Award

Deadline:  March 4th, 2019

Three scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each are awarded yearly to seniors for the purpose of supporting their pursuits of careers in K-12 public education.

Click the link below for the application.  Bring it to your guidance counselor prior to submitting.

SCASA Memorial Scholarship Award Application



Each year, Post University will award two outstanding students who wish to pursue a degree in business from the Malcolm Baldridge School of Business a FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP to attend the University's main campus.  Students must enroll as full-time residential students, have a high school GPA of at least 3.65 and an SAT score of at least 1160 (composite score) or ACT of 24, and meet other requirements to be eligible for this scholarship. is proud to offer the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry.

Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The scholarship award amount is $1,000.


To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Majoring in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, management, and others related to the personal finance industry
  • Must be a U.S. resident
  • Must send in an official transcript
  • Must be a current or future college student (e.g., high school senior)
  • Scholarship must go to tuition purposes (will be paid directly to the university/college)
  • Complete an essay for submission (see essay guidelines below)

Important Deadlines

Please note the following deadlines for the spring term:

  • Due Date: July 31st annually
  • Announced: August 31st annually
  • Awarded: August 31st annually

Essay Guidelines

To qualify for the scholarship, please follow the essay guidelines below:

  • Essay Topic: In 10 years, how do you see yourself impacting the finance industry?
  • The essay title must be: “How I Will Impact The Finance Industry”.
  • The essay should be 500-900 words.
  • Any resources should be carefully noted and cited appropriately using the MLA format.
  • Any plagiarism or fabrication will disqualify the applicant from award disbursement.
  • Essay should be 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 1-inch margins

For further information go to:

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship 2018

  1. Wendy’s® 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 Wendy’s 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 2019-2020 academic year.
  4. Scholarships are not renewable and are for one year only.
  5. Scholarship funds may only be used toward educational expense: tuition, books and fees.
  6. 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.
  7. Other awards may be accepted by recipients of Wendy’s High School Heisman scholarships. There will ordinarily be no objection to the acceptance of additional awards.
  8. If the recipient does not enroll for the 2019-2020 academic year, the unused portion of the funds will be forfeited. Any funds forfeited will be returned to the Wendy’s High School Heisman program.
  9. 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 Wendy’s High School Heisman program.
  10. The Wendy’s High School Heisman program reserves the right to alter scholarship funds distribution as needed.
  11. 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 Wendy’s 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 Wendy’s High School Heisman program.
  12. Further questions about scholarships, eligibility and athletic compliance can be addressed by contacting Wendy’s at or 800-205-6367



Big Y's Scholarship Program

Big Y has awarded 4.5 million dollars to over 5,900 students since the beginning of the program.

Big Y® Foods, Inc. is one of the largest, locally owned supermarket chains in Southern New England. A family-owned and operated corporation, Big Y has represented excellence in the food industry since 1936.

In tribute to both its employees and its customers, Big Y offers an annual scholarship program. Established in 1981, the program includes a series of scholarships which honor Big Y's founders; the late Paul H. D'Amour and his brother, Gerald D'Amour. In addition, there is a scholarship series that was originally funded by Big Y employees to commemorate Big Y's 50th Anniversary, one recognizing the contributions of area law enforcement officers and firefighters and a category that acknowledges the tremendous sacrifice made by all Military Service members and their families.

All Big Y scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement. They are awarded to the most academically outstanding students in the Big Y market area. There are awards for both traditional and nontraditional students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

NEW Online application!  November 1st - February 1 only. 

BigSun Scholarship...2019
Deadline June 19, 2019

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
  • Visit the website at 

James L. and Genevieve H. Goodwin Scholarship


Postmarked by March 20, 2019

Amount Awarded

$1,000 - $5,000

  • A personal statement indicating why you are interested in Forest Management.
  • Complete the General Scholarship Application at

B.Davis Scholarship 

General Information
The generosity of our site sponsors have allowed us to offer a scholarship to help the students who visit our site.
The winner(s) of this scholarship will be notified by email and their name(s) will be shown on this site.

Deadline and Eligibility

DEADLINE: May 24, 2019

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.



​All applications must be submitted using the online application form.  Go to to complete your application.


PFLAG Hartford
Helen and Bob Brill Scholarship
PFLAG Hartford and Helen and Bob Brill Scholarship . • 2019

● Applicants should identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, etc.) or Allies, ages 16-24.
● Applicants must be residents of Connecticut.
● Applicants must be active within the LGBTQIA+ community, OR actively working on addressing LGBTQIA+ social issues within school or in the community.
● Applicants must be planning on attending a college/technical school, or an accredited post high school program in the fall of 2019.
● Applicants must have graduated from high school or its equivalent by July 1, 2019 and must have sufficient records to be accepted by an accredited college, university, or technical institute. Students already enrolled at such a school are also eligible to apply.
● Awards must be used toward post high school education, and will be sent directly to the institutions.
● Previous PFLAG Hartford and Helen and Bob Brill Scholarship recipients are not eligible.

Judges will take into consideration the candidate’s support, education, advocacy, service or activity in the LGBTQ community, other interests, the essay, answers to this application, recommendations, and other factors in arriving at the choice of their recipient(s). A scholarship of at least $1,000 will be awarded to each recipient selected. Judges’ decisions are final.

Applicants will be notified in April, 2019 of any award. This year’s scholarship awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm, at 10 Woodland Street, Hartford. PFLAG Hartford and Helen and Bob Brill Scholarship recipients are requested to attend and accept their award.

During this time, scholarship recipients will be introduced introduced and have the opportunity to speak briefly about their experiences as members or allies of the LGBTQIA+ community and/ or their plans for the future.

● Applications should be typed, using as many attached sheets as necessary. Please include your name on top of each page. Please be thorough and answer all questions. If a question does not apply, please
answer with N/A .
● Letters of recommendation must be current, and sealed and signed in its own envelope by the recommending writer and included within the application.
● Please DO NOT include school transcripts or financial statements. Once completed, applicants should mail it along with letters of recommendation to the address shown below. Please mail as early as you are able, but completed applications MUST BE RECEIVED no later than Friday, March 29, 2019. No exceptions are able to be made, and any incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified.

Mail completed application packets to:
PFLAG Hartford Brill Scholarship
attn: Amy Emery
P.O. Box 68
Southington, CT 06489-0068

Red Sox Foundation selects high school seniors as winners of their state’s Red Sox Service Scholarship.

The winners receive a $1,000 college scholarship during a special pregame ceremony at Fenway Park. 2019 New England Red Sox Service Scholarship is proudly sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and National Grid in Rhode Island.

The Red Sox introduced the state scholarship program in New Hampshire in 2010 and recently expanded to Rhode Island in 2012 and Connecticut, Maine, and Vermont in 2014. In 2019, the New England Red Sox Service Scholarships Program will include 250 high schools throughout NH, ME, CT, RI and VT. With the support of new local partners in the future, our goal is to include more public high schools in each of these states. It’s a small way that we can reward young people across New England for serving others while reaching for their dreams

1. Scholarship Applications are now online. All applicants must apply to the scholarship at with promo code: RICTVT2019   

2. The deadline for New England Service Scholarship for New Hampshire and Connecticut is Friday, February 15, 2019. 
3. Please note that the online application has sections for file uploads so be sure to have the following documents on hand before proceeding. Make sure you fill every required field and upload all documents as Scholarship Committee will not review incomplete applications. 
a. Student Aid Report (SAR) - If you do not have your SAR by February 8, 2019, include a copy of the confirmation email received upon submitting your FASFA and upload your SAR as soon as it becomes available.
b. Official High School Transcript - If you are not able to upload your official/unofficial Transcript or recommendation letters due to school regulations, please upload necessary documents and click “save as draft” at the bottom of the screen in Step 12. You will receive an email with additional instructions on how your guidance counselor can upload the necessary files per your request. Once your guidance counselor uploads the necessary files your application will be complete.   
c. Letter of Recommendation (see above)
d. Written Essay 

4. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.  

5. When uploading supplemental materials, please label your high school, full name and file type.

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Application For Students from Connecticut

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors from the State of Connecticut.

This memo contains information for applying to the United States Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation Scholarship Program. Each year $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice.

Note: the Connecticut JCI Senate awards a scholarship AND the selected winner(s) are also submitted to the US JCI Senate Foundation for consideration for the $1000 grants.

Application Form is located on the web page:

Please read the following points carefully. Failure to comply may be cause for disqualification.

* More details instructions are on the first page of the application form

* Submission preference will be in a Microsoft Word compatible format. Typed or neatly hand printed submission will also be accepted.

* Supporting documentation of your choice may follow each page as appropriate.

* Reference letters are limited to five (5) with a maximum length of one (1) page each.

* Your application must be postmarked no later than January 11, 2019.

Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund


The Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to graduating Connecticut high school students entering college-level programs in architecture, construction-related engineering, construction management, surveying, planning or other courses of study leading to associate, baccalaureate, or masters degrees in the construction field. In the recent past, scholarships have ranged from $1,000 to $2,000 per year, renewable up to 4 years.

Applications are only accepted from Connecticut residents who will be studying construction industry-related subjects in college.

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Connecticut is pleased to announce its 2019 Scholarship Program. Four scholarships are available to students who are interested in a construction career:

·        The Angelo Giardini Scholarship ($5,000 for two years, $2,500 each year)

·        The Michael Timura Scholarship ($5,000 for two years, $2,500 each year)

·        The Young Contractors Forum Scholarship ($1,000 for one year)

·        The AGC of Connecticut Foundation Scholarship ($1,000 for one year.

Applicants must be Connecticut residents 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 desire a career in construction.

Applications must be submitted on-line and will be accepted until February 28, 2019. Please forward the following link to the on-line application to any interested students.

USBC Scholarship-2 Scholarships available $1000 each- Deadline March 18, 2019...Student does not need to be an active bowler. The student, parent or grandparent must be a current member of the CT State USBC Association.  See Guidance for more info.

Orazio DiMauro Foundation-Deadline April 15, 2019.    Available to students who have been accepted to a major in engineering. Further details about the scholarship program can be found at


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 12th year.

 We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

 Scholarship Deadline   -  June 14, 2019.

 Application Process

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:

Full details are available on our site.




CarterCares Scholarship


The offices of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers are committed to supporting higher education opportunities through our CarterCares initiative. This year, our 14th Annual CarterCares Scholarship focuses on giving back to your communities. We are offering (1) scholarship to a Connecticut high school senior who is interested in the field of law, and who will be attending college in the fall of 2018. The (1) winner will receive a laptop, a $2,000 scholarship, and a paid summer internship at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers!


To learn more, visit The application will be posted January 1, 2019 on our CarterCares Scholarship page. All applications must be postmarked no later than March 31st, 2018 and sent to:



Carter Mario Injury Lawyers

ATTN: Scholarship

158 Cherry Street

Milford, CT  06460




The Valley Association of REALTORS® scholarship award is a $500 award given to one boy and one girl from the Valley’s public high schools in the following areas: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton. Students should have a 3.0 average or higher, should be officially enrolled in higher education for the 2019 school year, and will be selected on a “Need Basis” by income or multiple family members attending college from the immediate family. Please provide receipts for tuition/housing for other children attending an institute of higher education.

Application Instructions

  1. Please fill out the 2019 VAR Scholarship in its entirety and submit it to the Valley Association of REALTORS®, Inc. no later than April 9, 2019
  2. Submit the enclosed transcript request to your school’s record office in order to have an official transcript for this upcoming April.

  3. Submit two letters of recommendation.

  4. Applicant must submit a one-paged typed paper, 12-font, covering the following topic: “How will your continued education help bring about change in our Valley?” If the topic is not addressed, the application will not be considered.

  5. Submit a copy of an official acceptance letter from the school you will be attending.




Justin Wisniewski Firefighters Scholarship Fund
1. All Applicants: Please fill out the attached “Justin Wisniewski Firefighters’ Scholarship Fund Application” in its entirety and submit it to the “Justin Wisniewski Firefighters’ Scholarship Fund” postmarked no later than April 1, 2019.
 2. All Applicants: Along with your completed application, please submit an essay (as outlined in the attached “Essay Guidelines” sheet) postmarked no later than April 1, 2019. 3. Application must include a letter of reference for each volunteer activity. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2019.

Ride4Justin Application




Scholarship Application Form


The following materials in the order listed below.  (Incomplete and incorrect applications will not be considered.)  Association of Retired Teachers of Connecticut


  1. *Scholarship Application Form, pages 1, 2, and 3.
  2. *Essay detailing reasons for choosing teaching as a career; desired subject/level to teach; and experience with teaching, tutoring, and/or working with students.
  3. *Letters (2) of recommendation, one from guidance and another from a teacher or other influential adult (not family member).
  4. *SAR (Student Aid Report) from FAFSA.  This must include EFC score and items 14 through 91.
  5. *High school transcript with grades (9th grade through first semester of 12th grade), GPA, and school official’s signature or embossed stamp.
  6. *SAT Scores (plus ACT scores, if available).



***Package must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2019.***


Scholarship for Ethnic Minority High School Students (Deadline May 1, 2019)

The Connecticut Education Foundation, Inc. has established an annual scholarship for qualified ethnic minority candidates who are currently enrolled in a Connecticut public high school and intend to enter the teaching profession in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Education Foundation, Inc. endowment falls under the control of the Connecticut Education Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors. Candidates must be from a CEA local school. A minimum of a $2,000.00 scholarship is awarded yearly and distributed in June to qualified candidates. 


  1. Candidate shall be a minority as recognized by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education (Black; Native-American/Alaskan Native; Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino).
  2. The applicant must be a full time high school student currently enrolled in a public high school in Connecticut.
  3. The applicant must indicate evidence of pursuing interest in teaching as a career in college and confirm his/her intention to enter the teaching profession in CT.
  4. The applicant must present evidence of maintaining a 3.0 cumulative index average on a 4 point scale during high school.
  5. The applicant should provide instances of leadership roles, community activities, volunteer experience and financial need.


  1. The applicant must present evidence of pursuing a full time course of study that will result in obtaining teaching credentials in Connecticut.
  2. The applicant must present evidence to the President of CEF of sustaining a 3.0 cumulative average for each year of study. 




2019-2020 Scholarship Application


                                                                       CRITERIA AND REQUIREMENTS

 Award Categories:

 High School Seniors or GED equivalent

  • Undergraduate College Students

 Eligibility Criteria:


  • Limited to Latino students from Connecticut.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must have been a Connecticut resident for the past 12 months.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Accepted at or attending an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all completed course work at the time of application.
  • Applicants must attend full time and seeking their first undergraduate degree.
  • Demonstrated community service within the Latino community.
  • Essay: "How do you feel this scholarship is going to impact your ability to pursue your education?" (Maximum 2 page typewritten double space statement).
  • Please Note: In order to receive this award, recipients are required to attend a scholarship for Thursday, Students who do not, or cannot attend the reception will forfeit their award. The location will be announced at a later date.


Award Amount:   $1,000.00

  Submit the following items:

 Completed Application

  • Letter of acceptance from college or university (for high school seniors or GED Students)
  • Two Letters of recommendation – one must be from a teacher.  Letters must be written within the last six months.
  • Official high school or college transcript
  • Copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Essay: “How do you feel this scholarship is going to impact your ability to pursue your education?" (Maximum 2     page typewritten double space statement).


If any of these items are missing, your application will not be processed.   Application must be postmarked by: May 3, 2019



Imperato Family Scholarship Fund

Application deadline is April 19th, 2019
Derby High School graduates who are pursuing a master’s degree in Business are eligible to apply and will receive primary consideration. Derby High School seniors and graduates who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business are also eligible to apply but will receive secondary consideration. Two to three scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, are awarded annually.



James L. and Genevieve H. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship


            The James L. and Genevieve H. Goodwin Memorial Scholarships provide financial aid, depending on need, to students who are residents of Connecticut and are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate curriculum in silviculture or forest resource management.  Annual scholarships will be awarded to a limited number of students for post-secondary education.  The scholarships are given in memory of the late James L. Goodwin of Hartford and were established by his wife, the late Genevieve H. Goodwin.


 (a)  Applications will be accepted from residents of Connecticut who are enrolled in a post-secondary curriculum of silviculture or forest resource management.

 (b)  Applicants are requested to have a transcript of their grades sent to CFPA as well as any supportive comments from counselors or teaching staff.

 (c)  The college the applicant will attend must be accredited to provide a post-secondary educational experience by the appropriate public agency in the state or country in which the institution is located.

 (d)  While the applicant's capacity to benefit from formal post-secondary education will be assumed from the student's acceptance at a qualifying institution, the selection committee will review academic potential.

 (e)  An aim of the selection committee is to maintain personal contact with the recipients of James L. Goodwin Scholarships.  In furtherance of this goal, any student receiving a scholarship is expected to communicate in writing at least twice a year with the Connecticut Forest and Park Association.  The object of this is to provide an informal account of the student's progress and any special circumstances bearing on financial need.  Students are also expected to arrange with the college for a copy of their semester grade report to be forwarded to the Connecticut Forest and Park Association.  Consideration for renewal of the scholarship is dependent on each student's file including the items noted in this paragraph and submission of a renewal application.

 Selection will be based to a considerable extent on demonstrated evidence of financial need.   The financial circumstances of the family and the student, plus the availability of other scholarship and work study grants and other financing are pertinent.  The scholarship aid may be applied to either tuition or living costs. Payment will be made only to the institution.

 (g)  Applicants should submit with the application an essay explaining his/her interest in pursuing a career in forestry or forest management.



       Go to   for the application.

 Send application and other pertinent documents to:

                                    James L. Goodwin Memorial Scholarship

                                    Connecticut Forest and Park Association

                                    16 Meriden Road

                                    Rockfall, CT 06481-2961


3.          WHEN TO APPLY

 Applications must be postmarked no later than March 20, 2019

100 Years of Women Scholarship Award (Deadline: February 28, 2019)


The University of Connecticut’s Women’s Center is pleased to announce the granting of the 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award. The 100 Years of Women Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 to honor a high school senior planning to enroll in the University of Connecticut, or current UConn students who, as a role model or advocate, has advanced the role and contributions of women in society.

The scholarship award ranges from $750 – $1,000

The following eligibility criteria have been established as guidelines in the selection process.

The applicant must:

  1. demonstrate a commitment to women’s issues through service to their community or school;
  2. be a current UConn undergraduate or graduate student who will be enrolled for the entire Fall 2019/Spring 2020 academic year, or be a high school senior planning to enroll at UConn;
  3. be in need of financial assistance; and
  4. demonstrate high academic performance.

To apply, the applicant must:

  1. complete all items in the application form;
  2. enclose two letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on their commitment and service to women’s issues;
  3. enclose a résumé; and
  4. enclose an unofficial transcript.

These documents must be turned in or forwarded to the UConn Women’s Center, 2110 Hillside Road, Unit 3118, Student Union, Room 421, Storrs, CT 06269-3118




Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2019 Isidore Wise Scholarship Program at Connecticut Children’s is now accepting applications. The scholarship fund was established through a generous bequest from Mr. Isidore Wise, a member of the Newington Children’s Hospital Board of Directors for 45 years. Since 1996, the Medical Center has stewarded these funds by awarding educational scholarships to high school students who have an association with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center or the CCMC School.

Through a competitive application process, the scholarships will be awarded to eligible high school students who will be completing their senior year in 2019 and attending an accredited post-secondary undergraduate institution in the fall. Only students who are past or present patients of the Medical Center or former students of the CCMC School may apply. This year, five scholarships of $7,500 each will be awarded.


The scholarship application deadline is March 15, 2019. 












The Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers-CT3
2019 Scholarship
The Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers-Connecticut Chapter 3 of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is pleased to offer a $750 scholarship to be awarded to a Connecticut high school senior in the spring of 2019. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior who will be going on to a four year college and who has a parent (or legal guardian) actively serving in the military or a parent (or legal guardian) who is an honorably discharged Veteran. Military service includes the Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves.
The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a Veteran Service Organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and made up of mothers who have or have had children serving our country in the military. The Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers-CT Chapter 3 formed here in the state to honor and serve our troops, our veterans, the mothers and families of our military and also to promote patriotism here at home.

The Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers-Connecticut Chapter 3 of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is pleased to offer a $750 scholarship to be awarded to a Connecticut high school senior in the spring of 2019. The scholarship will be awarded to a senior who will be going on to a four year college and who has a parent (or legal guardian) actively serving in the military or a parent (or legal guardian) who is an honorably discharged Veteran. Military service includes the Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves.
The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a Veteran Service Organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and made up of mothers who have or have had children serving our country in the military. The Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers-CT Chapter 3 formed here in the state to honor and serve our troops, our veterans, the mothers and families of our military and also to promote patriotism here at home.


The New Haven County Tax Collectors' Association is awarding 2 scholarships in the amount of $300 each.
In order to qualify for consideration:
applicant must be a resident of New Haven county
a senior in high school
in good standing in school
planning to continue his or  her education 
current in his or her tax obligations
Applicants must write a one page essay on the topic of "How state and local taxes can affect my education.
See Guidance for Application



The Derby Public Library is now accepting submissions for its Annual Scholarship Prize of $500. It is open to all high school seniors living in Derby who are planning to further their education, regardless of where they go to school.


The Library Board of Directors will choose the winner based on an essay explaining the role of libraries in their life. The award will be presented by the Library Board of Directors at their April meeting. In addition to the monetary prize, the winner’s name will be added to the Scholarship Prize Plaque located in the Young Adult Department.


High School Seniors may submit their entry directly to the Library Director now through Monday April 1.



  The Vera H. and William R. Todd Foundation 

Application for Scholarship



Policies and Guidelines   


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.


  1. Recipients are eligible to re-apply for all four years of college.Re-applicants must call in order to receive a re-application.


  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.


  1. Each application is reviewed on the basis of financial need, scholastic ability, and extra-curricular involvement.


  2. The deadline for filing the application is MAY 1 for a scholarship award for the following academic year. Applications must be POSTMARKED by the deadline date.


  1. 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.


  1. 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)


  1. All correspondence, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts should be sent to the Trustee at the above address.


  2. Please contact Janneth Achury at 860-244-4861 or Amy Lynch at 860.244-4870 with any questions regarding the application process.

PLEASE BE SURE THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION: DO NOT SEND MATERIALS SEPARATELY. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED  Completed Application  Personal Statement  Most Recent Official High School or College Transcript  Applicant Appraisal  U.S. Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  Proof of Acceptance by an Accredited University or Two-Year or Four-Year College  FAFSA Supplement, if required

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