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Individuals and organizations of all types have come together through the Foundation to create scholarship funds for our local students.

Annually, more than $1 million in new and renewed scholarships are awarded to more than 600 graduating high school seniors, adult learners, and graduate students. 

Students: Search our Scholarship Directory of 100+ college scholarships available to Greater Hartford residents. 

The Foundation provides scholarships in five ways:


General Scholarship Endowment Fund

Pools donors’ contributions and awards $3,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors attending four-year colleges. These awards are renewable for up to three years and can be used toward tuition, fees, books, and room and board. 


Community College Scholarship Program

Provides escalating awards for each of three years for graduating high school seniors and adult learners attending community and two-year colleges in Greater Hartford.


Individual Scholarship Funds

Allows donors to work with the Foundation to establish selection criteria and award amounts. These scholarships help a variety of students, from traditional-aged to graduate students.


Block Grants to Community Colleges

Used for scholarships to students in need.


Block Grants for Transfer Students

Used to support students transferring from community colleges to four-year colleges.


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