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December 2019


Big Y Scholarship Program

Over 300 Scholarships are available each year totaling more than $250,000. All Big Y Scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement, and are awarded to the most academically outstanding students in the Big Y market area. Scholarships are available to High School Seniors. Big Y employees and their dependents are eligible to apply. A student’s permanent residence, or school, must be in CT or MA.

For more information, and online application only, visit A complete online application with required supporting documentation must be submitted by Saturday, February 1, 2020. Due to your Counselor for processing by Friday, January 17th, 2020.

The 2020 Isidore Wise Scholarship Program at Connecticut Children’s

Since opening in 1996, the Medical Center has awarded educational scholarships to exceptional students who have an association with Connecticut Children’s. All students who are past or present patients (inpatient or outpatient) of any of our Connecticut Children’s locations who will be attending college in fall 2020 may apply. Wise scholars generally are high achievers who have endured and triumphed over chronic or life-threatening illness.  This year we will award five $7,500 scholarships for freshman year of college.


Deadline is March 6, 2020. Due to your Counselor for processing by February 21st, 2020.

The Miracle League of CT

The Miracle League of CT will once again be offering the Peter Ladd/Johnny Moran Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior from a Connecticut high school who contributes to their community through volunteer service for people with special needs or disabilities. All applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited 2- or 4-year college for the 2020 fall semester. Any graduating Connecticut High School student is eligible to apply. The $2500 college scholarship will be awarded in the spring of 2020. The Miracle League of CT’s mission is to provide recreational, education and cultural opportunities for children with special needs and their families. Please note the narrow scope of the scholarship includes volunteer service to organizations that service children and adults with special needs or disabilities only.

Deadline: must be postmarked by April 20, 2020.  Due to your Counselor by Friday, April 3rd, 2020. For more details and application, visit

The New Haven Mineral Club Scholarship

The New Haven Mineral Club is offering a $1,000.00 Scholarship in the Greater New Haven area. The scholarship is designed to assist a student who will be attending an accredited college or university who wishes to pursue an academic study in Science (Geology, Mining, Chemistry, Physics, Metallurgy, Material Science, Engineering and other related Science fields).

To receive an application, send a written request to: New Haven Mineral Club, Frank Karsmarski, 69 Woodvale Drive, Northford, CT 06472.

Applications must be received by April 24, 2020.  Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, April 6th, 2020.

The Silver Pen Writing Competition

Evergreen Woods, a retirement community located at 88 Notch Hill Road, North Branford, is proud to offer the Silver Pen Writing Competition again for the 2019-2020 school year. Silver Pen is a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between younger and older generations. Members at Evergreen Woods will judge the essays and ultimately choose found ranked winners. Scholarship Awards: first place will receive $2,500; Second place will receive $750; Third place will receive $500. The Competition is open to all high school seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of Evergreen Woods. Employees and children of employees and relatives of members are eligible to apply. There is no GPA requirement for this writing competition. Essay Topic: How have the Arts programs helped with your education and personal growth? How do you feel it would affect the education system if they were taken away? Note: This can also be applied to Sports Programs. For more information and to apply online, visit: www.Silverpen-Slc.comAll submissions are due by February 14th, 2020. Due to your Counselor for processing by Friday, January 31st, 2020.

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc.

The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, the community or at home), a consistent history of part-time work, grit and passion for overcoming obstacles and/or achieving future goals, and leadership qualities.

Criteria: Applicants may attend college anywhere in the U.S., but must be from New England; Awards are limited to students seeking their first bachelor’s degree at a four-year college, and attending college full time in 2020-2021; Applicants must have financial need; Students should have a history of part-time employment; Applicants must either be U.S. citizens or noncitizens with a current lawful presence and work authorization in the U.S.

Visit for more detailed information and to access the online only scholarship application form. Regular deadline is 12 noon Friday, May 1, 2020; due to your Counselor for processing by Friday, April 17, 2020.  Early response deadline is 12 noon April 3, 2020; due to you Counselor for processing by Friday, March 20, 2020.

The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship

The Vicki Soto Memorial Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship awarded once yearly to graduating seniors from Stratford and Bunnell High Schools. In addition to awarding these two local scholarships, we have expanded it to be awarded state-wide and nationally. One recipient from the state of Connecticut and one recipient from around the around the country will receive a one-time $5,026 scholarship as well. All recipients of the scholarship must demonstrate excellence in academics, extracurricular activities and leadership skills, and must be pursuing a college degree in the field of education. Additionally, the recipients must demonstrate the spirit to Live, Laugh, and Love both life and education the way Vicki did.  

For more information and application, visit for more information and application. Application deadline is May 1, 2020.  Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, April 20, 2020.

University of Saint Joseph, CT Catholic Promise Scholarship

The $100,000 ($25,000 per year) merit and need-based USJ Catholic Promise Scholarship is available to any incoming fall 2020 first-year student who has met the following criteria:

Completed four years of study from a regionally-accredited Catholic high school;

Earned at least a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA at the time of admission to USJ;

Enrolls as a full-time residential USJ student with an active campus housing assignment in fall 2020. Catholic Promise Scholarships of $25,000 are renewable for up to four years if recipient maintains full-time enrollment, resides on campus, and if academic conditions are met while enrolled at USJ.  Please contact the Office of Admissions at or 860-231-5216 with any additional questions.