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January/February 2021


Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Committee

The Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary is offering ten $2,000.00 scholarships to area students planning to pursue a career in a healthcare-related profession.  Attached is an application form for you to share with your students who may qualify. The application deadline is Monday March 19, 2021.

The Committee understands the impact the pandemic has had on student activities this past year.  We will take into consideration the limited opportunities during the COVID-19 quarantine period.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, financial need, personal statement, community service, including school and community activities and/or employment.  Applicants must be residents of one of the following towns:  Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Wallingford, West Haven, or Woodbridge.


If you have any questions, please call the Auxiliary Office at 203-688-5717.

*Please do not have students send in double-sided format.


The Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial Sports Journalism Scholarship

Presented by the Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance, honors the memory of Bohdan Kolinsky, longtime school sports editor of the Hartford Courant, who died in 2003. The scholarship provides a one-time award of $3,000 to a high school senior from Connecticut who is admitted to an accredited four-year college for study leading to a career in sports journalism.

The deadline to submit applications for the 2021 award is Feb. 19, 2021Submit your application. 

If you have questions, contact John Holt, scholarship chairman, via e-mail at Be sure to leave your name and number where you can be reached.


The Branford Rotary Club is offering its annual scholarship to Branford student residents who will be continuing their education in the fall of 2021. This monetary award will finance undergraduate study at a school suitable to the awardee’s goals.

The Branford Rotary Club will present a scholarship amount of $3,000 to the finalist who provides outstanding evidence of academic achievement, clear goals, community service, Rotary values (both currently demonstrated and committed to do so in the future), and possibly financial need. The written portion of the application requires an official high school transcript with seal, standardized test scores, teachers’ references, a letter of acceptance from school of higher learning, documentation of community service experience, and a student-written essay focusing on how the applicant’s future will incorporate the Rotary theme of Service Above Self.

A panel of Rotarians will conduct the interview portion of the application. The applicant may be a pending graduate of any accredited Connecticut high school, but must reside in Branford. This scholarship is intended for undergraduate academics at a 2 or 4-year college or technical school. 

Applications for this scholarship are available at  Complete application packets must be received by March 31, 2021. For further inquiries please contact:    



In 1936, a growing number of professionals and business men of Italian background were convinced that a service organization could contribute a great deal to the betterment of life in New Haven. A cardinal principle shared by our leaders was that this service club should have members who at all times would consider them- selves Americans first although always remaining proud of their Italian heritage. The name Amity contained “Am,” as part of “America,” and “ity”, as part of Italy. The dictionary meaning of the word “Amity” is peace and friendship, friendly relations, friendliness. The name was accepted as appropriate because of brevity and dual significance. Thus, the name...The Amity Club.

A core objective in the founding of the club was giving financial assistance to deserving students to enable them

to secure a college education. The Amity Charitable Trust Fund’s scholarships have grown consistently over the years, and have provided substantial aid to a large number of diverse students entering college. Currently, over 20 students receive awards each year that range from $1,000 to $6,000.



The Jackie Robinson Foundation scholarship application is now available!

The Jackie Robinson Foundation provides four-year scholarships of $30,000 and extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, to highly motivated African American students who have maintained a 98% college graduation rate. 


The application closes at 5:00 pm ET on February 1, 2021.


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 15th year.

They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline   -  June 12, 2021.
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.


Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Awards for $5,000 for 39 students completing twelfth grade (or final high school year) in 2020 who are planning careers in government service. Scholarship applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Scholarship Deadline - January 15, 2021



Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship

The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in SPRING 2021.

Scholarship Deadline is February 20, 2021



Silver Pen Scholarship

Evergreen Woods, a retirement community in Branford, CT is proud to offer the Silver Pen Writing Competition for the 2020-2021 school year. The writing competition is open to all high school seniors who live or attend high school within 25 miles of Evergreen Woods. 

Scholarship Deadline is February 12, 2021



Big Y Scholarship Program

Big Y is more than food. In tribute to both its employees and its customers, Big Y offers an annual scholarship program. Established in 1981, the program includes series of scholarships that honor the late Paul H. and Gerald E. D'Amour, brothers who founded Big Y in 1936. Big Y awards over 300 scholarships each year totaling more than $250,000. All Big Y scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement. They are awarded to the most academically outstanding students in the Big Y Market area. 

Scholarship Deadline is February 1, 2021.