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March - May 2020

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

American Italian Women of Greater New Haven Scholarship

The American Italian Women of Greater New Haven is offering scholarships of $750.00 to high school seniors attending a four-year college. New Haven area students of Italian descent (maternal and/or paternal lineage) are eligible for this scholarship. AIW is a volunteer organization whose primary purpose is raising funds for scholarships and charities. Candidates applying for this scholarship must demonstrate a strong academic record and a need for financial assistance. Information and application are available in the Counseling Office. The deadline for submitting the application is June 1, 2020. Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, May 18th, 2020.

Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. 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 2020.  It 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 Start Mothers of America 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. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. The completed applications must be postmarked by April 4, 2020.  Awards will be decided by May 1, 2020. Due to your Counselor for processing by Friday, March 20, 2020.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Grants

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in education. Each year our state chapter, Alpha Kappa State, awards four cash grants to high school seniors (male or female) who are planning to enter teacher education programs: 1. The Elizabeth Sonier Grant awards $750.00 to a senior planning to pursue a degree in Music Education; 2. The Hannah Griswold Grant awards $750.00 to a minority senior planning to major in Education; 3. The Lee P. Formica Grant awards $500.00 to a senior entering a teacher education program; and 4. The Margaret Rose Nielsen Grant awards $500.00 to a senior planning to major in Math, Science, or Technology Education.

Applicants must be graduating seniors in Connecticut high schools who are entering teacher education programs. Students must be residents of Connecticut who demonstrate qualities consistent with the promise of leadership in education, including scholarship and community service. For more information and application, visit www.deltakappagamma.org/CT.  Applications are also available in the Counseling Office. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 31st. Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, March 16th, 2020.

Knights of Columbus Silver City Council No. 2 Scholarship

An eligible candidate for the Silver City Council No. 2 Knights of Columbus Scholarship shall be either 1) a practicing Catholic and resident of Meriden, CT, or 2) a practicing Catholic who is in good standing of the Silver City Council No. 2 or the Father McGivney Assembly No. 102, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, or the child or grandchild of a member, regardless of the applicant’s town of residence. All candidates shall be entering the freshman year in an approved undergraduate college or university in the U.S. as a regular, full-time matriculated student in a program leading to a bachelor’s degree. Awards will be made on the basis of academic excellence, extracurricular activities and church and community activities. The scholarship is limited to the freshman year of the applicant and is nonrenewable.  Information and applications are available in the Counseling Office. All applications must be postmarked by April 1st; and there is no grace period, late applications cannot be accepted. Due to your Counselor for processing by Wednesday, March 28th, 2020.

Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce Trust Scholarships 2020

The Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce Trust will award the following scholarships in 2020. Only one application needs to be completed for all scholarships listed. The criteria for many of the awards and scholarships are to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the committee: financial need, academic standing, character, civic endeavor and community spirit. Applications are now being accepted, and must be to your Counseling Office no later than April 3rd; the Counselor must submit the applications to the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce no later than April 10th, 2020.

The following scholarships have a Milford1   Connecticut residency requirement.

1.       Edmund Meinket Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

•   In memory of Edmund Meinket, Past President of the Milford Regional Chamber 1980.

•   Will be awarded to a Milford resident.

•   Will be awarded to a   graduating high school student beginning his or her first year of study at college or university, or vocational, trade or business school.

2.     The Berchem Moses PC Scholarship - $1,000

•   Will be awarded to a Milford resident.

•   Will be awarded to a student beginning his or her first year of study at a college or university.

•   Preference will be given to an applicant of a single parent family.

3.      Frederick A. Deluca/SUBWAY Scholarship {1 of 2) - $2,000

•  Will be awarded to a Milford resident.

•  Will be awarded to a graduating high school student beginning his or her first year of study at a college, university, vocational, trade or business school.

4.     Frederick A. Deluca/SUBWAY Scholarship {2 of 2) - $2,000

•  Will be awarded to a Milford resident.

•  Will be awarded to a graduating high school student beginning his or her first year of study at a college, university, vocational, trade or business school.

5.     Kingdom Life Christian Church Scholarship - $1,000

•   Will be awarded to a Milford resident

•   Will be awarded to a student graduating high school and beginning their first year of study at a college or university.

•   Will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and demonstrated consistent selfless service to others.

6.     R. J. Reuter Business Success Scholarship - $500

•   Will be awarded to a Milford resident.

•   Will be awarded to a graduating high school student beginning his or her first year of study at a college or university in the State of Connecticut pursuing study in the field of Business.

7.   The Milford Arts Council Trust Scholarship - $1,000

•  Will be awarded to a Milford resident.

•  Will be awarded to a student attending a professional school of study or institution of higher learning.

•   Will be awarded to a student studying the arts. Areas of study to include the fine arts (painting, drawing and sculpture), music, drama, dance, architecture, film.

8.  Evan Faram Memorial Scholarship - Pantochino Productions - $500

•   Will be awarded to a Milford resident

•   Will be awarded to further education in theatre or music

•   Priority will be given based on financial need.

9. The Connecticut Post Mall Scholarship - $1.000

•    Will be awarded to a Milford resident.

•    Will be awarded to a graduating high school student beginning his or her first year of study at a college or university majoring in the study of Business.

The following scholarships have a requirement that an employee, or child of an employee of members of the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce, may apply. Milford residency not required. To find out if your employer or your parent's employers are members call the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce at 203-878-0681.

1.     Daniel T. Meisenheimer Jr. Memorial Scholarship - $2,500

•  Will be awarded to an employee or the child of an employee of a member of the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce.

•  The chamber member company must be a member in "good standing" at the time of the application and award.

•  Will be awarded to a graduating high school student beginning his or her first year of study at a college or university majoring in the area of science, technology, engineering or bio-science or vocational, trade or business school.

2. The Marcel Bich Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

           In memory of Marcel Bich, the founder of the BIC Corporation.

·      Will be awarded to an employee or a child of an employee of a member of the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce.

·      The chamber member company must be a member in "good standing" at the time of the application and award.

·      Will be awarded to a graduating high school student beginning his or her first year of study at a college or university majoring in the area of science, technology, engineering or bio-science or vocational, trade or business school.

3. The Kenneth E. Brannin Scholarship - $1.000

•  Will be awarded to an employee or child of an employee of a member of the Milford Regional  

   Chamber of Commerce. The chamber member company must be a member in "good 

    standing" at  the time of application/award.

•  Will be awarded to a graduating high school student beginning his or her first year of study at a college or university majoring in the area of science, technology, engineering or bio-science or vocational, trade or business school.

Orthopaedic Specialty Group Education Scholarship 2020

Orthopaedic Specialty Group Education Foundation announces their 2020 Scholarship.

In summary, the 2020 OSGEF offering: includes 6, $2,500 scholarships; is for residents of New Haven or Fairfield Counties; is for students pursuing post-secondary training in musculoskeletal care related field; all awards will be submitted directly to the university/college to be applied toward tuition or educational expenses. For more information and application, visit www.osgpc.com. Submission deadline is Friday, May 1, 2020. Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, April 6th, 2020.

Sons and Daughters of Italy Connecticut Grand Lodge Foundation Scholarship

The Grand Lodge of Connecticut is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student of Italian heritage. General Eligibility: CT resident of Italian descent (at least one Italian or Italian-American grandparent). Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Completed applications must be received on/before April 10, 2020. Due to your Counselor for processing by Friday, March 27th, 2020.

The Amity Club of New Haven Scholarship

The core objective in the founding of the Amity 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 students entering college without regard to race, creed and color. Currently approximately 20 students receive awards each year that range from $1,000 to $5,000.  Eligibility: High school seniors who reside in East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven, Orange, West Haven, or Woodbridge; students who have scored a combined 1,000 or more on their CRITICAL READING and MATH SAT’s only; students who have an unweighted G.P.A. of 3.0 or better; students who will pursue educational opportunities at accredited institutions of higher learning.  Immediate family (parent, children, grandchildren, siblings, spouse) of Amity Club members are not eligible. For additional information and application form, please visit www.amityclub.org/act-scholarship-application-form. Applications are due no later than March 31, 2020. Due to your Counselor for processing by Tuesday, March 17th, 2020. All Amity scholarship inquiries should be directed to scholarship@amityclub.org.

The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund Scholarship

The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund provides college scholarship grants to deserving students graduating from secondary schools who intent to enter an accredited university or two-year or four-year college to pursue studies in the environmental sciences. Students must be a resident of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority district. The application deadline is Friday, March 27th. The application form is available in the Counseling Office or at www.thewatershedfund.org. Due to your Counselor for processing by Friday, March 13th, 2020.

The Connecticut State USBC (United States Bowling Congress) Association

The CT State USBC Association is once again seeking applicants for their two academic scholarships. The applicant does NOT need to be an active bowler. The parent or grandparent must be a current member of the CT State USBC Association. The student must be a senior who is planning to continue higher education in the summer or fall. The amount of scholarship is $1,000.00. The winners should plan to attend our Youth Awards Festival in June of 2020. All documentation must be postmarked by March 18, 2020. Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, March 2nd, 2020. Applications and requirement information are available in the Counseling office. All transcripts of grades, including First Semester Grades, and one letter of recommendation must be included, and a Counselor must sign the front of the application.

The Lucy Scillia $1,000.00 Scholarship,

Sponsored by The Friends of the Case Memorial Library, Orange, CT

The $1,000 Scholarship is available to Graduating Seniors who are Residents of Orange, are currently attending public or private schools in the local area, and plan to enroll in an accredited Institution of Higher Learning. The Application Deadline is April 30th, 2020.   Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, April 20th, 2020.  Applications are available at  www.casememoriallibrary.org/lucyscillia.  And are also available at the Case Memorial Library.

The recipient of the scholarship will be notified in early June.

The Milford Columbus Committee Inc. Memorial Scholarships for 2020

Three scholarships up to $2,500 will be awarded by the Milford Columbus Committee for this year’s graduating class. Each recipient must be a Milford resident attending public or private school. Each recipient must be a graduating senior who is planning to pursue further education upon graduation. Each recipient must be of Italian descent (one or both parents being Italian). The Guidance Department should submit all entries. All applications must be received by April 15, 2020. Due to your Counselor for processing/entry by Wednesday, April 1st, 2020.

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity provides scholarships to high school and college students who have demonstrated they are unusually innovative and creative problem-solvers. This is a four-year scholarship of up to $20,000 (up to $5,000 per year for four years). This scholarship is open to High School Juniors and Seniors and College Freshmen in Connecticut and the New York Metropolitan area, as well as students from outside the region going to college in NYC or CT. Apply for this scholarship if you are a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to a family, school, community, or world problem; or if you are a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way. More information and the online application can be found at www.rbffoundation.org. Applicants must complete the online application on or before May 1, 2020. All supplemental materials must be submitted electronically. Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, April 20th. For more information, call The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven at 203-777-2386.

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 www.miracleleaguect.org/scholarship.

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 Rotary Club of Orange Scholarships

Each year the Rotary Club of Orange offers scholarships to deserving members of senior classes from Orange who are furthering their education in college or other recognized institutions. And the student must be a citizen of the United States and Resident of Orange, CT.  The number of scholarships and dollar amount of each can vary from year to year. In general, however, the number of scholarships range between three and six with the amount of each ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. The scholarships are based primarily on the financial need of the student although high school grades, activities and community involvement are also considered. No member of the immediate family of any Rotarian is eligible for the scholarship. The scholarships are a one-time, lump sum given directly to seniors who have been accepted at an accredited college or institution and plan to attend the ensuing year. Applications are available in the Counseling Office, and are due to Orange Rotary before May 1st. Due to your Counselor for processing by Tuesday, April 21st, 2020.

The Shore Haven Jr. Baseball Scholarship

The Shore Haven Jr. Baseball will be offering two (2) $250.00 scholarships plus the Joseph Morrell Sr. Scholarship to students who will be a 2020 high school graduate and plans to further their education this fall. The student must have participated in the league for at least two years.  To be considered, the applicant must complete the application and send a copy of their most recent transcript no later than May 15, 2020 to: Shore Haven Jr. Baseball, c/o Charles Gunning, 125 Central Avenue, West Haven 06516. Due to your Counselor by Friday, May 1st, 2020 for processing. The Scholarship Selection Committee will elect the recipient of the award based on the high school transcript and completed information on the application. Award will be announced on or about June 1, 2020.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.

The Sisters’ Project Scholarship 2020

The Sisters’ Project is comprised of a group of biological sisters and sisters through friendship committed to raising funds in support of cancer patients and their families. This scholarship will provide $2,000.00 for a graduating senior who is a Wallingford resident; each student must be a cancer survivor or have an immediate family member who has been afflicted by cancer (mother, father, sibling, legal guardian). Students must be planning to attend a two or four-year college, university or an accredited continuing education program. The applicant must complete the Common Scholarship Application, and in addition, compose a persuasive essay as to how cancer has affected your life. The scholarship monies will be given directly to the school or program the awardee will be attending. Applications must be returned by April 27, 2020 to the Sisters’ Project, PO Box 1643, Wallingford, CT 06492. For more information and application, visit www.thesistersproject.org. Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, April 21, 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 www.phillips-scholarship.org 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 Steve Denya/Nick Molnar College Scholarship

This is a $1000 College Scholarship awarded in honor of Steven Denya and Nicholas Molnar who made a significant impact, in their time, to Pinta Council 5 and Columbus Club.

The Raymond Flynn College Scholarship

This is a $500 College Scholarship Award (formerly the Pinta Council Scholarship) named in honor and memory of Raymond Flynn, past chairman of the Pinta Council 5 Scholarship Committee for many years.

Students applying for these two scholarships must: 1. be a child, stepchild or grandchild of a Pinta Council 5 K of C member in good standing, or of a deceased member who was in good standing; 2. attend an accredited college/university, offering a 2 or 4-year course of studies; 3. be a high school senior; and 4. be a practicing Catholic. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. Note: only one application is required by both scholarships. The applicant with the highest score will received the $1000 scholarship, and the applicant with the next highest score will received the $500 scholarship. Completed applications and all required attached documents must be received by April 30, 2020; applicants will be notified by the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Committee by May 30, 2020. Due to your Counselor by Monday, April 6th, 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 www.vickisotomemorial.com/scholarships for more information and application. Application deadline is May 1, 2020.  Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, April 20, 2020.

The Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships

The Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary is offering ten $2,000.00 scholarships to area students planning to pursue a career in a health-related profession. Scholarships are 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.  Applications are available in the Counseling Office.  Application deadline is March 16, 2020.  Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, March 2, 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 admissions@usj.edu or 860-231-5216 with any additional questions.

Wallingford Elks Lodge 1365 Peter A. Wasilewski Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any student who resides in Wallingford, is currently attending high school and will be attending college this fall. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. The application needs to be completed and submitted by March 30, 2020.

Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, March 16th, 2020. Applications can be dropped off at any time before and up to the due date at the Wallingford Elks Lodge, 148 South Main Street, Wallingford. If you have any questions re. the application, contact Joe Doll, Wallingford Elks 1365 Scholarship Chair, at 203-6312857 or email jcdoll040@sbcglobal.net.

West Haven Library Scholarship

The Village Improvement Association, the governing body of the West Haven Public Library, is accepting applications for the Concetta Sacco, Pauline Smith, Una Burns and Pamela Gardner Scholarships. Four $500 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be June 2020 high school graduates who plan to pursue a college course of study, preferably in either Library Science or the Humanities for the Sacco Scholarship in the fall of 2020. Please note: Applicants must be West Haven Residents.  The awards are named in honor of Concetta Sacco, a former Director of the West Haven Public Library; Una Burns and Pamela Gardner, both longtime Village Improvement Association Members. Applications are available in the Counseling Office and due by May 8, 2020.  Due to your Counselor for processing by Monday, April 20th, 2020.