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April - May 2020


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. Application is available from Mrs. Morello, The deadline for submitting the application is June 1, 2020.

B. Davis  Scholarship 2020    

Application procedure: To apply for this scholarship, you need to write an essay of  less than 1000 words on the following topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most; discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel they are developed in an individual  To read more about this scholarship opportunity and the application process please visit The amount of the Scholarship is $1,000. Applications must be received by May 22, 2020. If any questions, contact them at  

Hamden Soccer Association Annual College Scholarship

Hamden Soccer Association is pleased to announce its annual college scholarship competition. HSA will award a scholarship of up to $1000 to a graduating high school senior who has participated in HSA and is planning to attend a post-secondary educational institution in the fall. The award is determined by the vote of a scholarship selection committee.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. The applicant is a high school senior when the application is submitted.

2. The applicant has a history of participation in the Hamden Soccer Association as a player and/or referee. It is not necessary that the applicant currently be playing for HSA.

3. It is not necessary that the applicant plan to play soccer at the collegiate level.

4. The applicant must have applied to one or more post-secondary educational institutions and must be accepted to an institution before the award is disbursed.

Selection Criteria:

1. Evidence of academic seriousness and promise—as evidenced by a grade point average normally no lower than 3.0, the reference letter(s), and the applicant’s essay and résumé.

2. Demonstration of active service to one’s community—as evidenced by the applicant’s essay, résumé, and reference letter(s). Evidence of leadership qualities will also be taken into consideration as a positive factor.

3. Demonstration of a desire to give back to the game of soccer—as evidenced by the applicant’s essay and reference letter(s).

4. Thoughtful reflection on the positive role of soccer in the development of the applicant’s character—as evidenced by the applicant’s essay.

The Process:

1. The selection committee is composed of parents who have been involved in HSA. If the child, or another relative, of a committee member applies, the committee member will recuse him/herself from participation on the committee that year.

2. HSA reserves the right to make no award in a given year.

3. HSA reserves the right, depending on available budget, to make an additional award, or additional partial awards.

4. The decision of the selection committee, when confirmed by the HSA board, is final.

5. HSA disburses the award money directly to the winner’s post-secondary institution.

6. HSA will ask the institution’s financial aid office for a letter confirming that the award will not negatively affect the winner’s financial aid award. If it will have a negative effect, HSA will grant the scholarship directly to the winner.

7. If the winning student defers enrollment for up to a year with the approval of the post-secondary institution, the student should present a written explanation to HSA. HSA will consider giving the scholarship for the later enrollment date if the deferment is for good academic and personal reasons, but HSA reserves the right not to make the award in such cases.

Scholarship Application Cover Sheet for 2020

Applicant’s name:



Parent(s) or guardian(s)



Home address



Phone number



Current school



Grade point average

(on a 4 point scale):


HSA participation:


Please be specific, e.g.: “Played U6 to


U14. Refereed for two years when I


Was ages 12-13.”



Hamden Soccer Association Scholarship Continued:

Your application must include:

1. This cover sheet with the information above typed in.

2. A typed essay of up to 1000 words describing how participating in soccer has shaped you as a person up to now and how it will influence your future, both academically and personally.

3. Your résumé.

4. A reference letter from a coach, teacher, or advisor who knows you well, addressing your personal qualities and contributions to others. You may submit a second letter if you wish, but no more than two letters, please.

5. A current transcript of grades from your high school. Please include the grades from the first semester of your senior year.

You should be available for a personal interview with the committee. The committee may contact applicants to schedule an interview of up to 30 minutes.

Email this filled-out cover sheet, your essay and résumé to by April 30, 2020. Please indicate “Scholarship Application” in the subject line.

Request that your recommender email a letter to the same address by the deadline or mail it to the address below. Request that your official transcript be mailed to the address below. These materials must be postmarked by April 30, 2020. Incomplete applications will be at a disadvantage in the competition.

Hamden Soccer Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 185296
Hamden, CT 06518

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 Submission deadline is Friday, May 1, 2020.

The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund Scholarship

The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund provides college scholarship grants to deserving high school seniors who intend 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 South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority district.  Students who submit their application by the deadline, and those who meet the criteria will be considered by the board at a special meeting in or before August 2020 for a scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The application deadline is May 31, 2020.  

Please access the scholarship application, guidelines and additional information by visiting

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.     Applications are available at  And are also available at the Case Memorial Library. The recipient of the scholarship will be notified in early June.

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 Applicants must complete the online application on or before May 1, 2020. All supplemental materials must be submitted electronically. 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.  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

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 from Mrs. Morello,, and are due to Orange Rotary by May 15th, 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. 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.  Email Mrs. Morello for an application,

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

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. Deadline is 12 noon Friday, May 1, 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. Applications are available from Mrs. Morello,

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.  

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.

Wallingford Little League/Anthony Signore Scholarship

Application deadline: May 1, 2020

For copy of application, contact Mrs. Morello,

The Wallingford Little League/Anthony Signore Scholarship Program awards scholarships to graduating high school senior that are alumni of Wallingford Little League. Awards are in the amount of up to $1,000.00 depending upon the number of applicants and are for students pursuing an undergraduate degree at accredited two- and four-year colleges, universities and trade schools.

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are now being accepted. Deadline for applications is May 1, 2020. The president of Wallingford Little League administers all aspects of the scholarship program, including selecting the scholarship recipients as well as the amount per recipient not to exceed a total of the $1,000.00. The following are criteria for the Wallingford Little League/Anthony Signore Scholarship Program:

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants for the Wallingford Little League/Anthony Signore Scholarship Program must:

  • Be an alumni and a graduating twelve year old of Wallingford Little League with a minimum five years of service;
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Be a high school senior who plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year U.S. college, university or Trade School in the Fall of 2020.

Award Criteria

Recipients are chosen through a highly competitive process with each area of the application heavily weighted in the evaluation process.

  • Academic performance (determined by grade point average and rank in class)
  • Participation in school-related activities (student government, music, sports, etc.), community activities, and all special awards, honors and offices held
  • Service to Wallingford Little League
  • Work experienceCareer goals and aspirations
  • Applicant's appraisal

Other Information

Awards may be used for tuition, books and supplies. All decisions of Wallingford Little League are final, including those on selection of scholars and procedures.

The Application Process
Methods of obtaining an application form: Through your high school guidance office.
Call or email Joshua Carroll at 860-941-8546 or
Mail your name and address to Wallingford Little League, P.O. Box 552, Wallingford, CT 06492

Completed applications must be sent to Wallingford Little League, P.O. Box 552, Wallingford, CT 06492 and postmarked no later than midnight, May 1, 2020.

Questions should be directed to Joshua Carroll at 860-941-8546 or or by writing them to Wallingford Little League, P.O. Box 552, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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 from Mrs. Morello,, and due by May 8, 2020