Scholarships for Seniors

Scholarships for Seniors
Posted on 12/15/2016


The college process for seniors is moving from completing applications, to filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and applying for scholarships. Below are local, state, and national scholarships, for your student to complete. Some scholarships are currently live and some scholarships will be available soon. 

 As for the FAFSA, I have listed below federal, state, and college deadlines.

Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2018.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 15, 2018.

State Deadline

Connecticut - February 15, 2017, by midnight, Central Time. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified. Additional forms may be required. Contact your financial aid administrator or your state agency.

College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.


· State of CT African-American Affairs Commission, (AAAC) 2015-2016 Scholarship Book which contains scholarships, grants, resources and information is available at their website at

· 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award (UConn) This scholarship is for a graduating senior who is planning to enroll at UConn. Student must have a commitment to women's issues through service to their community or school.

(Last years due date was Feb 26, this year’s date is not posted yet)

· The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences/Connecticut Affiliate will award one (1) $1000.00 scholarship to a graduating Connecticut high school senior who meets the following requirements:

1) student will be enrolled in and attending a two or four-year school of higher education

2) student will be majoring in an FCS related field of study, or

3) student will be majoring specifically in Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Fields of Study Include:

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Human Development and Family Studies

Early Childhood Education (pre-school)

Food Sciences, Dietetics and Nutrition

Food Production and Services

Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

Housing and Interior Design 

Textiles and Apparel


· BigY Foods offers over 300 scholarships totaling more than $250,000. All scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement to the most academically outstanding students in the BigY Area. BigY scholarships are open to employees and their dependents, and customers and their dependents. Deadline February 1, 2017.

· Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial provides $2,000 to a secondary school senior from Connecticut who is admitted to an accredited four-year college for study leading to a career in sports journalism. Deadline February 9, 2017.

· Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut Scholarships – is now offering more than $500,000 in scholarships. By submitting ONE application, you’ll be considered for ALL scholarships for which you are eligible! New online application makes it easier than ever, visit


(Last years due date was April 10, this year’s date is not posted yet)

· Defense Commissary Agency awards scholarships for children of military personnel and retirees. Applications for the 2017 Scholarships for Military Children Program are available online starting at

DUE February 17

· Dennis Malone Memorial Scholarship High School Senior planning to attend a 4-year college and pursue a career in park management, forestry, horticulture, agronomy, etc. Selection based on financial need, academic achievement and involvement in activities related to the intended course of study. Applications are available at under “Educations and Training”

DUE April 19

· Dolphin Scholarship is now accepting applications from graduating High School Seniors who are the child/stepchild of members of the US Navy and are serving or have served in the submarine force. Applications are available online at

Due March 15

· Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship

Applicants must be High School Seniors who plan to enroll in fulltime undergraduate course of study. Scholarship recipients will be selected from eligible high school seniors who demonstrate "wellrounded" character: positive academic record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school and community activities, and experience in a work environment. Applications and all eligibility requirements are available online at

Due March 15

· Glen Moon Scholarship Are you interested in a career in education? This Scholarship is for a 2016 graduate who is committed to entering the field of education. Applications are available on-line at

POSTMARKED by March 31

· Hood Good Sport Scholarship High School Senior Student Athletes who participated in a varsity level sport and will be furthering their education by attending a two-or-four-year accredited college or university are eligible to apply. Students must have a 3.0 GPA and performed volunteer work in the community. MUST APPLY ONLINE @ Applicants must enter by 3 pm EST March 6, 2017. Voting will take place on from March 27, 2016 and ends at 3 pm April 10, 2016.

· Isadore Wise Scholarship High School Senior who has been a former or current patient/student at Newington Children's Hospital, Connecticut Children's or the CCMC School. Applications can be found at

(Last year applications due on March 4)

· Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund to assist outstanding high school seniors from Connecticut. Up to five $1500 renewable scholarships will be granted for full-time study at any accredited two or four-year College, university or vocational-technical school. The first 500 applications received will be opened and processed; therefore, students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The 2017 application form will be available on this site from early February. Please return to this site to apply if you are eligible per the scholarship program guidelines at

· Justin Wisniewski Firefighter Scholarship Available to firefighters, child or sibling of a firefighter. Applications are available online at

(Last year DUE April 1)

· LGBT Scholarships Application deadlines vary Five of CT’s human rights organizations are offering scholarships to students who are members of, or allies to, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex communities. Additional information can be found on their respective website. HGLHC (Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective) – Hartford PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) – New Haven Pride Center –Triangle Community Center Norwalk True Colors, Inc. Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services

· Millstone Nuclear Scholarship High School Senior who pursues a nuclear, mechanical or electrical engineering technology program at Three Rivers Community College Scholarship to include tuition, fees, books for two years at Three Rivers. Recipient receives a monthly stipend of at least $150 during the nine month academic year as well as a guaranteed summer co-op position at Millstone Station for twelve weeks during the summer.

DUE February 15

· Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity a four year scholarship of up to $20,000 for exceptionally innovative and creative high school juniors and seniors.

Deadline April 30, 2017

· New London County Bar Association- scholarship to be awarded to a student within New London County who intends on pursuing a career in the law. The recipient of the award will receive a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00. All applicants must be a senior in a high school located within New London County, with an expectation to graduate on time and an expectation of attending a college, university or other qualifying institution the following school year. The award recipient will be required to show proof of acceptance to a qualifying college or university prior to receiving the award. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), must be accepted to a qualifying college and/or university and must demonstrate a commitment to public service and community

Application Available at (Last year due date April 15)

· Ronald McDonald U.S Scholarship Program is comprised of four individual scholarship programs including RHMC/Asia, RHMC/African American Future Achiever, RHMC/HACER and RHMC Scholars. Deadline is January 18, 2017.

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