Scholarships come in all forms and sizes. Researching scholarship availability takes some work on your part. National Scholarships, State Scholarships, and Community Scholarships programs are easily researched using the internet. You can also go to your local library and look at printed materials. Be sure to note the application deadlines. Don’t forget to contact your local religious community for information on their scholarships.

Merit Scholarships and Private Scholarships

Scholarships from your Jewish Federation

  • $500 Merit based scholarship for any CT state resident
  • $3,000 Need based scholarship for any Waterbury resident
  • $3,000 Need based scholarship for each year for 4 years for Greater Waterbury Area resident

Federal Grants and Loans

For information about both subsidized and unsubsidized programs and additional information, here are a number of sites to research:

College Scholarships Programs

Information about additional college scholarship resources can be found at college websites (i.e. college foundations) and community websites (service clubs such as Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions; religious institutions; private foundations, corporate foundations, etc.)

“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to receive this scholarship for the four years I was a nursing student at Simmons College. This scholarship helped pay for my living and traveling expenses – and in Boston that made a world of a difference! Thank you!” – Samantha Maughan