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:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Most colleges require FAFSA applications to be completed when requesting financial aid from them. Therefore it is advisable for all students needing aid to complete this application in conjunction with your current federal tax return your parents current return. You will need to produce the report generated for the Jewish Federation’s scholarship application.
- Federal Student Aid
- National Student Loan Data System
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.)