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Below you will find information about the various Scholarships for which you may be eligible.
These include the Person-to-Person Scholarship Program, which is the basic application that must be completed by all candidates, plus six special Scholarships that provide broader funding and support.
All applicants, if eligible, are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and are interviewed as part of the screening process. Grants are distributed once a year for both semesters.
The Scholarship application process begins April 1 and ends May 11. Recipients are notified of their awards in August. Students with financial need residing in Norwalk, Stamford and surrounding towns receive primary consideration.
Click on the Scholarship Application link below to apply.
The prompts for special scholarship requirements can be found at the end of the general application. Students are encouraged to apply for as many of the special Scholarships for which they qualify. However, only one Scholarship will be awarded to a student. There are a limited number of Scholarships available. Not all students who apply will receive a Scholarship.
Email Kim Collibee with questions regarding the application process.
We appreciate your interest and wish you all the best in this process and your academic endeavors.
The submission period for 2021/2021 applications opens on April 1, 2021 at 9am.
The deadline for all applications to be submitted for consideration is May 11, 2021 at 4pm.
Person-to-Person Scholarship Program
The Person-to-Person Scholarship Program, established in 1968, provides financial assistance for high school graduates from low-income households who are applying to or already enrolled in college. Students with financial need, residing in Norwalk, Stamford and the surrounding towns, receive primary consideration.
Requirements: To be considered for this scholarship, students who are eligible for federal financial aid are required to provide their Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA, a financial aid award letter from their College/University and a copy of their most recent grades. This is the primary Scholarship application and is required for all Scholarship awards – including the special Scholarships listed below.
Mentoring 4 Success
The Mentoring 4 Success Scholarship will be granted to an incoming first-year student who has a desire to work collaboratively with a mentor throughout his or her four years in college in order to maximize the opportunities offered by a higher education. Mentoring 4 Success awards $5,000 per year.
Requirements: Students must be attending a four-year college or university to qualify for this scholarship. The student must actively engage with his or her mentor, remain in good standing and reapply each of the four years of college. This application requires a written response to a series of questions and an essay.
Mentoring 4 Success Scholarships Generously Funded By:
- Catherine and Elwood Davis
- The Edouard Foundation
- The Georgescu Family Foundation
- The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation
- The Herbert & Nell Singer Foundation, Inc.
- The William and Lynda Steere Foundation
- The Philip T. (Pete) Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund
Person-to-Person STEM Scholarship
The Person-to-Person STEM Scholarship will be granted to a student pursuing a major or minor degree in one of the following: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Medicine. The Person-to-Person STEM Scholarship awards $5,000 per year.
Requirements: A student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a demonstrated need for scholarship assistance in the amount of $5,000 or more. Available to students in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of study. This application requires an essay.
Lockhart Family Charitable Trust Scholarship for Academic Excellence
The Lockhart Scholarship was established in 2004 and will be granted to a student with an excellent academic record who is one of the first in his or her family to attend college. The Lockhart Scholarship awards $5,000 per year.
Requirements: This application requires an essay.
This award will be granted to a student who is highly motivated to both achieve a higher education and give back to their community. The ELH Scholarship awards $2,000 per year.
Requirements: To qualify, a student must also be a parent, or have faced a significant illness in their family. This application requires a written response to a series of questions.
Napolitano Family Scholarship
The Napolitano Scholarship will be granted to a student with a demonstrated commitment to learning. The Napolitano Scholarship awards $5,000 per year.
Requirements: This application requires a written response to a series of questions.
Transforming Lives Scholarship
The Transforming Lives Scholarship was established in 2019. This scholarship will be granted to a student who is a single parent and demonstrates a strong commitment to furthering his/her education while attending a two or four year college. The Transforming Lives Scholarship awards $3,000 per year.
Requirements: This application requires an essay.