Prestigious National Scholarships
The following offices at the University of Connecticut provide assistance to students who wish to apply for a prestigious scholarship.
UConn Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships
The Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships has information on how to become a strong candidate for a national scholarship. The office nominates candidates for competitions that require institutional endorsement and supports students applying for prestigious competitions that do not require nomination.
The Office of Global Affairs has information on funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students seeking funding for study and research abroad.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholarships provide undergraduate students up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad. Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. The Boren Awards are an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education. Please contact Elizabeth Mahan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or with any questions.
Army Health Professions Scholarship Program
If you want to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, clinical or counseling psychologist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship, plus a monthly stipend of more than $2,000.
Giva’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award
Giva’s Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university worldwide. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education as well as expand their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.
Evette Harless Scholarship
National Go Solar Foundation (NGSF) established the “Evette Harless Scholarship”. This scholarship awards $1000 annually to up to ten graduate students. More information and the requirements are available in the organization’s website.
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
This site contains information about a variety of scholarships available to students from the Greater Hartford, Connecticut area.
Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program
Several available scholarships for students coming from a Hispanic background.
Swim With Mike Foundation
The Swim With Mike scholarship provides financial resources for the advanced education of physically challenged athletes.
Elizabeth P Jordan Memorial Scholarship
This $1000 scholarship is available to a female student entering her Junior year at UConn. Special consideration may given to a non-traditional student who is returning to school for career change or after raising children.
Financial Aid for Minority Students
Scholarship Search Engines
Exploring student financial aid options via the Internet is easy and convenient. Whether at school, a local library, or at home, you can use a computer to become informed about the process of applying for financial aid, and you will have information about public and private sources of grants, employment, scholarships, and loans right at your fingertips. The following sites are useful places to start your search.
A free scholarship search web page.
A free scholarship indexing service.
This site is the College Board’s free scholarship search program.
A highly customizable scholarship search.
A free college search and a free scholarship search.
Information about scholarships for international students.
The Scholarship Page
A free scholarship search page.
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