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Scholarships for Connecticut High School Students

The University of Connecticut offers three unique scholarship opportunities to Connecticut residents graduating from a secondary school in Connecticut. Below you will find details on eligibility and application processes for the Day of Pride Scholarship, Nutmeg Scholarship, and Presidential Scholar Award.

Day of Pride Scholarship

Full Scholarship (Includes direct and indirect cost of attendance. Some restrictions may apply.)

Day of Pride Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Connecticut secondary school seniors from disadvantaged backgrounds who have proven academic ability as demonstrated through high school grades, test scores, class rank, and letters of recommendation. In addition to a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, demonstrated leadership, and contributions to their community, students should have documented financial need. Nominations will be made by the School Counselor's Office at each Connecticut high school. Below you will find additional criteria for eligibility.  The selection process is very competitive and the number of applications received greatly exceeds the number of available scholarships.

The deadline to submit a Day of Pride Nomination Form is October 15, 2020.

Day of Pride Nomination Form

After submitting the nomination form, school counselors are encouraged to share the Day of Pride Scholarship applicant page with the nominated student in order for nominees to understand the next steps in the application process.

Nutmeg Scholarship

Full Scholarship (Includes direct and indirect cost of attendance. Some restrictions may apply.)

The Nutmeg Scholarship honors the exceptional accomplishments of Connecticut secondary school seniors. Nominees should demonstrate exceptional academic ability, have performed notable service to school and community, and possess the qualities of a good citizen and leader. In addition, all semifinalists and finalists in the National Hispanic Recognition Program or the National Merit Semifinalist Competition are eligible for a nomination. Nominations can be submitted by the School Counselor's Office at each Connecticut secondary school. Below you will find additional criteria for eligibility. The selection process is very competitive and the number of applications received greatly exceeds the number of available scholarships.

The deadline to submit a Nutmeg Nomination Form is October 15, 2020.

Nutmeg Nomination Form

After submitting the nomination form, school counselors are encouraged to share the Nutmeg Scholarship applicant page with the nominated student in order for nominees to understand the next steps in the application process.

Presidential Scholars Award

Scholarship includes cost of tuition and one-time enrichment award. Some restrictions may apply.

Connecticut students who rank number one or two in their graduating class will be considered for the Presidential Scholars Award, valued at tuition for the year of entry. Information regarding the Presidential Scholars Award is mailed in February to Connecticut school counselors.