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Day of Pride Applicants

Congratulations on being nominated for the University of Connecticut's Day of Pride Scholarship!

Important Information and Instructions:

  • The Common Application, Coalition Application, or UConn Application and all required documents must be received by October 30, 2020. You must complete your application for admission in order to gain access to your applicant portal where you will find the Day of Pride Supplemental Form.
  • Submit the Day of Pride Supplemental Form by Friday, November 6, 2020 to complete the scholarship application process.
  • Please make sure to provide your full name and date of birth on each required document you submit.
  • If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by phone for their interview date. All interviews will be conducted virtually.
  • The selection process is very competitive and the number of applications received greatly exceeds the number of available scholarships.


Required Documents:

  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or UConn Application and all required documentsA number does not define your success as a UConn Husky. That's why we're allowing first-year applicants to choose whether or not to submit results from standardized tests beginning with students applying for spring 2021 entry and continuing through the next two admissions cycles. No admission decision shall be impacted, and no student disadvantaged, if a standardized test score is not provided.
  • Day of Pride Supplemental Form: Your Day of Pride Supplemental Form can be accessed through your applicant portal and is where you will upload your Day of Pride essay and résumé.
  • Day of Pride Essay: A required 800 word typed essay addressing your past and current efforts that have made a difference in your school and community and your contributions to a multicultural world. This essay is in addition to the essay you will submit for the Common Application, Coalition Application, or UConn Application.
  • Résumé: A detailed résumé featuring your activities, accomplishments, talents, and work experience.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Although letters of recommendation are optional for the admission process they are required to be considered for this scholarship. Please submit two letters of recommendation from a teacher, a counselor, or an administrator who can discuss:
    1. Current academic status
    2. Academic and extra curricular achievements
    3. Personal qualities
    4. Potential for future success and contributions to your community

    Recommendation letters may be sent through electronic services, such as Naviance, or by email to  They may also be sent via fax to (860) 486-1476 or by postal mail.


Once you have submitted your application for admission, you will receive an email with your NetID. Prior to accessing the applicant portal, you will need to activate your NetID and set your password if you have not already done so. If you have questions regarding your NetID, please contact UConn's Information Technology Services department by email at or by telephone at (860) 486-4357.

Access the Applicant Portal