Scholarships
2017 NVCC Foundation Scholarships

The NVCC Foundation is currently accepting applications for the attached list of scholarships. All scholarships received this spring will be applied to the Fall 2017 semester. We have extended the deadline to April 5, 2017.

A Scholarship Application, should be printed, along with all supporting documentation and MUST be submitted together by the the new extended April 5 deadline.

Download:

2017 list of Foundation Scholarships
Foundation Scholarship Application Form

Allied Health/Nursing/Physical Education

The Sandra Sharron Memorial Scholarship 

Awarded to a nursing or allied health student who has demonstrated overall excellence in his/her field of study. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time second year Nursing or Allied Health student at NVCC. 
  2. demonstrate academic achievement.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

Renee Rossi Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to nursing students in good academic standing who demonstrate determination, caring and devotion to thenursing profession. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time continuing Nursing student at NVCC.
  2. demonstrate determination, caring, and devotion to the nursing profession. 
  3. demonstrate academic achievement.
  4. demonstrate financial need.

The Johanna Quint-DeMagistris Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a senior nursing student who demonstrates determination, caring, and devotion to the nursing profession. The student must maintain a high GPA and will continue onto a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time senior Nursing student at NVCC.
  2. plans to pursue a B.S.N. degree.
  3. demonstrate determination, caring, and devotion to the nursing profession.  
  4. demonstrate high academic achievement.  
  5. demonstrate financial need.

*Additional scholarships are available and based on faculty recommendations

Arts And Humanities

Gerard Melito Arts and Humanities Scholarship 

Awarded to a graduating student who has excelled in modern language, drama and/or literature and is transferring to a four-year college. The award will be sent from the NVCC Foundation to the four-year institution the recipient will attend. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time graduating student at NVCC. 
  2. intend to transfer to a four-year college.
  3. excel in modern language, drama and/or literature.

Roy T. D’Arcy Memorial Literature Award

Awarded for high achievement in several humanities courses and demonstrate a love of literature. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC. 
  2. demonstrate excellence in humanities and a love of literature.

Ann Jaynes Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a highly-motivated student for scholarship, leadership and significant contribution to the college. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC. 
  2. demonstrate leadership with a record of significant contribution to the college.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

Roy T. D’Arcy Memorial Musician of the Year Award 

Awarded for excellence in music. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC. 
  2. demonstrate excellence in music.

Award of Musical Achievement

Awarded to a student for scholarship, initiative and quality ensemble work and one who shows promise in the field of music. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC. 
  2. demonstrate quality ensemble work and shows promise in music.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

The Ruth Ann Leever Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a student who has shown excellence in music. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC.
  2. demonstrate excellence in music.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

*Additional scholarships are available and based on faculty recommendations

Behavioral And Social Sciences

The Charles B. Kinney Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a continuing NVCC student who is pursuing a career in public service or a helping profession and who has served the community or the college. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time second year student at NVCC. 
  2. currently pursuing a career in public service.
  3. have a record of community service or service to the college.
  4. demonstrate academic achievement.
  5. demonstrate financial need.

The Dorothy Witmer Kinney Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a continuing NVCC student who is in a course of study leading to a career in public service or a helping profession. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time second year student at NVCC.
  2. be currently pursuing a career in public service.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Scholarship 

Awarded to a continuing student who has demonstrated an interest and excellence in one of the behavioral or social sciences. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time continuing student at NVCC. 
  2. demonstrate interest in behavioral or social science.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

Rachel D'Avino Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student pursuing a career in applied behavior analysis. It honors Rachel’s legacy and dream. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC pursuing a career in applied behavioral analysis.
  2. demonstrate financial need.

Heather Marie Raro Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a continuing NVCC human services student who has demonstrated academic success and has been an active member of the Human Services Club. The scholarship is in memory of human services student Heather Raro. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time continuing human services student at NVCC.
  2. demonstrate academic achievement.
  3. be an active member of the Human Services Club.
  4. demonstrate financial need.

*Additional scholarships are available and based on faculty recommendations

Business

John Garrity Memorial Scholarship

Awarded for academic achievement in accounting. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC.
  2. demonstrate academic achievement in Accounting.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

Automotive Technician Achievement Award 

Awarded to an outstanding automotive student. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC.
  2. be an outstanding automotive student.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

The Carolyn P. Zaza Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Presented to NVCC students to recognize academic achievement in business, campus involvement and/or community service. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time second year student at NVCC. 
  2. have a record of community service or service to the college.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

*Additional scholarships are available and based on faculty recommendations


Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering And Math)

Colonel John G. Chiarella, Sr. Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to a graduating student with at least a 3.0 GPA who has served and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces. Applicants must:   

  1. be a graduating (2016) NVCC student.
  2. have a G.P.A. 3.0 or higher.
  3. have served and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces.

Siemon Manufacturing - John Brazee Scholarship 

Awarded to continuing students in degree or certificate programs associated with the Engineering/Manufacturing department. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time continuing student at NVCCin a degree or certificate program associated with the Engineering/Manufacturing department.
  2. receive a faculty recommendation. 
  3. demonstrate financial need.

Siemon Manufacturing – Robert Knickerbocker Scholarship

Awarded to continuing students pursuing degrees in Engineering. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time continuing student at NVCC.
  2. pursue a degree in Engineering.
  3. receive a faculty recommendation.
  4. demonstrate financial need.

Connecticut Cactus and Succulent Society Scholarship 

Awarded to the most outstanding students who display leadership qualities. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC.
  2. demonstrate outstanding leadership.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

The Connecticut Horticulture Society - Richard Jaynes Scholarship

Awarded in recognition of outstanding student achievement in the field of horticulture. Students must showcase patterns of academic excellence and outreach within the practice of the discipline. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC.
  2. demonstrate outstanding achievement in Horticulture.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

The Connecticut Horticulture Society Scholarship

Awarded in recognition of outstanding student achievement in the field of horticulture. Student must showcase a pattern of academic excellence and outreach within the practice of the discipline. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC.
  2. demonstrate outstanding achievement in Horticulture.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

Scott Lawrence Pond Science Award

Awarded to a liberal arts and science student in good academic standing who intends to transfer to a four-year institution and who exhibits a spirit of adventure. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time Liberal Arts student at NVCC.
  2. intend to transfer to a four-year institution.
  3. be in good academic standing.
  4. exhibit a spirit of adventure.
  5. award will be sent from the NVCC Foundation to the four-year institution the recipient will attend.

Ralph J. Membrino, D.D.S., Memorial Scholarship 

Awarded to a student who has maintained high academic proficiency in science and/or mathematics in pursuit of a career in the dental or medical field. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC.
  2. demonstrate outstanding achievement in science or math.
  3. pursue a career in the dental or medical field.
  4. demonstrate financial need.

Randy E. Bergin Mathematics Award 

Awarded to an outstanding mathematics student at the calculus level. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time student at NVCC.
  2. demonstrate outstanding achievement in math (at the Calculus level).
  3. demonstrate financial need.

Henry J. Pronovost Memorial Scholarship Award 

Awarded annually to a graduating student with an Associate of Arts degree who is continuing in a higher education program. Graduate must have started a mathematics course in a College Arithmetic or Elementary Algebra course at NVCC and must have completed at least one of the following:  MAT 135, MAT 167 or MAT 172. Applicants must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time graduating student at NVCC with an Associates of Arts degree.
  2. transfer to a four-year college.
  3. demonstrate financial need.

*Additional scholarships are available and are based on faculty recommendations

More Scholarships available

Hartford: CT March for Science Scholarship Essay Contest is offering three (3) total one-time scholarships to students who complete their essay prompt. The first place prize winner will receive a $1,000 award. Two second place winners will receive a $500 award. Contest winners will also have their essays posted to their social media pages along with a brief bio of their academic pursuits. Click for eligibility requirements, essay prompt and form. Submit scanned materials via email to: ScienceMarchCT@gmail.com by June 30, 2017. 

The League of Women Voters is providing a scholarship to a Propsect resident who is resuming their education or attending an occupational program to enhance their occupational skills. Applicants must be a minimum of 21 years of age. The application deadline is May 22, 2017. Application and details here

Eversource Energy is providing five $2,000 scholarships to new full-time students of Naugatuck Valley Community College who are majoring in Electronic Engineering Technology. To be eligible, students must be entering the College in the Fall 2017 semester and qualify to take College Alegbra (MAT172) and English Composition (ENG101) based on placement testing or SAT/ACT scores. Students interested in applying for the scholarship are encouraged to contact NVCC STEM Enrollment/Retention Specialist Deirdre D’Amore at 203-575-8014 or Ddamore@nv.edu. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all remaining scholarships have been awarded.

Best Hospitality Degrees Scholarship, Deadlines: November 30 and April 30 of each year. Apply

Connecticut Association of Latinos in Higher Education Scholarship, Deadline: August 10, 2017
Apply

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program, Deadline: June 12, 2017
Apply

The Rivera Memorial Foundation, Inc., Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2016 

More information

Transfer Scholarship Opportunities for students graduating NVCC in Spring 2017 and transferring to a 4-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree:

Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) transfer scholarships. Female Family Economic Security Program (FESP) students who will graduate NVCC with a GPA of at least a 3.0, a record of campus service or activity, and a plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year university or college. Proof of application or acceptance may be required, and we hope that applicants will apply well in advance of receipt of tuition payment deadlines. We encourage applicants to attend college full-time, but they must enroll in at least three-quarters college classes each semester to maintain their scholarship eligibility. 2 FESP students will be eligible for Pasculano Transfer Scholarships in Calendar Year 2017; another 2 FESP students will be eligible for Pasculano Transfer Scholarships in Calendar Year 2018. Amount of scholarship award: Up to $5,000 in a scholarship grant, per year, for 2 years. Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) will pay the grant directly to the four-year college/university, for the benefit of the student. Uses of scholarship award: Tuition; residential living expenses/fees; transportation; campus fees; books and course materials. FCCF will pay the grant directly to the four-year college/university  For eligibility and other details, download the application. Deadline to apply is March 21, 2017.

President to President Scholarships. Each year NVCC graduates who meet certain eligibility requirements, can apply for a number of President to President Scholarships in order to assist them as they pursue their education at one of the four year colleges or universities listed below:

 

  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • University of Connecticut Waterbury
  • University of Hartford
  • NVCC is also offering a Connecticut Community College Partner Scholarship to The University of Saint Joseph.

All portfolios are due by 5:00 pm on February 24, 2017 and must be delivered to room K520 to be considered. Late portfolios will not be accepted. To check on eligibility, requirements and details, please download the application.


All-USA & All Connecticut Acadmeic Team (and five other) FALL TRANSFER Scholarships,

Deadline: December 1, 2016 5:00 pm

Apply (This common application offers seven scholarship opportunities.) 

 

Other scholarship sites:

http://www.finaid.org

http://www.fastweb.com

http://www.college-scholarships.com

http://www.scholarshipexperts.com

http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com

How to apply

If you are interesting in earning a scholarship you have to start by doing your research.

Most high schools receive a variety of local and national scholarship applications during the year but if you don’t have access to these, there are ways for you to explore some scholarship opportunities on your own.

Many local clubs and organizations in your community also provide scholarships but you'll need to call or make a visit to find out because you won’t find these online.

Here’s some helpful hints to get you started:

  1. Apply early and liberally.
    Many scholarships have early application deadlines and you don’t want to miss out. Apply to everything that you qualify for and you’ll increase your chances of success.
  2. Make sure you qualify.
    Be sure to read all of the requirements for applying because your time is too precious to waste on dead-end applications.
  3. Take the time to write a (really) good essay.
    Your essay is your first impression. Set aside a good amount of time to write a clear, concise essay that addresses all of the questions in detail and makes it hard to say no to you. Most importantly, PROOFREAD! If you can, have someone look over your work.
  4. Be honest. Take out the guesswork.
    Everybody loves an underdog. If your grades haven’t always been stellar or you notice that you’re lacking in community service or student honors, be honest about it. Sometimes addressing the problem up front is the best remedy for getting rid of it in the future.
  5. Deliver.
    Double check your application to make sure all of your materials are presentable and accounted for. Make copies for yourself. Send it out! You may want to consider using certified mail so that you know when your scholarship has been received.

Ready to start looking? Use the links above to start your search. Good luck!

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