Scholarships
Helpful Hints

Scholarships

Throughout the year, the Financial Aid Office receives information on available scholarship opportunities. The information is posted on the bulletin board outside of the office. You can stop by our office for more information. You can also visit this page for an updated list of scholarship opportunities. 

Helpful Hints for Scholarship Search

  • Before you start your search, make sure you have an email account. Many scholarships will send you application information over email. 
  • Make sure you have basic information about yourself available to send if an organization requests a profile. Many sites will have scholarships available for global majority groups listed by group. Make sure you apply for these because they often do not have as many people applying for them.
  • Save the entire essay that you create when applying for scholarships. Often these essays can be “recycled” and used for multiple applications. Often a paper from one of your classes may also be adapted to meet your scholarship application needs.
  • Set aside a folder for your scholarship search. Create a list of all the scholarships you have applied for and key dates (deadlines, notification dates). The folder should also contain your basic profile and sample essays.
  • Schedule time for your Internet searches during which you do not have to work on other tasks.
  • There is an open writing lab that is available to help with your essay writing. Make sure you have someone proofread your essay before you send it.
Private scholarships

Private Scholarships

Private scholarships funds are provided by donors outside the College. Here are some tips on pursing private scholarship opportunities:

  • An Internet search is one of the best ways to identify private scholarship opportunities. 
  • Free scholarship search services are compiled on www.finaid.org
  • Nearly every town or city has service organizations that offer college students financial assistance. Find out from the various organizations in the community if they have scholarships available.If you receive a scholarship from a group or individual, inform them of your gratitude and your progress. A letter of thanks goes far toward encouraging renewal of these awards.
  • Students are required to report all private scholarships they expect to receive to the Financial Aid Office.


Websites to search for Scholarships and Scholarship information

    • State of Connecticut: This is the primary website of the State of Connecticut that lists available financial aid resources which includes a comprehensive listing of scholarships and resources for all students - dislocated, graduate, tuition assistance, specific occupations, sports participation, veterans, students with disabilities, and community organizations and non-profit foundations.
    • Other Scholarships Search sites:

http://www.finaid.org

http://www.fastweb.com

http://www.college-scholarships.com

http://www.scholarshipexperts.com

http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com

http://justjobs.com/

http://www.latpro.com/

More scholarships available

More Scholarships Available:

  • Eversource Energy will be awarding a scholarship to a new full-time student, majoring in Electronic Engineering Technology, entering Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) in the Fall of 2018. A $2000 scholarship will be applied toward tuition ($500 per semester for four semesters - providing that the student achieves a grade of ‘C’ or better in all required courses). Students considered for this scholarship must be eligible to take College Algebra (MAT172) and English Composition (ENG101) as per the College Placement Test or SAT scores.Interested applicants please email Deirdre D’Amore (203-575-8014, Technology Hall Room T619) for a scholarship application packet. Deadline to apply: rolling through beginning of Fall 2018 semester.
  • AES Engineers is offering one scholarship to all students, regardless of their field of study. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on the AES Engineers website. The scholarship recipient will be selected on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Amount of award: $500.00. Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018.
  • NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium anticipates awarding five $1,500 scholarships to CT Community College students that are interested in STEM fields for the Spring 2018 semester. Six NVCC students received this scholarship in Fall 2016, five in Spring 2017, and one (the only one who applied) in Fall 2017. Deadline: December 1, 2018, 9 a.m.  There are four requirements to be eligible to apply:  1) You must be able to demonstrate that your career interests relate to a STEM field and the mission of the CT Space Grant Consortium . 2) You must be a full-time student in the Spring 2018 semester or be part-time but completing your program requirements in the Spring 2018 semester. 3) You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. 4) You must be a United States citizen and be able to verify this by showing a copy of a U.S. birth certificate, a U.S. Passport, a Military ID Card, or a Naturalization Certificate. To apply for the Community College Scholarship, you need to submit the following items (full instructions are in the attached PDF) :
  1. A typed Scholarship Application Cover Sheet
  2. A typed Grant Verification Form
  3. A typed Applicant Contact/Demographic Information Form
  4. One letter of recommendation. This should come from a professor from a course in your major or a supervisor if you work for a company that has a relation to STEM.
  5. A one page resume. (If you need help with this, please reach out to the Center for Job Placement and College Opportunities in L524 or at cjpco@nv.edu).
  6. A copy of your U.S. birth certificate, U.S. Passport, Military ID Card, or Naturalization Certificate. The copy will be shredded after verification.
  7. A narrative that is THREE DOUBLE-SPACED PAGES MAXIMUM that addresses the following (see p. 6 and p. 31 of the attached PDF):
    1. Describe your academic and career goals.
    2. Describe information on any research experience or other relevant experiences you have had and how you believe they have influenced your career in STEM.
    3. Describe your community service, extra-curricular activities, work experience awards and/or honors.
    4. Briefly explain the benefits that you expect to derive from a NASA CT Space Grant Consortium Scholarship. 
    5. All items for an application must be submitted to Dr. Angelastro in E411A or his secretary Sue Cassano in T610 by Friday, December 1 at 9 am. More information about both opportunities as well as others can be found at the CT Space Grant Consortium website. Students may contact Dr. Angelastro with questions or if they need assistance with any of the items in the application package. 
NVCC Foundation Scholarships

NVCC Foundation Scholarships

Foundation scholarships are available every Spring. The deadline for the scholarships is now past. Please check back in early 2019.

If you are interested in additional information or you would like to apply to any of these scholarships and/or awards, please contact:

Angela Chapman, Associate Dean of Development AChapman@nv.edu.

President to President

President to President Scholarships

Naugatuck Valley Community College is currently accepting applications for the following President to President Scholarships:
  • Central CT State University ($3,000 scholarship)
  • Charter Oak State College ($2,000 scholarship - $1,000 Fall/$1,000 Spring)
  • Eastern CT State University ($5,000/$2,500 scholarship if commuting)
  • Southern CT State University ($3,000 scholarship)
  • Western CT State University (full tuition for 2 years scholarship)
  • University of Hartford ($21,000 renewable scholarship)
Additional University Scholarship for NVCC Graduates:
  • University of CT Waterbury ($2,000 scholarship)
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

Central Connecticut State University: ($3,000 scholarship)

  • Plan to attend CCSU as a full-time student (12 credits) Fall 2018
  • Graduate NVCC in 2018 with an Associate Degree and a GPA of 3.0
  • Must submit an application for admission to CCSU by April 1, 2018
  • Scholarship is subject to renewal
Charter Oak State College: ($2,000 scholarship- $1,000 Fall/$1,000 Spring)
  • Plan to attend Charter Oak State College and enroll in a minimum of six credits per semester in both fall and spring.
  • Graduate NVCC in 2018 with an Associate Degree and a GPA of 2.7
  • Must submit an application for admission to Charter Oak State College by May 1, 2018
  • Scholarship is subject to renewal
  • Must maintain a GPA of 2.5
  • Must be continuously enrolled (excluding summers)
  • Requires a one page essay “How will an online Bachelor’s degree help you to achieve your goals?”
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY - Continued Eastern Connecticut State University: ($5,000 scholarship for students living on campus /$2,500 scholarship for students who are commuting)
  • President-to-President scholars who are planning to live on campus receive a total award of $5,000 ($4,000 transfer merit scholarship and $1,000 award for the President-to-President award)
  • President-to-President scholars who are planning to commute receive a total award of $2,500 ($2,000 transfer merit scholarship and $500 award for the President-to-President award)
  • Plan to attend ECSU as a full time student(12 credits) in Fall 2018
  • Graduate NVCC in 2018 with an Associate Degree and a 3.75 GPA
  • Must submit an application for admission to ECSU by April 1, 2018
  • Scholarship and award are subject to renewal for an additional year if the student meets the stated requirements.
Southern Connecticut State University: ($3,000 scholarship)
  • Plan to attend SCSU as a full time student (12 credits) in Fall 2018
  • Graduate NVCC in 2018 with an Associate Degree and a 3.2 GPA
  • Must submit an application for admission to SCSU by April 1, 2018
  • Scholarship is subject to renewal
Western Connecticut State University: (Full, in-state tuition & fees for two years)
  • Plan to attend WCSU as a full-time student(12 credits) in Fall 2018
  • Graduate NVCC in 2018 with an Associate Degree and a 3.3 GPA
  • Student is a citizen of the United States
  • Must submit an application for admission to WCSU by April 1, 2018
  • Scholarship is subject to renewal
University of Hartford: ($21,000 renewable scholarship)
  • Plan to attend University of Hartford as a full time student (12 credits) for the Fall 2018
  • Graduate NVCC in 2018 with an Associate Degree and a 3.3 GPA
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Must submit an application for admission to University of Hartford by April 1, 2018
  • Scholarship is subject to renewal
University of Connecticut Waterbury: ($2,000 scholarship)
  • Plan to attend UCONN Waterbury as a full time student (12 credits) in Fall 2018
  • Graduate NVCC in 2018 with an Associate Degree and a 3.2 GPA
  • Must submit an application for admission to UCONN Waterbury by April 1, 2018

Email Angela Chapman in the Development Office or call her at @ 203-575-8208 for details regarding this opportunity.


How to Submit an Application/Portfolio

Each applicant must submit a portfolio which includes: (only one copy is required)

  • Autobiographical cover page-writing sample
  • Resume
  • Unofficial NVCC transcript
  • Essay (if required)
  • One letter of recommendation (preferably an academic letter from faculty)
  • List of clubs and organizations (college and community) you belonged to while at NVCC
  • Any other relevant information you would like the committee to consider
  • List of President to President Scholarship university(s) you would like to apply for and a confirmation receipt(s) of admissions application(s) to scholarship university(s)

If you are interested in applying for the University of CT Waterbury Scholarship, contact Angela Chapman or call her at 203-575-8208 for details regarding this opportunity. 


All PORTFOLIOS MUST BE BROUGHT TO ROOM K720 BY 5:00 pm on February 26, 2018 TO BE CONSIDERED.
LATE PORTFOLIOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

For more information contact Angela Chapman, Associate Dean of Development or call her at 203-575-8208.

**All students must apply and be accepted to the university(s) prior to receiving a scholarship.

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