Helpful Hints


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
  • 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:

More scholarships available

More Scholarships Available:

  • Justin B. Weaver Scholarship for the Trades will award its first scholarship in June 2019 in the amount of $1,500.  To qualify, an applicant must be at least a senior in high school and plan to participate in post-secondary studies involved in the trades (e.g. welding, electrical, plumbing, etc). If already a high school graduate, the applicant must have graduated between 2016-2018 to be eligible for this scholarship. Deadline to apply: May 1, 2019. More information and application materials here
  • Connecticut Association Of Latinos In Higher Education, Inc. (CALAHE) is accepting applications for their annual scholarship. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • Limited to Latino students from Connecticut.
    • Must have been a Connecticut resident for the past 12 months.
    • Must demonstrate financial need.
    • Accepted at or attending an accredited institution of higher education.
    • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all completed course work at the time of application.
    • Applicants must attend full time and seeking their first undergraduate degree.
    • Demonstrated community service within the Latino community.
    • Essay: "How do you feel this scholarship is going to impact your ability to pursue your education?" (Maximum 2 page typewritten double space statement).
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

    Please Note: In order to receive this award, recipients are required to attend a scholarship reception on Friday, August 9, 2019. Students who do not, or cannot attend the reception will forfeit their award. The location will be announced at a later date. Deadline to apply: Application must be postmarked by: May 30, 2019. Download Application.
  • 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 2019. 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 2019 semester.
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