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HOW TO APPLY

Application Available January 1
Deadline March 15

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION FIRST BEFORE STARTING THE APPLICATION

The scholarship can be used for schools in or outside of Connecticut.

To be eligible to receive the NHSF scholarship for College, Technical or Trade School, a student must:

  1. demonstrate family financial need - family income ceiling of     $75,000 (extenuating family situations considered)

  2. be a New Haven resident

  3. have attended a New Haven public high school, Eli Whitney, Common Ground, Highville or Amistad, since the beginning of senior year.

The student : 

 1. must complete and submit the NHSF application;

 2. will then be required to participate in an interview with a        member of the Board;

 3. if selected,  must attend the NHSF Award Ceremony in June to    receive your award.

TO APPLY, YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS :

1. your high school transcript, including senior grades. Request a pdf from your School Counselor.

2. an essay - "Describe your academic and career goals. What are your plans to achieve them? Please also include any of your extracurricular/volunteer activities both in and out of school."

3. pdf of the first 2 pages of your parent(s) 2022 1040 Income Tax.

    If your parent(s) do not file, complete the

    Alternative Income Verification Form  

4. pdf of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA * 

NOTE: SAR not required this year (2024) because of FAFSA delay

5. pdf copy of your SAT scores .  If the school(s) you're applying to did not require the SAT, you don't have to submit scores.

   

FOR YOUR INTERVIEW, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE 

COLLEGE/TECHNICAL/TRADE SCHOOL COST FORM 

You can print this form or copy the form on a piece of paper.  Filling in the form helps you, your parent(s)/guardian and us see what your unmet need is.

Also, the Financial Aid package from the school you're going to.

CREATING PDFs: There are free phone apps that scan and create pdfs.

         If you have a smartphone, google how to scan using Notes.

         You can also ask your counselor.

 

Apply Here

 

Available January 1

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