Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the Application section of this web site.

Scholarship eligibility criteria are outlined in the Requirements section of this web site.

Yes, you must have a demonstrated financial need to be eligible for a CSMP scholarship. Financial need (FN) is determined by Central/MCC/TCC cost of attendance (COA) and your estimated family contribution (EFC) as follows:


Please refer to the Office of Financial Aid at your institution for more information: CCSU Financial Aid, MCC Financial Aid, TCC Financial Aid.

You can receive up to $10,000 at Central, $6,500 at MCC, and $5,000 at TCC per year. Scholarships at MCC and TCC can be renewed for a total of two years; plus another two years for those transferring to Central. Scholarships at Central can be renewed for a total of four years. Specific scholarship amount will be determined by the amount of federal financial aid for which you qualify. For example, if you enter this scholarship program in your freshman year at Central and qualify for the full amount ($10,000) every year while meeting scholarship eligibility requirements, it is possible that you will receive $40,000 during four years.

You can use the scholarship funds to pay tuition, buy books, pay for room and board, and other educational expenses.

Yes, the scholarship can be renewed. Performance and eligibility of all scholars will be reviewed every semester. Upon a successful review, scholarships will be renewed for the next semester for a total of up to four years.

Yes, you will continue receiving the scholarship as long as you meet all scholarship eligibility criteria outlined in the Requirements section of this web site.

No, this scholarship is only available in fall and spring semesters.

Yes. Receipt of this scholarship does not prevent you from obtaining other scholarships offered by Central, MCC, or TCC. However, there is a possibility that loans and other federal funding you receive may be reduced.

  1. Meet all requirements of the scholarship renewal criteria;
  2. Meet with your designated CSMP faculty mentor on a monthly basis;
  3. Regularly attend meetings of CSMP scholars. These meetings will include seminars on technical topics as well as informal meetings to help you learn about the university resources and how to be successful in your program of study;
  4. Participate in professional development activities;
  5. Participate in the program assessment activities, which may include filling out a survey and completing an interview with a member of the program management team.

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Funded by NSF S-STEM awards DUE-0630953, DUE-1060352, and DUE-1742034

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