Scholarships @ CCSU 


General Information Regarding CCSU Scholarships

The Scholarship Application Period for the Academic Year 2018/2019 is Now Closed.

Central Connecticut State University annually awards over $3 million in scholarships funded by public scholarship programs and as well as private donations made to the CCSU Foundation, Inc. Scholarships are intended to assist students with the cost of attendance, as well as recognize academic performance, leadership qualities, University/community service and campus/community engagement. A growing number of scholarships are offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to incoming first-year and transfer students; many of these scholarships are renewable contingent upon the recipient continuing to meet enrollment and academic achievement criteria. In some cases, particularly those in which demonstrated financial need is part of the criteria, a FAFSA form must be filed with the CCSU Financial Aid Office.

In addition to scholarships offered to undergraduate students at the time of admission, the University offers a wide range of endowed, merit-based scholarships on a competitive basis. First-year, transfer, and continuing students, including graduate students are informed when the online scholarship application process, hosted by Academic Works, opens each year. The Academic Works system helps CCSU students identify those University scholarship programs which most closely match their academic interests and for which they meet credit-hour and/or grade point average (GPA) requirements. Additionally, through the Academic Works portal, students are able to apply for a host of other scholarships not directly linked to an academic major.

2018-2019 Scholarship Awards

The CCSU Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the scholarship competition for 2018-2019 merit-based awards. The awards available in this cycle are for matriculated students at Central Connecticut State University who will be enrolled next academic year (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019). The application deadline is January 28, 2018; all materials must be submitted by this date, including any required letters of recommendation.

Once you complete the general application questions, you will be automatically matched to scholarships that most closely align with your academic profile. There may be other more specific scholarship opportunities recommended to you as well. You will be required to provide a little bit more information for each of those. Read the descriptions carefully and if you fit the criteria, please apply. Some of the scholarship opportunities may only require a simple yes/no answer while others may require an additional short essay.

Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee you will receive one; it is a competitive process, so be certain to complete the application thoroughly, check for spelling and grammatical errors, and answer the essay questions thoughtfully. You will use your BlueNet username and password to access the application.

These scholarships are provided by generous CCSU alumni and friends of the University.



CCSU Foundation, Inc
PO Box 612
New Britain, CT 06050-0612
Phone: (860) 832-0712
Fax: (860) 832-2588


Ms. Kyle Verona
Assistant Director of Advancement Services
Phone: (860) 832-1748



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