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Grants and Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate students and do not need to be repaid. You will be awarded through the admission and financial aid processes. Please complete your FAFSA early as many of these awards have limited funding.

You may be eligible for University, Federal and/or State funding.

We suggest that you research outside sources for additional assistance. If you receive an outside scholarship, please notify the Financial Aid Office either by the return of your Award Letter or in writing.

Assistantship and fellowship opportunities are available on a limited basis to graduate students. You should speak with the department chair for information.

Academic Scholarships

Prospective full-time freshmen who demonstrate outstanding scholastic achievement at the secondary school level will be considered for academic scholarships of up to full tuition at the time of admission to the University. Award eligibility is contingent upon the timeliness of your application for admission, your high school academic record, test scores, resident/commuter status, and the availability of scholarship funds. Academic scholarships are awarded for four years providing that renewal criteria are met.

National Honors Scholarship - Recipients are selected from those students who have been awarded the Regents' Scholarship. The award is combined with the Regents' Scholarship to equal full-time tuition each academic year.

Regents' Scholarship - Awarded at up to $17,000 per academic year.
The typical profile of incoming freshmen who may qualify for this award is a class rank in the top 10% of their high school class with combined Critical Reading and Math SAT scores of 1270 (28 ACT) or higher.

President's Scholarship - Awarded at up to $15,000 per academic year.
The typical profile of incoming freshmen who may qualify for this award is a class rank in the top half of their high school class with combined Critical Reading and Math SAT scores of 1140 (25 ACT) or higher.

Pre-Medical Professions Scholarship - Awarded at up to $15,000 per academic year.
The typical profile of incoming freshmen who may qualify for this award are those studying in the Pre-Medical, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Dental, Pre-Optometry,Pre-Osteopathy, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Veterinary programs and have a class rank in the top 25% of their high school class with combined Critical Reading and Math SAT scores of 1140 (25 ACT) or higher.

These awards are renewable (up to an aggregate total of four years), provided the student maintains continuous full-time status and a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (3.25 for National Honors Scholarship recipients). Failure to meet renewal criteria will result in the loss of the scholarship.

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Scholarships are renewable each academic year (up to an aggregate total of four years), provided you maintain full-time enrollment status, a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and satisfactory academic progress.
  • Students who do not meet the renewal criteria will forfeit the scholarship for the remainder of their enrollment at the University. The scholarship will not be reinstated should the student regain the required cumulative GPA at a later date.
  • Financial need is not a factor in determining eligibility for these scholarships.
  • An academic scholarship may not be combined with any other non-need based scholarship from the University, but may be combined with other funds to meet your demonstrated financial need.
  • Academic scholarships are awarded to citizens or permanent residents of the United States. For information about scholarships for international students, please refer to the International Student Prospectus.
  • Students enrolled in The Hartt School are ineligible for academic scholarships (See Talent Scholarships for more information regarding scholarships for Hartt School students).

Talent Scholarships

Talent Scholarships are not based upon need and include Artistic Merit, Hartt Performing Arts, and Athletic. They are awarded at the time of admission by the appropriate college or athletic coach and are renewable each academic year. Length of renewability varies for each award. You should check with the school or coach for details. Renewability is based upon maintaining full-time status, appropriate grade point average as notified in offer letter, and satisfactory academic progress. Failure to meet these criteria will result in cancellation of the award.

Talent Scholarships cannot be combined with other non-need based awards. Awards range from up to full tuition.

Artistic Merit Scholarships

The Hartford Art School offers talent awards ranging up to $15,000 to entering full-time students based on the quality of their portfolio review and academic achievement. Students will be notified of these awards at the time of admission. Click here for more information on the Hartford Art School.

Artistic Merit Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • These awards are renewable each academic year (up to an aggregate total of four years) upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Hartford Art School.
  • These scholarships may not be combined with any other non need-based scholarships or grants.

Athletic Scholarships

The Athletics Department offers scholarships of up to the full cost of attendance to outstanding student-athletes who participate in any of the following National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics programs:

Men Women
basketball basketball
baseball softball
tennis tennis
golf golf
soccer soccer
lacrosse volleyball
  cross-country
  track and field
For further information regarding athletic scholarships, contact the Athletics Department.

 

Athletic Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Students must maintain the minimum satisfactory academic progress requirements for the school or college in which they are enrolled in order to have their athletics scholarships renewed on an annual basis. These scholarships may not be combined with any other University administered scholarships or grants.

Hartt Performing Arts Scholarships

The Hartt School offers scholarships up to full tuition to entering full-time students based on the outcome of the audition process and academic achievement. Students will be notified about these awards at the time of admission. Click here for more information about the Hartt School.

Performing Arts Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Awards are made for one academic year and are renewable (up to an aggregate total of four years) based on an annual evaluation. Students accepted into a double major or five year program upon admission to the university may have the award renewed for up to an aggregate total of five years.
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of either 2.75 in all of their University of Hartford course work or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their major field(s) of study at The Hartt School and quantitative academic progress.
  • These scholarships may not be combined with any other non need-based scholarships or grants.
Merit Scholarships and Alumni Grants

The University of Hartford recognizes that many families may need assistance to meet the cost of a private, independent college education. For students who do not meet the criteria required for academic scholarships, the University of Hartford awards Merit Scholarships and Alumni Grants.

Merit Scholarship values range from $11,000 to $13,000 per year and Alumni Grant values range up to $11,000 per year. Both awards are made to incoming full-time students based on a review of the student's admission application, scholastic performance, resident/commuter status, and anticipated success at the University.

Alumni Grant values range up to $11,000 per year and are made available to incoming full-time students based on a review of the student's admission application, scholastic performance, resident/commuter status, and the availability of university financial assistance funds.

Merit Scholarships and Alumni Grants Guidelines:

  • These awards are renewable (up to an aggregate total of four years), provided the student maintains continuous full-time status and satisfactory academic progress as defined by his/her school or college of the University. Failure to meet renewal criteria will result in the loss of the Merit Scholarship or Alumni Grant.
  • If the student does not maintain satisfactory academic progress, he/she will forfeit the Merit Scholarship or Alumni Grant for the remainder of enrollment at the University.
  • The Merit Scholarship or Alumni Grant will not be reinstated should the student regain satisfactory academic progress at a later date.
  • Merit Scholarship and Alumni Grants may not be combined with any other non-need based award from the University of Hartford, but may be combined with need-based financial assistance funds.
  • Merit Scholarship and Alumni Grants may not be combined with any other non need-based scholarships or grants.

Hartford Scholars

Hartford Scholars scholarships are not based upon need. They are awarded to students maintaining residency in Hartford, CT, attending full-time, attending a Hartford Public School (includes Magnet schools) or eligible schools that are part of the CREC program. Renewability is based upon maintaining full-time status, residency in Hartford, CT, and satisfactory academic progress as determined by your school.

Hartford Scholars scholarships cannot be combined with other non-need based awards. Awards are half tuition and the student support services fee. The applicant's admission application must be complete by March 15, they must be admitted by April 15, and they must tuition deposit by May 1.

Family Grants

Family Grants are available to full-time undergraduate students with a sibling, parent, or spouse also attending the undergraduate program as a full-time student. Renewability is based upon maintaining full-time status, appropriate grade point average as determined by your school, and maintained full-time status by your family member.

Family Grants cannot be combined with other non-need based awards. Recipients must be ineligible to receive another third party tuition assistance award. If award is based upon sibling enrollment, the sibling must be dependent upon the same parent as the recipient. The recipient and their family member must not have earned a prior baccalaureate degree. Awards are half of tuition for a family member. Family member recipient is at the discretion of the University.

Family Grant Program Guidelines:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time, matriculated, undergraduate student
  • Must be assessed full-time undergraduate tuition charges
  • Must be enrolled during the fall and/or spring terms
  • Is ineligible for payment from a third-party source (e.g., employer tuition remission)
  • Must be of the same household and, if siblings, be dependent upon the same parent(s)
  • Must not have previously earned a baccalaureate degree
  • The University reserves the right to choose the family member to whom the grant will apply. The University also reserves the right to request a signed copy of the student's and/or parents' U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.
  • This grant is renewable provided the recipient maintains full-time status and meets the satisfactory academic progress requirements as defined by the student's school or college of the University, and the other family member maintains full-time undergraduate status at the University. The Family Grant may not be combined with any other non need-based scholarships or grants.

Transfer Scholarships

Prospective full-time transfer students who demonstrate scholastic achievement will be considered for academic scholarships of up to $18,000 at the time of admission to the University. Eligibility is also contingent upon the timeliness of your application for admission and the availability of funds.

President to President Scholarship

These non need-based awards are made available to undergraduates (citizens or permanent residents) who have earned an Associate's Degree from a Connecticut junior or community-technical college or from one of the following two-year colleges in Massachusetts:

  • Berkshire Community College
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Greenfield Community College
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • Dean College

The presidents of these colleges may submit nominations for up to three students. Nominated students must: have earned a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA based on a minimum of 45 credit hours, have been awarded their Associates degree and plan to enroll as full-time students. Each participating college may have established additional criteria.

The amount of the scholarship is $7,000 per semester (fall and spring semesters only), up to an aggregate of 4 semesters. The scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, full-time status and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. This scholarship may not be combined with any other non-need based award.

Students accepted into the Hartt School are not eligible to be considered for this scholarship. Students accepted into the Hartt School are awarded strictly based on performance. Non U.S. Citizens, part-time students, and students with a previous Bachelor’s degree are also ineligible for this scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

These non need-based awards are made available to undergraduates (U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents) who have earned an Associate’s degree.

The Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Advisor must submit a letter of nomination for any qualified student. Nominated students must: have earned a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA upon completion of their Associate’s degree and plan to enroll as full-time students immediately following their graduation from a two-year college.

The amount of the scholarship is $5,000 per semester (fall and spring semesters only), up to an aggregate of 4 semesters. The student must enroll immediately following two-year college. The scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, full-time status and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. This scholarship may not be combined with any other non-need based award.

Students accepted into the Hartt School are not eligible to be considered for this scholarship. Students accepted into the Hartt School are awarded strictly based on performance. Non U.S. Citizens, part-time students, and students with a previous Bachelor’s degree are also ineligible.

Deadline: May 1

  • We must receive a nomination letter from the Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Advisor by this date.

Additional Requirement:

  • Students are required to provide proof of graduation in the form of an official final transcript from his or her previous college. This should be mailed to us after the degree is earned and is required before the scholarship can be awarded.

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Scholarships are renewable each academic year (up to an aggregate total of four years), provided you maintain full-time enrollment status, a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and satisfactory academic progress.
  • Students who do not meet the renewal criteria will forfeit the scholarship for the remainder of their enrollment at the University. The scholarship will not be reinstated should the student regain the required cumulative GPA at a later date.
  • Financial need is not a factor in determining eligibility for these scholarships.
  • An academic scholarship may not be combined with any other non-need based scholarship from the University, but may be combined with other funds to meet your demonstrated financial need.
  • Academic scholarships are awarded to citizens or permanent residents of the United States. For information about scholarships for international students, please refer to the International Student Prospectus.
  • Students enrolled in The Hartt School are ineligible for academic scholarships (See Talent Scholarships for more information regarding scholarships for Hartt School students).
UH Tuition Grant

UH Tuition Grants are enrollment incentive grants based upon historic enrollment patterns. They are available to full-time incoming students. Amounts of the award vary each academic year based upon the results of the FAFSA and the availability of funds. Recipients meeting the FAFSA filing deadlines will be considered for maximum eligibility. Recipients must also maintain academic progress as determined by their school.

University Grants

University Grants are based upon need as determined by the results of the FAFSA. They are available to full-time students. Amounts of the award vary each academic year as they coincide with the results of the FAFSA and availability of funds. Recipients meeting the FAFSA February 1 filing deadline for incoming students and the May 1 filing deadline for returning students will be considered for maximum eligibility. Recipients must also maintain academic progress as determined by their school.

Pell Grants

Pell Grants are based upon need as determined by the results of the FAFSA. They are available to students enrolled in at least 3 credits each semester. Amounts of the award vary each semester as they coincide with the results of the FAFSA and credit load. Recipients must also maintain academic progress as determined by their school.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are based upon need as determined by the results of the FAFSA. They are available to full-time Pell Grant recipients. Amounts of the award vary each academic year as they coincide with the results of the FAFSA. Recipients must also maintain academic progress as determined by their school.

Connecticut Independent Colleges Student Grants

Connecticut Independent Colleges Student Grants (CICSG) are based upon need as determined by the results of the FAFSA. They are available to Connecticut residents. Amounts of the award vary each semester as they coincide with the results of the FAFSA. Recipients must also maintain academic progress as determined by their school.

Connecticut

American Savings Foundation
(860)827-2556   asfdn.org
(64 CT towns, does not include Hartford)

CT Capitol Scholarship
ctdhe.org/SFA

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
hfpg.org
sbmfoundation.org

Federal Student Aid
Stores
International Scholarships
Minority Scholarships

BlackExcel.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund   hsf.net
Hispanic College Fund   hispanicfund.org

General Scholarships
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