Our College Scholarships
Over the years, our big-hearted donors have recognized the importance of a college education in helping residents of our region succeed in life. More than 130 donors have created funds that make it possible each year for Connecticut Community Foundation to award college scholarships to hundreds of students.
We are now among the largest college scholarship providers to students in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills.
View the categories of scholarships provided by the Foundation and learn how to apply.
Read stories of our past scholarship recipients
2022 Persbacker Family Scholarships Awarded
The Persbacker Family Fund at Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded college scholarships of $5,000 each to five Bridgewater residents for the 2022-23 academic year. The Persbacker Family Fund is among the largest college scholarship [...]
Like a Starfish, Local Scholar Heals Herself—And Others
On an ordinary autumn afternoon in 2018, Litchfield High School then-sophomore Allison Davenport had no idea she was about to experience the biggest challenge she had ever faced. Stepping onto the soccer field, Allie [...]
Connecticut Community Foundation Scholarships Pave a Successful Path for Local Students
College will be more affordable for nearly 400 students residing in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills thanks to scholarships awarded by Connecticut Community Foundation for the 2021-22 academic year. The awards total more than [...]