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Charter Oak celebrated Constitution Day 2015 with Online Lecture
History professor Dr. Richard Gerber presented "The 14th Amendment - Then & Now"

Evening Event: Hiring Trends & Hot Jobs
Feed your Career with Dinner & this Presentation: "Hiring Trends & Hot Jobs" by Patrick Flaherty (CTDOL) on 10/7

Learning Studio Nights @ Charter Oak: Work, Study, Engage
Need to study away from distractions? Come to our Learning Studio Nights! Study, work, & get academic coaching! Events on 10/14, 10/28 & more!

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education


Charter Oak State College is grateful for the scholarships that have been established due to the generosity of our donors, who include trustees, alumni, parents, and friends of Charter Oak. Each scholarship has it's own specific criteria and students must be in good academic standing as defined in the College catalog.

For additional information and to request a scholarship application form, contact Angela Chapman at

The John & Elizabeth Blennerhassett Scholarship

John and Elizabeth Blennerhassett are the parents of a Charter Oak State College graduate. They are committed to the philosophy and mission of the College and have established this named scholarship in their child's honor. This scholarship is open to working parents who show academic promise and financial need.

The Sgt. George R. Dingwall Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Sgt. George R. Dingwall, a Charter Oak graduate who lost his life in the line of duty as a law enforcement officer in Middletown, CT. The scholarship is open to those employed in the field of public safety from any geographical area in the United States, with preference given to residents of Connecticut.

The Harris-Wiener Family Scholarship

The Harris-Wiener Family Fund was established by former Charter Oak State College President Merle W. Harris and her husband, David, in 1998, to assist low income women who want to continue their education, particularly women wishing to pursue careers in education, social service, public service, or non-profit. The parents of both David and Merle Harris believed that education was the key to success and also stressed the importance of serving others. These family values are reflected in the criteria for this scholarship.

The Beverly and Rodney Hawes, Jr. Scholarship

The Beverly and Rodney Hawes Endowed Scholarship for "Making a Difference in Business" was established in June of 2003. This scholarship is awarded to a Charter Oak student who is pursuing a business concentration or an individualized studies concentration with a business focus, who has demonstrated qualities of leadership and commitment to community, and who is considered to possess the potential to make positive contributions within a business environment.

The Patricelli Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Charter Oak State College student who is a resident of Hartford, Connecticut, is Pell Grant eligible, and is in good academic standing.

R. Wayne Clugston Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a Charter Oak State College student who is pursuing a concentration which incorporates academic course work that will prepare them for a defined leadership role in a service-based organization, and who is considered to possess the potential to make positive contributions within a leadership role in their current field of employment or in future employment settings.

Technology Grant

The Charter Oak State College Foundation Technology Grant was created in July of 2011 to financially assist students in the purchase of a prescribed list of technology purchases that supports online learning.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Charter Oak State College Transfer Scholarship for Community College Graduates

This scholarship is awarded to an adult student who is graduating from a community college and who has demonstrated interest and success in online learning. The student must be nominated by an instructor, counselor, or administrator at the attending community college. Get the nomination form and application form for the Charter Oak State College Transfer Scholarship for Community College Graduates.