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Charter Oak State College Celebrates Constitution Day
September 17th is Constitution Day! Take this opportunity to learn more about this document.

Seeking New Student Alternate Rep to CT's Statewide Student Advisory Committee
Great opportunity to network with students from other institutions and to be part of the discussion on public higher education in CT

Go Back to Get Ahead Registration Event on 8/13
Admissions and financial aid representatives from Charter Oak State College will host a registration event for Go Back to Get Ahead prospective students on Wednesday, August 13th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

Charter Oak State College Commencement set for June 1, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy to speak
2014 Commencement date, speaker announcement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

John & Elizabeth Blennerhassett Endowed Scholarship

John and Elizabeth Blennerhassett are the parents of a Charter Oak State College graduate. Their daughter is committed to the philosophy and the mission of the College and has established this named scholarship in honor of her parents. The Blennerhassetts were, for many years, residents of Orange, Connecticut where they raised their four children. John passed away in 1988 and Elizabeth in 2003. One of the Blennerhassetts' most strongly held values was education, and they made many sacrifices so that their children could enjoy the benefits of a good education. John's own education was that of a skilled craftsman (a printer), but Elizabeth was denied the opportunity to finish high school. Collectively, their four children earned three bachelor's degrees, one technical college degree, two master's degrees, a Ph.D., and an honorary doctorate.

The Blennerhassetts had to choose between extending their own academic careers or allowing their children to go on to higher education. This scholarship is intended to save a few working parents today from having to make that difficult choice. This scholarship is open to working parents who show academic promise and financial need. The scholarship can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books or other educational expenses.

The average bi-annual award is $700.

Jamie and David Gibson"I feel truly blessed to have been given this opportunity. Thank you Blennerhassett Scholarship for the gracious incentive!" - Jamie Gibson, 2011 Blennerhassett Scholarship Recipient

Omar Rosario was the 2012 Blennerhassett Scholarship recipient.

This scholarship is now available. Please contact Angela Chapman at or 860-515-3889 for further information.