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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
Dinner & Presentation TONIGHT at 6pm! Can't be there? Join our live webcast!
"Hiring Trends & Hot Jobs" with Patrick Flaherty, CT Dept. of Labor economist

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.