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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

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

Robert & Margaret Patricelli Endowed Scholarship

Robert and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation

Robert and Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation made a generous contribution to the Charter Oak State College Foundation to establish the Robert and Margaret Patricelli Scholarship Fund. This gift launched the Charter Oak State College Women in Transition Program. Income from the Robert and Margaret Patricelli Scholarship Fund will be used to provide scholarships for individuals who are Hartford residents, Pell eligible (economically disadvantaged), and in good academic standing.

Scholarship Criteria

This scholarship is available to a Charter Oak Student who is a resident of Hartford and in good academic standing. The scholarship can be used to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books or other educational expenses. The average bi-annual award is $700. Other forms of financial aid are also available to qualified applicants.

Mildred Reyes"I would like to take this opportunity to express my greatest appreciation for being selected as a recipient of the Patricelli scholarship for the 2012 academic year. I would like thank the selection committee for choosing me for this prestigious award. I am very appreciative for this kind and generous contribution as it will unquestionably help finance my undergraduate education at Charter Oak State College."

"I appreciate your confidence in me and willingness to contribute to my future education. I am thankful for the opportunities this award will provide me since I rely on financial assistance including financial aid, grants, and student loans to help finance my education. I am currently majoring in psychology, as I have gained a great interest in working in the behavioral and mental field, especially with children. Hopefully someday, I would be able to give back to the ones who are in need of assistance like myself."

"Again, I would like to express my thank you for your generous scholarship contribution." - Mildred Reyes, 2012 Patricelli Scholarship Recipient

This Scholarship is now available. Please contact Angela Chapman at for further information.