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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Scholarships & Grants

The Charter Oak State College Foundation offers a variety of Scholarships and Technology Grants each fall to deserving students who show academic promise and have financial need. 

A list of available scholarships and grants is posted in the Student Portal (Acorn) and emailed to students during the summer months. Scholarship awarding is for the fall semester. To learn more, and for a list of scholarships available, visit

To be eligible for scholarships or grants from the Charter Oak State College Foundation, students must be matriculated at Charter Oak State College, be in good academic standing as defined in the College catalog, and meet the scholarship criteria. 

For additional information about internal scholarship and grant opportunities, please email the Charter Oak State College Foundation or call (860) 515-3889.

Charter Oak State College Transfer Scholarship for Community College Graduates

This scholarship is awarded on a yearly basis to an adult student who is graduating from a Connecticut 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. Students must complete an application and nomination form by the May 1st application deadline in order to be considered.

For additional information, please contact Admissions.


Charter Oak Alumni Association Master of Science Degree Scholarship Program

The Charter Oak Alumni Association Masters Scholarship Program was created to financially assist deserving Charter Oak graduates pursuing a Master’s Degree at Charter Oak State College.  The award amount is $1,000 and will be given to an enrolled student for the Fall Semester.
Please note:  prospective students can apply to both the College Master’s Program and the Scholarship Program at the same time.

Students must complete an application and other requirements by the August 10th application deadline in order to be considered.   


Outside Scholarships and other Resources

Students may receive scholarships, tuition and fee benefits, and other types of financial aid resources or awards from organizations or departments outside of the Office of Financial Aid. These may include awards from employers, government agencies, private clubs, organizations, and others.

It is important to notify the Office of Financial Aid of these other awards.  If a student receives an award that does not appear on the award letter, it is unlikely that the Office of Financial Aid has been informed of the award. It is, therefore, the student's responsibility to notify the Office of Financial Aid of the source and the amount of all outside awards as soon as possible.

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