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.
Thank you to all that applied for a 2018 Foundation Scholarship or Technology Grant. A large number of qualified and deserving applications were received. Awardees will be notified by email. Please check back in the Summer of 2019.
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.
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.