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Scholarships and Endowed Funds

President Ed Klonoski with 2017 Scholarship recipient

The Charter Oak State College Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to our adult college students through the awarding of scholarships and grants.

Endowed Scholarship Funds have been established with the generous support of family, friends, and fans of COSC; the endowment of funds creates a lasting legacy. Below is a list of scholarships and grants sponsored by the Foundation along with links to the specific criteria.

Mrs. Carr and 2017 scholarship awardee

Each summer the Foundation announces the upcoming Scholarship opportunities with a call for applications. At that time applications and requirements are posted in the ACORN student portal and also sent via email.

Open to current/enrolled Undergraduate students endowed scholarships include:

Open to new and current/enrolled Graduate students

  • Charter Oak Alumni Association Master of Science Degree Scholarship Program (new in 2017)
    [Application & Criteria]

Open to New Undergraduate Students

Grants and other Scholarship Funds

Endowments provide for the future of the College, its students, and faculty and is a lasting gift for generations. Donations to Endowed Funds are restricted and subject to requirements that maintain the principle in investments to create a source of income for future generations.

An endowed named gift may be established with a minimum of $10,000. The endowed gift may be made in payments over a designated number of years.

Donations may be allocated to a specific Endowed Fund or where most needed. Please visit online donations to contribute to future generations!

For further information, please contact the Charter Oak State College Foundation at or call 860.515.3889.