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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.

New for Summer 2019: A $1,000 Delores Bell Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Delores Bell, Coordinator of the Women in Transition Program at Charter Oak State College for over 14 years. Delores was a social advocate, leader and encourager, helping women realize their potential - with a can-do, can’t-quit attitude – and challenging them to complete their degree. First-generation COSC students, and incoming students, who embody Delores' passion, determination, and strength, with a desire to serve women, are encouraged to apply to this summer scholarship.  Due Wednesday, May 1, 2019, please return the Delores Bell Memorial Scholarship Application, essay, and short financial statement to

April 2019:  Alumni Association Master of Science Degree Scholarship Application is now available for incoming and current COSC Graduate Degree Students. The application due date is Friday, August 2, 2019 with awarding for the start of the Fall semester.

Please Note: Fall Scholarships will be available for application summer 2019. Charter Oak State College Foundation announces scholarship opportunities each summer with a call for applications. Foundation Scholarships are awarded to current Charter Oak students based on select criteria for each scholarship listed below.

Applications and requirements will be posted in the and also sent via email.

Endowed Scholarship Funds Include:

Open to new and current/enrolled Graduate students

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.