Technology Grant

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Foundation Scholarship Program

The Foundation Scholarship Program, created by the COSC Foundation Board of Directors, supports the Foundation’s mission of financially assisting deserving adult students with college costs. The scholarships and grants target special purpose categories selected by the Grants and Scholarship Committee.

Technology Grant – Grant Amount

Award amount is up to $500 per student for the purchase of any of the (eligible) technology listed below, that supports online learning.  The grant provides either a Voucher for purchase of reimbursement for expenses related to the eligible technology listed below.

Grant Criteria

The Technology Grant is available to Charter Oak students, with financial hardship or need, for the purchase of technology that supports online learning.

Eligible technology include computer, printer, network hardware (router, modem, etc.), and/or internet provider services. 

Minorities and other students in protected classes or with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

Applications will be listed in Acorn Student Portal when available, typically in the summer.

Other forms of financial aid are also available to qualified applicants. Please email with your request/financial need.

"Dear Charter Oak State College Foundation,

I am honored to be one of the recipients of the technology grant. Thanks to your generous support I am meeting my goal of being the first in my family to complete college.

Growing up in a less privileged community has not only offered financial and academic challenges but has also helped me realize the value of a college education. With my new laptop I will no longer have late nights at the public library or have a limited pc use of 30 minutes which is hard to complete course work.

I have begun my final semester in completing my Bachelor of Science Degree and can already report that my academics are off to a first-rate start. Because I no longer feel rushed to complete my assignments at work, I am more relaxed and better engaged in my coursework."

- Cheryl, COSC Technology Grant Recipient