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General Information

Name Capitol Scholarship Program
Number of Awards
Award Value $500 - $3,000
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until February 15
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Contact Information

Contact Connecticut Department of Higher Education
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105-2326
Phone (860)947-1855

Scholarship Description

The Capitol Scholarship Program provides state grants to help talented and needy students pay for college. It is not a merit program; priority is given to those who are least able to contribute to college costs. Students may use the grants at any college or university in Connecticut, and in states which have reciprocal arrangements with Connecticut (the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont).

To qualify, you must:
1. be a legal resident of Connecticut;
2. be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien;
3. be a secondary school senior or graduate;
4. have a cumulative class rank in the top 20% at the end of the junior year for high school seniors (upon graduation for all others) OR have combined scores (verbal and math) of at least 1800 on any one sitting of the SAT; and
5. have not previously received a baccalaureate degree.