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Scholarships

Scholarships are considered gift aid, or "free money," because they do not have to be repaid. It is important to research and apply for scholarships that you qualify for to help pay towards your education. Receiving scholarships can help minimize the out of pocket expenses and lower the need to borrow student loans.
  • Eastern supports four types of scholarships: Honors Scholarships, Merit Scholarships, Presidential Scholarships and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships, as described below:

    Honors Scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students who are admitted to the University Honors Program and are conditioned on the student’s living on campus, continuing participation in the program and maintaining the following cumulative GPA’s in the four undergraduate years (freshman, 3.3, sophomore, 3.4, junior, 3.45 and senior, 3.5). The scholarship covers the student’s annual tuition (not fees) and, for in-state students, $2,000 of annual room charges.  The scholarship is limited to eight semesters.

    Merit Scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year and transfer students of high academic ability. First-year scholarships are limited to eight semesters and transfer scholarships may provide up to six semesters of aid.  First-year scholarships require the student to live on campus, maintain academic progress and range from $9,000 to $2,500 depending on academic achievement in high school and state of residence.  Transfer scholarships require the student to maintain academic progress and range from $9,000 to $2,000 depending on academic achievement in college, state of residence and whether the student lives on- or off-campus.

    Presidential Scholarships are awarded to incoming international students of high academic ability. These scholarships require the student to maintain academic progress and are valued at $9,000 or $6,000 annually, depending on whether a student lives on- or off-campus. These scholarships provide eight semesters of aid to incoming first-year international students and up to six semesters of aid for incoming transfer international students

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are awarded to incoming transfer students who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Society and who demonstrate sufficient financial need based on filing the FAFSA. This scholarship is valued at $1,000 annually, may provide up to six semesters of aid and requires the maintenance of good academic standing (2.0 GPA) for renewal.

    A complete listing of Eastern scholarships

  • The State of Connecticut also makes available The Governor’s Scholarship Program Scholarship for students who ranked in the top 20% of their high school junior class or have a combined SAT score (Critical Reading, Math and Writing) of 1800 or higher or an ACT Composite Score of 27 or higher.

    The scholarship provides a merit-based award to Connecticut students with the above outlined credentials who will begin college in the fall 2013 and beyond. A FAFSA application and scholarship specific application are required by February 15th for the following academic year. The student must also maintain full-time status.
  • External Scholarships are funded by a variety of agencies and organizations external to the University. Students can search for such scholarship opportunities by using free on-line resources such as the FastWEB Scholarship Service at www.fastweb.com and should never pay a fee to search for scholarships. You can also check out our External Scholarships. When students are notified about the award of such a scholarship by an external funding agency, a copy of the award notification should be forwarded immediately to the Office of Financial Aid.
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Disclaimer: Various outside entities and sources provided the scholarship information posted on our website. Eastern Connecticut State University is not affiliated with any of these private organizations. We have no direct involvement in the selections but will periodically update this list for students to identify potential opportunities.
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