College Scholarships

Donors Fund Educational Dreams
The Foundation offers college scholarships that are made possible by generous donors who establish funds here. Donors define their scholarship funds differently, but all share a similar goal: to encourage students to follow their dreams by pursuing education at an institution of higher learning.

The Foundation awards almost $100,000 annually in college scholarships. These scholarships are given to students who have strong potential for success, but limited financial resources, to help them pay for college and graduate school including tuition, fees, room and board.

To fund educational dreams for promising students:
Please email grants@jcfhartford.org.

“Thank you in aiding me in accomplishing my dreams.”

— Elizabeth Taschuk, Scholarship Recipient

Scholarship Eligibility

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be Jewish (with the exception of the Wall and Rosenblatt Scholarships)
  • Be accepted or currently enrolled at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States
  • Be a current resident of the Greater Hartford area
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Demonstrate financial need, in most cases.

Specific funds may include unique criteria such as academic interest or community service experience. We will review your general application with these unique criteria in mind and match your needs with the right scholarship funds for you.

*At least one parent is Jewish and applicant identifies as being Jewish or applicant has gone through a formal conversion to Judaism. The Anne E. Wall Scholarship is open to all residents of Bloomfield, CT with demonstrated financial need. The June Miller Rosenblatt Scholarship is open to all residents of Greater Hartford with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing a major that will lead to a career in education.

Application

Complete only one application to apply for all of our scholarships, and submit your completed application plus all applicable attachments by mail to:
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
College Scholarship Program
333 Bloomfield Ave, Suite D
West Hartford, CT 06117

Incomplete applications may not be considered. Recipients of past scholarships are encouraged to apply for, but not guaranteed, future financial assistance.

To apply, please complete our online form for
college scholarship applications

Scholarship Application Confidentiality
All scholarship awards are confidential and a recipient’s name would become known only with his or her express permission.

Awards
Awards normally range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Deadline and Notification
Scholarship applications for the upcoming academic year must be postmarked no later than April 15th.
The Scholarship Committee meets to review the applications on an anonymous basis, and considers each application for the funds for which the applicant is eligible.
Notification of awards or denial of scholarships is typically in June.

Expectations of Recipients
Recipients of Jewish Community Foundation scholarships, except for reasons of health or other emergency, are expected to complete the year of study for which the scholarship is awarded. Failure to fulfill this commitment will require a refund of the amount expended on the student’s behalf.

We ask that recipients send acknowledgment letters to the donors who made the scholarship(s) possible.

College Scholarships