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Manchester Scholarship Book 2013-2014 – This is a great resource for Manchester High Seniors. This book requires adobe acrobat reader to view.

The Hartford Foundation College Scholarships The Hartford Foundation’s College Scholarship Program awards up to 50 scholarships each year. The awards are $3,000, and are renewable for up to four years. That means you may receive up to $12,000 over four years to help you pay for college tuition, fees, room and board, and books.The Hartford Foundation College Scholarship Program is open to graduating high school seniors in the Greater Hartford area.

The Manchester Scholarship Foundation Scholarships are available to any Manchester resident of at least six months duration and is planning to enter an accredited four-year college, university, or other accredited post-secondary school as a full-time student.

Seniors are reminded to check the scholarship wall in the guidance office for applications. Scholarships are also listed on the Career Center Website.

Post University Presidential Scholarship Program for motivated high school seniors who wish to fully engage their abilities in the pursuit of career education and life success.

NROTC Scholarship Program – The Naval Reserve Training Corps Scholarship Program is available to students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and becoming an officer in the Navy or Navy Nurse Corps. Scholarships are awarded annually, for more info, click here.

New England Institute of Technology is offering scholarship opportunities to high school juniors or seniors. To find our more, click here

Jewish Community Foundation offers several scholarships to greater Hartford area Jewish graduating seniors. All scholarships are listed in the directory published by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving as well as on the website

Rock Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Program: The Scholarships will be awarded to Connecticut high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Scholarship recipients will be selected based upon a positive academic record, demonstrated leadership in athletics, and a commitment to school and community activities. Click here for more information.

The Navy has Reserve Officer Training Scholarshipsthat are potentially worth $180,000 over four years.  They are looking for students in the top 10% of the class or those with high SAT scores.  And, are especially interested in diversity – students of color or female students.  If you are interested, apply online at

JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Students are asked to write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.
  • The winner of the competitive annual contest is awarded a $10,000 prize and is invited to accept the award at the Profile in Courage Award ceremony hosted each May by Caroline Kennedy at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Click here for more information

Children’s Defense Fund “Beat the Odds” scholarship-This is usually active in the spring and is for juniors who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. It’s $10,000, plus a laptop, and winners have continuous support through college:

LeTendre Education Fund Scholarships-For students who are homeless or who have been homeless during their K-12 school attendance, and who have demonstrated average or higher than average achievement. Two $1500 scholarships.

Burger King Scholars Program: The BURGER KING ® Scholars Program has awarded more than $15.4 million to high school seniors and employees across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since the program’s inception in 2000. To learn more, click here

The Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to graduating Connecticut high school students entering college-level programs in architecture, construction-related engineering, construction management, surveying, planning or other courses of study leading to associate, baccalaureate, or masters degrees in the construction field. Deadline is March 30, 2012. For more information:

The Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Danceis pleased to offer your students the Mary Benevento/CTAHPERD scholarship information and application. This $1000.00 scholarship is awarded to any male or female student graduating from high school who plans to engage in the professional studies of health education, physical education, recreation or dance at a four year institution in Connecticut. Two scholarships are awarded yearly. Please read the application for further information and details for submission.

The following is a list of links to scholarships available to MHS students:

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

Gates Millennium Scholarships

Xerox Scholarships for Students

National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

BOEING Scholarships

Burger King Scholarship Program

Siemens Westinghouse Competition

INROADS Internships

The Roothbert Scholarship Fund

Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant Program

African American Scholarship Resources


Other Resources:

Informational Sites and Search Engines

Sports Scholarships and Internships

FinAid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid

WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search

CollegeBoard Scholarship Search

CollegeNet ‘s Scholarship Database

Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid

Scholarship & Financial Aid Help

Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students

Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies

Multiple List of Minority Scholarships

Need A Lift? is a book provided by the American Legion which contains scholarship, grant and loan information. This book contains extensive information on scholarships for veteran’s dependents. Need A Lift? is available on the web at:


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Counseling – Scholarships