Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS!

UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, MS. BERARDINELLI WILL SUPPLY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS UPON REQUEST.

Students should be aware that
if a scholarship application
requires a transcript, please
ask Ms. Berardinelli for a copy.


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HARWINTON IVES-CLEAVELAND POST #137 AMERICAN LEGION

 

3 Scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded to Harwinton students who will graduate from Lewis S. Mills High School in June of 2021.

 

Applicants must attend a trade school (electrical, plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, nursing, EMT, automotive, computers, culinary, cosmetology, etc.) and will be considered on the basis of:

  • Resident of Harwinton
  • Good citizenship
  • Accepted to an accredited trade school

 

Interested students may request an application from Naviance.

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 3/30/2021

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K. C. BALDWIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

A scholarship will be awarded by the K. C. Baldwin Scholarship Fund Committee, based upon the following:

 

  • Applicants should be pursuing a career in Special Education or related fields (such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy).Handicapped students are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants will be required to complete an essay.

 

Interested students may obtain an application from Naviance .

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 4/2/21

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ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION

MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

 

Any high school senior who is an American Citizen and intends to pursue college-level education is invited to apply to this scholarship.  A “most valuable” student is one who is an outstanding student near or at the top of the graduating class, active in school and community, and recognized as a leader by peers. Recipients are chosen on the basis of:

 

  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Financial Need

 

Interested students may visit enf.elks.org/mvs for more information.

 

Applications must be completed online at enf.elks.org/mvs

 

ONLINE APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED

AND SUBMITTED TO ELKS CLUB ON OR BEFORE 11/15/20
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BIG Y SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Over 300 scholarships are being offered to Class of 2021 graduating high school students. Undergraduates, graduates, community college and non-traditional students.
Student's residence must be locating in CT or MASS.
Big Y scholarships recognize academic merit and achievement and are awarded to the
most academically outstanding students. All Big Y employees and customers are eligible. Interested students should REQUEST AN APPLICATION ONLINE at www.bigy.com. Only applications completed online will be accepted. DEADLINE February 1, 2021

 

Interested students should visit www.bigy.com/community.scholarships.

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO BY 2/1/21

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BURLINGTON MEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

 

Three (3) scholarship of $1000 each will be offered by the Burlington Men’s Club to graduating students (Burlington or Harwinton) who demonstrate active interest and participation in athletics and/or community service.

 

Interested students may request an application from Ms. Berardinelli.

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 3/5/21

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R.E.A.D # 10 SCHOLARSHIP

 

Several scholarships are offered to graduating LSMHS seniors to help with the costs of furthering their education. These scholarships are funded by the employees and families of Regional School District #10.

Consideration:

  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement
  • Citizenship

Interested students may request an application from Naviance.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 3/1/21
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The Spartan Scholarship

 

Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated personal or academic growth throughout their years at Mills. Students are required to write a short essay detailing their growth.

$500 

Deadline March 17, 2021

Please submit your essay to Ms. Berardinelli
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THE HARWINTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

The Harwinton Historical Society will offer a $1000 scholarship.

 

  • Student must reside in Harwinton and/or active in the Harwinton Historical Society.
  • Scholarship must be used to pursue a post-secondary education by a graduating high school senior or a student currently pursuing education beyond the high school level.
  • Applicant must show an interest in history/social science through coursework and/or experiences.

 

If interested, please obtain an application on Naviance

Application must be postmarked no later than APRIL 15, 2021
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BURLINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Burlington Volunteer Fire Department will award 2 scholarships to graduating seniors from LSMHS.  To qualify, an applicant must:

 

  • Be a Burlington resident
  • Have excellent traits of mind and character
  • Have been/will be accepted to an accredited degree-granting college/university

Applications available on Naviance

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 3/12/21
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LITCHFIELD COUNTY TAX COLLECTORS ASSOC. SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Litchfield County Tax Collectors Association is offering a scholarship in the amount of $500.

 

The applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Litchfield County (Harwinton student)
  • Be a current high school senior
  • Be planning on continuing his/her education (university, college, trade school, other)
  • Be in good standing at school (no suspension or probation for academic or disciplinary reasons)
  • Not be delinquent in property taxes to city or town in which he/she resides.
  • One-page essay is required.

Interested students may download an application/information from Naviance.

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE BY 3/31/21

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT

Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Scholarship applications are now available. Multiple college scholarships are available, including many Torrington UNICO scholarships: The Albert C and Rose Turri Scholarship for students planning to study electrical engineering; the United Nations Association Scholarship for students interested in international issues and foreign language; and the Friends of John Ponte Memorial Scholarship, The Apolonia Stanulis, Frances H Ducci, and Jack and Ruth Calder, Helen & Mario Garbin scholarships, which are not college-major specific.

Additional information and applications are available on the Community Foundation website: northwestcf.org/scholarships

DUE by APRIL 1, 2021
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ST. MARY’S WOMEN’S GUILD SCHOLARSHIP

 

St. Mary’s Parish, Unionville, will present up to three $1000 scholarships to students who:

  • Are members of the Parish
  • Are high school seniors wishing to pursue education after high school
  • Demonstrate financial need

 

Awards will be based upon:

  • Financial need
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Service to church/school/community
  • Essay

Interested students may request an application from Naviance.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE BY 4/10/2021
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ISIDORE WISE SCHOLARSHIP

(Connecticut Children’s Medical Center)

 

The Isidore Wise Scholarship Program was established through a generous bequest from Mr. Isidore Wise, a member of the Newington Children’s Hospital Board of Directors for 45 years.

This year, there will be 6 scholarships in the amount of $10000 each.  Mr. Wise instructed that the funds be used for scholarships for worthy students who are/have been patients of Newington Children’s Hospital, CT Children’s Medical Center, and/or the CCMS School.

Applicants must:

  • Graduate in June 2021
  • Enter an accredited post-secondary undergraduate institution in Fall 2021

Interested students may go to:

           https://connecticutchildrensfoundation.org

                    COMPLETED ONLINE APPLICATIONS DUE BY 3/12/21

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JUSTIN WISNIEWSKI FIREFIGHTERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

These will be education scholarships to benefit the families of firefighters. The Fund will support at least two $500 Firefighters Scholarships.

Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for the Scholarship you must be either: a Firefighter, or the spouse, child, sibling or grandchild of a firefighter. Scholarship A will be awarded to an eligible applicant from the Southington Fire Department. Scholarship B will be awarded to an eligible applicant from any Fire Department in the State of Connecticut. The basis of the scholarship is defined by volunteerism. Because of the nature of Justin's life, everything was volunteering, whether it was for the Fire Department, the Lions Club, the Boy Scouts, Church or helping his friends and family.

Application available at www.ride4justin.com

DEADLINE March 15, 2021

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GLENN MOON SCHOLARSHIP of the

ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED TEACHERS OF CONNECTICUT

The Association of Retired Teachers of CT is offering 4 scholarships (1 at $2000 and renewable for 3 subsequent years, and 1 one-time scholarship of $1500 each) to students graduating from a Connecticut high school (public or private) in 2021.

Applicants must:

  • Be Connecticut residents
  • Intend to pursue a career in Education (in public or private schools)

Applicants are considered on the basis of:

  • Academic Record
  • Financial Need
  • Character and Personality
  • Interests and Educational Activities

An essay is required.

Interested students may request an application from www.artct.org.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE BY 3/31/21
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NANCY H. WHIPPLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Nancy H. Whipple Memorial Scholarship has been established in honor Nancy H. Whipple as a permanent remembrance of her.  Nancy devoted 23 years of support to the children of Lake Garda Elementary School, focusing her energy on the success of all students.  Nancy’s cooperative attitude, positive personality, and enthusiasm continue to be an inspiration to all who knew her.  In her role, Nancy became a beloved friend to the entire Lake Garda community.

 

The applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Burlington
  • Have attended Lake Garda Elementary School
  • Be graduating from LSMHS in June 2021
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in the field of either Education or Health Services
  • Demonstrate financial need

 

Interested students may request an application from Naviance.

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 4/1/2021
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BRONC CALLAHAN COMMUNITY FUND, INC.

 

This scholarship is in memory of Pete Salwocki, a long-time Harwinton resident and a founding father of the Bronc Callahan Community Fund, Inc.  Mr. Salwocki, along with Bronc Callahan, exemplified the spirit of community service and volunteerism.

Criteria:

  • The student must be a resident of Harwinton.
  • The student will attend an accredited institution of higher education.It is understood that if for any reason the student should not attend, the funds will be returned to the Community Fund so that they can be issued to another applicant.
  • The student has been active in community, school, and/or religious functions and has demonstrated the characteristics of good citizenship and volunteerism.
  • The student has a demonstrated financial need and can provide FAFSA forms or comparable financial verification. You must provide this information or you will be disqualified.
  • The student has demonstrated academic achievement.
  • The student can provide a letter or letters of recommendation from a non-family member.
  • Previous applicants and/or current college students are encouraged to apply.

 

Interested students may request an application from Naviance.

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 3/12/21
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KEVIN POLLOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Kevin Pollock Memorial Scholarship is being offered to graduating Lewis Mills seniors who are going on to further their education.

Recipient selection will be determined by an essay and by academic success in high school.

Interested students may obtain an application from Naviance.

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 3/31/21
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LEWIS S. MILLS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 

The Lewis S. Mills Scholarship Fund, Inc., managed by Region #10 citizens, will award several scholarships.  All LSM seniors who will continue their education at 2- or 4-year colleges, vocational schools, or military academies are invited to apply. he deadline for submission of applications is 3/15/21Applications submitted after 3/15/21 and/or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

 

In addition to completing the application, students are requested to participate in a 10-minute interview to be scheduled the week of April 26.

 

Interested students may request an application from Naviance.

 

ALL SECTIONS OF THE APPLICATION MUST BE

COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 3/15/21
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Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers-CT3

2021 Scholarship

The Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers CT3 is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a Connecticut high school senior in the spring of 2021.  The scholarship will be awarded to a senior who will be going on to a 4 year college and who has a parent (or legal guardian) actively serving in the military or a parent (or legal guardian) who is an honorably discharged Veteran.  Military service includes the Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves.  Applications will be judged on the following criteria and in order of importance:  Military Parent, Essay, Community Service, Need and GPA.  Award winners will be asked to provide proof of parent’s military service.

The completed applications must be postmarked by April 2, 2021.  Award to be decided and notification given to the student and school by May 20, 2021.

For more information please contact scholarships@bluestarmothersct.org

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KARL J. SCHWARTZ ROTARY AWARD

The Bristol Rotary Scholarship Fund, Inc., has a scholarship program available to high school seniors residing in Bristol, BURLINGTON, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Terryville.  The scholarship program was funded by the late Karl J. Schwartz, a former Rotarian and Bristol native.

The scholarship program may award up to 10 scholarships, $8000 each, to high school seniors who are planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited 4-year college or university for the entire 2021-2022 academic year.

An essay describing your personal experiences as the relate to the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self” is required

The scholarships are renewable subject to the renewal conditions outlined in the program.

In addition to academic and other requirements, Financial Need is a key consideration in awarding the scholarships.

Interested students may request an application at the Bristol Rotary Club website http:/bristolrotaryclub.org.

 

 DEADLINE is MARCH 16, 2021
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TORRINGTON SAVINGS BANK SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Torrington Savings Bank is offering 2 scholarships of $10,000 each ($2500 per year for up to 4 years of post-secondary education). To apply, students or their parents/guardians must be customer of Torrington Savings Bank.

Applicants must:

  • Complete the scholarship application
  • Provide a letter of reference from a teacher or academic advisor
  • Provide a letter of reference from a parent or guardian
  • Provide an official copy of academic transcript
  • Provide a copy of the college acceptance letter
  • Complete an essay

Interested students may go to torringtonsavings.com to download an application or contact Andrea Strawinski at astrawinski@torringtonsavings.com for an electronic version.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE 5/3/21

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CONNECTICUT PARKS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

The CT Parks Association will offer several scholarships in honor of past president Dennis Malone.  These scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors and will value up to $1000 each.

Criteria:

  • Will attend a 2- or 4-year college
  • Will pursue a career in Park Management, Forestry, Horticulture, Agronomy, or closely related fields

Selection will be based upon:

  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement
  • Involvement in activities related to the intended course of study

Interested students may apply online at www.ctparks.org under “General Info/Dept.Info”

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE 4/18/21
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AMERICAN SAVINGS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

(The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship)

American Savings Foundation offers scholarships to seniors residing in one of the 64 area towns, one of which is Burlington.  Scholarships range from $1000 - $4000 for the academic year and renewable for up to 4 years.

Scholarships are awarded primarily on:

  • Financial need
  • Academic performance
  • Community involvement
  • Strong desire to achieve goals through higher education

Eligibility:

  • Minimum non-weighted GPA of 2.5 OR be ranked in top 1/3 of graduating class (rank 65 or better)
  • Burlington resident
  • Entering a 2- or 4-year undergraduate program or technical/vocational program at an accredited institution in U.S.
  • Must complete FAFSA before applying online for this scholarship

Apply online at www.asfdn.org

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION & SUPPORTING MATERIALS: 3/31/21
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CATHOLIC GRADUATES CLUB OF GREATER HARTFORD

The Catholic Graduates Club of Greater Hartford is offering three scholarships ($2000 each) for use during the 2021-22 academic year.

To be eligible for these awards, an applicant must:

  • Be a Catholic student residing in Hartford County (Burlington student)
  • Be planning to attend a 4-year college (does NOT need to be a Catholic school)
  • Be presently attending an accredited secondary high school

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of:

  • Financial need
  • Scholarship
  • Character
  • Achievement
  • Leadership qualities

Interested students may request an application on Naviance.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE BY 3/15/21
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KAREN E. DUCOTEY MEMORIAL AWARD

A scholarship award is being offered in memory and in honor of Karen E. DuCotey, a former Lewis Mills High School student and Lake Garda Elementary School teacher.

Applicant must:

  • Have attended Lake Garda Elementary School and Har-Bur Middle School and be a current senior at Lewis S. Mills High School
  • Be involved in sports
  • Be seeking a career in the field of Education
  • Be accepted to an accredited school of higher education

Financial need and class rank are NOT factoring in the choosing of the recipient.

Interested student may request an application from Ms. Berardinelli.

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 3/29/21
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LEWIS S. MILLS ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP 2020

 

Four scholarships ($500 each) will be awarded to deserving LSM graduating senior athletic team members.  See Naviance for an application.

Of consideration:

  • Academics
  • Completed essay
  • Resume
  • Coach’s statement

Interested students may print an application from Naviance

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 4/1/21
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The CJSA Central District is now accepting applications for consideration from college-bound soccer
players who will be graduating in 2021. Criteria for Consideration:
 Must have played soccer with a CJSA affiliated club in the Central District,
 Must have C+ average or better and graduate high school in 2021 with plans to attend a school of higher education,
 Must submit a 250-word essay on the subject : What have I done to give back to the game of soccer within my club or community?
Completed applications must be received by APRIL 1, 2021. Please send completed applications to CentralDistrict@CJSA.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 
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Bruce E. Douglas Scholarship  for Overcoming Adversity
The Scholarship for Overcoming Adversity is awarded to high school seniors who are enrolled in a two-year or four-year college for 2021-2022. The scholarship supports students who, with great potential, have overcome adversity or obstacles to achieve success. 

Criteria:
 Must be a high school senior in public or alternative high school in CREC member district (BURLINGTON and HARWINTON)

Be enrolled in a 2/4-year college 2021-2022

Submit application form and 500-word limit essay 
Go to www.crec.org for application 

APPLICATION DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2021
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Torrington Chapter UNICO Scholarships

HARWINTON STUDENTS
When applying for any of the 5 scholarships you MUST READ THE CRITERIA for each and also if you are applying for more than one scholarship, YOU MUST FILL OUT  AS MANY APPLICATIONS THAT GO ALONG WITH EACH SCHOLARSHIP !!!! Otherwise you will forfeit your opportunity.
GO TO http://www.CFNWCT.ORG for an application
DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2021 
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American Council of Engineering Companies-CT Scholarship Program

ACEC-CT is pleased to offer 2 @ $1,000 scholarships to 2 Connecticut high school students planning to attend college.
*Essay - tell about interest in engineering and why you deserve a scholarship
* Student has in interest in Engineering and is attending a CT high school
*Academics: 2.8 GPA of higher
Applications can be located at  https://ctengineers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-ACEC-CT-Scholarship-Application.pdf
Deadline  April 15, 2021
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TORRINGTON WINSTED AREA ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

A scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who will pursue an undergraduate degree after high school graduation.

Applicants must:

  • Be accepted to an accredited institution of higher education and plan to attend
  • Be residents of Harwinton, Torrington, Goshen, Winsted, New Hartford, Barkhamsted, Colebrook, or Norfolk
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate academic achievement
  • Demonstrate the characteristics of good citizenship
  • Attend/attended Lewis S. Mills H.S., Torrington H.S., Gilbert School, Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Wamogo H.S., or Northwestern Regional #7 H.S.

 

Copies of the FAFSA, transcript and the college Financial Aid Package are required.  Interested students may request an application directly from Naviance.

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO BY 4/30/21
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BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

The Bristol Garden Club is offering a $1000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior.  The applicant must:

  • Reside in Burlington (or Bristol, Plainville, Terryville/Plymouth, Wolcott)
  • Be planning to further education in horticulture, conservation, forestry, environmental studies, landscape architecture, floral arranging, agriculture, or related fields

Interested students may request an application from Naviance       

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE BY 3/31/21
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LIONS CLUB OF HARWINTON SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Lions Club of Harwinton is offering 2 scholarships for $2000 to graduating seniors who:

 

  • Reside in Harwinton
  • Have been accepted to a 2-year or 4-year college/university, or to a technical school
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have achieved at least a “B” average academically

 

Interested students may request an application from Naviance.

 

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE TO MS. BERARDINELLI BY 4/29/21