The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation is offering $135,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The online application will be available on the QVCC website starting Thursday, February 1. With the rising cost of higher education, scholarships can provide a significant portion of tuition, fees, and books.
While most scholarships are available to new (incoming) students as well as returning students and require a minimum GPA of 3.0., several scholarships are designated for QVCC students graduating in May. The majority of scholarships have specific criteria that can be found in the descriptions on the college’s website.
Some scholarships have been set up by local businesses and families, while others are supported by local organizations. Three new scholarships will be awarded for the first time: John J. Sarnowski Memorial Scholarship, Louise Brown Memorial Scholarship, and Sommer Family Scholarship.
To apply for scholarships, students must submit an application – only available online – as well as a transcript, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted together to the Financial Aid Office at QVCC.
Scholarship applications are screened by an impartial committee from the QVCC Foundation based on the criteria of each scholarship. Awards are presented at the Foundation’s Scholarship Night on Wednesday, May 2. Last year 97 students were scholarship recipients.
Detailed information about scholarships as well as the application can be found at www.qvcc.edu/scholarships