How to Apply

The Promising Scholar scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America. Applications open in January of each year. Visit the Scholarship America website for more information:

An applicant to the Promising Scholars award must:

  • Be an African American high school senior or graduate from a Connecticut high school planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).