Scholarships

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CHESLA is excited to continue to award scholarships to eligible students in pursuit of higher education in the State of Connecticut.

The 2020 CHESLA Scholarship for students pursuing an undergraduate degree is officially closed! After receiving 1,000 applications, the scholarship committee awarded 167 students totaling $487,500. The 2021 Scholarship will open in March. Thank you to all applicants! Please email scholarships@chesla.org if you have any questions. 

The 2020 CHESLA Scholarship application for students pursuing a healthcare or manufacturing certificate  is now open!. Funds available on a first come, first serve basis. Apply Now!

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To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a resident of the State of Connecticut
  • Be enrolled at least half-time for the 2020-2021 academic year,
  • Be enrolled and attending an eligible Connecticut state or non-profit, degree granting institution of higher education in the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $6,000 or less per the student’s most recent FAFSA submission in 2020-2021
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
        *required for undergraduate degree scholarships only
  • Not be in default on any CHESLA loans

Eligible Connecticut Institutions

  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Asnuntuck Community College
  • Capital Community College
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Connecticut College
  • CT ARC (CT Office of Higher Education)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Fairfield University
  • Gateway Community College
  • Goodwin University
  • Hartford Seminary
  • Holy Apostles College
  • Housatonic Community College
  • Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
  • Manchester Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mitchell College
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Northwestern Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Rensselaer at Hartford
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • The Graduate Institute
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Trinity College
  • Tunxis Community College
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hartford
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Saint Joseph CT
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Yale University