Undergraduate Scholarship



The CHESLA undergraduate scholarship is now closed.
Recipients will be notified by June 21, 2024.

Please email scholarships@chesla.org if you have any questions.

In order to apply for this scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a resident of the State of Connecticut
  • Be an undergraduate student for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025, enrolled at least half-time
  • Be enrolled and attending an eligible Connecticut state or non-profit, degree granting institution of higher education in the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant per the student’s most recent FAFSA submission in 2024-2025
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Not be in default on any CHESLA loans

Scholarships will be awarded in July and checks will be sent directly to the college or university in September 2024. Students attending on at least a half-time basis may receive up to $1,500 and full-time students may receive up to $3,000. Amounts awarded will depend on student’s financial need and cost of program.

The applicant will be required to enter the email address of one academic, professional, or extracurricular reference to supply a letter of recommendation.

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