MINNEAPOLIS – The Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund, established to assist outstanding high school seniors from Connecticut who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs, is now open for its third year of student applications. To date, ten students have each received a $1,500 scholarship award, renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned. For 2015, up to five more Connecticut high school students will be selected for this prestigious award.
“The Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund is a way for me to both thank and give back to Connecticut by helping outstanding high school seniors go to college and pursue their dreams,” said Sen. Lieberman. “Higher education can provide the foundation for greater opportunity and making a difference in local communities and our nation. I am grateful to have the chance to support these students as they advance in their academic studies.”
To be eligible, students must be United States citizens or permanent legal residents, be high school seniors who reside in and receive their high school education in Connecticut, plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited college or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year, have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), and demonstrate outstanding leadership potential and a record of community service.
The scholarship is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.
Because only the first 500 applications received will be opened and processed, Scholarship America encourages students to apply for the scholarship as soon as possible. Applications close on April 1. For applications and eligibility requirements visit scholarshipamerica.org/joe-lieberman-scholars.