MINNEAPOLIS, Mn.– Scholarship America has announced that the Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund, to assist outstanding high school seniors from Connecticut who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs, is now open for student applications. Each recipient is awarded a $1,500 scholarship, renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned. For 2016, up to five more Connecticut high school students will be selected for this prestigious award.
“The Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund continues to be a way for me to both thank and give back to Connecticut by helping outstanding seniors go to college and pursue their dreams,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman. “Higher education can provide the foundation for greater opportunity and making a difference in local communities and our nation.”
To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents; high school seniors who reside in or go to school in Connecticut; plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the upcoming academic year; have a minimum grade point average of 3.5; 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 assistance programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin, and scholarships will be awarded for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
Because only the first 500 applications received will be opened and processed, students are advised to apply for the scholarship as soon as possible. Applications close on April 1. For the application and additional information visit www.scholarsapply.org/lieberman.
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