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Current Scholarships

NASA Scholarship

The Connecticut Space Grant Consortium will be selecting 12 COT recipients to be awarded a scholarship of $500 each. The Connecticut Space Grant Consortium was formed in order to encourage broader participation in NASA research programs. The institutions involved in this consortium include the University of Hartford, University of New Haven, Trinity College, University of Connecticut, Bridgeport University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Fairfield University, UConn Health Center, Wesleyan University, and the Connecticut Community Colleges College of Technology (COT). The philosophical intent of this program is to build a research infrastructure in Connecticut, which supports the aerospace, space science, engineering and technology related initiatives of federal and state government and private industry. Click here to dowload the scholarship application due no later than March 25, 2011.

SWE Scholarship

The 2011 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) scholarship is for female high school seniors  (minimum 3.0 GPA, enrolled for Spring 2010) planning to attend a 2 or 4-year college and majoring in a science, engineering, or related field (i.e. physics, mathematics, etc). The scholarship is intended to be used to subsidize college tuition and books. The application deadline is Thursday, March 31, 2011. For more information on the scholarship and application, please visit: http://www.swe.org/RegionF/sections/hartford/SWEScholarship.shtml.

Fairfield University Scholarships

Fairfield University is pleased to announce two, $3,500 scholarships for Connecticut community college graduates who plan on transferring to the University in September. The scholarships are specifically for students interested in a B.S. degree in Automated Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering. For more information and a scholarship application, go to the Fairfield University Academic Alliance for Degree Completion Scholarship.

Asnuntuck Community College


The Manufacturing Technology Center at Asnuntuck Community College is pleased to announce the third year of a scholarship program.  Area employers are the sponsors for the program.

The scholarship is designed for recent high school graduates who possess the basic prerequisites for a successful career in manufacturing: math and reading comprehension levels at 11th grade or higher; aptitude and genuine interest in pursuing a career in manufacturing; and a high school diploma/GED.  An interview with the Director of Manufacturing Technology is also required.

Click here for an application about this program, or call or email Maryanne Wineberg at 860-253-4144.

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Connecticut Light and Power has selected Naugatuck Valley Community College's (NVCC) Electronic Engineering Technology Department to deliver a full two-year scholarship for 15 students beginning in Fall 2008. This will be repeated for an additional 15 students who will begin the program in the Fall 2009. The first group will graduate in Spring 2010 and the second group in Spring 2011.

The program is open to qualified high school seniors who are enrolled in a full time, day program in Electronic Engineering technology at NVCC. Applications are being accepted through April and a committee of NVCC and CL&P officials will decide which students are selected.

The first semester includes six courses - English Composition, College Algebra, General Physics I, Electric Circuits I, LabVIEW, and Electrical CAD and Fabrication. Guaranteed summer internships with CL&P are included for the successful applicant, and full time employment with them is possible upon completion of the Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology. Some students who complete the program may take the option of continuing at in-state college or university for a Bachelor's degree.


There is a $20 application fee, which will be reimbursed if the applicant is accepted into the program. Interested applicants should contact B.J. Plouffe, Engineering Technology Division secretary, at (203)575-8090 or via e-mail at bplouffe@nvcc.commnet.edu.

Connecticut Hospital Engineering Society

The Connecticut Hospital Engineering Society (CHES) is pleased to offer scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 per year for students interested in working as Healthcare Engineers in facilities, plant engineering, engineering management, and the trades. Contact Thomas Russo, BSIT, Waterbury Hospital, 203-573-7319 for an application.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

The SME Education Foundation is offering over $400,000 in scholarships available for graduating high school seniors and students pursuing degrees in manufacturing and related fields. To learn more about these scholarships, go to SME Foundation Scholarships.


Talbots offers scholarships for women who earned their high school diploma or GED in or before 1999 and who are now seeking a college degree.  Though there is no citizenship requirement, you must reside in the United States, be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a full- or part-time course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school, and have at least two semesters (24 or more credits) remaining to complete an undergraduate degree as of the begining of the 2009 fall academic term.  Students who have previously obtained a bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply.  Please see Talbots Scholarship.


The Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing is funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education program. Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.