Our Scholarships

The Community Foundation manages nearly 50 scholarship funds which annually award more than $200,000 in tuition assistance.

Opening the Doors to Higher Education

Scholarship deadlines have been changed. Students may request applications through April 15, and all completed applications with attachments must be received by CFGNB staff via email by April 31. Contact Candice Tabone, ctabone@cfgnb.org with any questions.


The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain understands that we all benefit from an educated workforce, and our Board of Directors, Scholarship Committee and staff are committed to the continued growth of scholarship funds that help local students pursue their educational goals.

The majority of the nearly 50 scholarships we manage are awarded to graduating seniors of local public high schools in the Foundation’s coverage area, which includes Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. A small number are awarded to graduating seniors from Farmington, Newington and Wethersfield.

Most of these scholarships are administered through the guidance departments of public high schools in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington, as well as Farmington and Newington. If you attend a public high school in one of these communities, please check directly with your individual guidance department about scholarship opportunities.

If you would like to see a complete list of scholarships offered by the Community Foundation, CLICK HERE.

Private or Parochial School Students

Residents of the towns named above who are attending private or parochial schools, or CREC magnet schools or academies, should review the following list. Click on the name of the scholarship for criteria, application instructions and additional information.

Criteria: Graduating high school senior in good academic standing pursuing a degree at an accredited two or four-year college or university. Preference will be given to candidates planning to enter careers related to the Austrian/German culture or language and/or are members of the Austrian-Hungarian Club. Download application.

Criteria: Graduating high school seniors and students already attending an accredited university or college full time, who have participated in Southington Youth Summer Theater and/or Plainville Choral Society Youth Summer Theater and are pursuing college studies. Application deadline is July 15. Download application.

Criteria: Employees of Jerome Home pursuing professional education beyond high school; this may include continuing education, certificate or degree programs. Download application.

Criteria: Graduating high school seniors, or those who previously graduated from a public high school in Newington, Wethersfield or New Britain, Connecticut, who wish to pursue a medical vocation, broadly defined. Download application.

Criteria: Graduating seniors who are residents of New Britain and Berlin, pursuing a bachelor’s degree at accredited four-year college or university. Download application.

Criteria: Registered members of the United States Synchronized Swimming (USSS) East Zone who will be participating in synchronized swimming at the collegiate level. Application period is usually early January to mid-February.

Scholarships for Students Post-High School

Residents of the towns named above who are currently pursuing degrees or certifications should review the following list. Click on the name of the scholarship for criteria, application instructions and additional information.

Criteria: Graduating high school seniors and students already attending an accredited university or college as a full-time student, who have participated in Southington Youth Summer Theater and/or Plainville Choral Society Youth Summer Theater and are pursuing a college education. Application deadline is July 15. Download application.

Criteria: Employees of Jerome Home pursuing professional education beyond high school; this may include continuing education, certificate or degree programs. Download application.

Criteria: Students of color who have passed the Praxis examination and have been admitted to a certified teacher preparation program at an accredited four-year college or university in Connecticut. Applications are accepted in the fall. Download application.

Criteria: Graduating high school seniors, or those who previously graduated from a public high school in Newington, Wethersfield or New Britain, Connecticut, who wish to pursue a medical vocation, broadly defined. Download application.

Criteria: Candidates must be graduating seniors in the current class of the Carl M. Small Regional Agriculture Center of Southington High School; or previous graduates of the Small Agriculture Center of SHS. Candidates will pursue a bachelor’s or associate’s degree (full-time studies) in agriculture (excluding animal studies) at an accredited college or university. Financial need. Minimum cumulative grade point average of B- or 80. Hardworking, determined, ambitious, thoughtful of others and able to work well with others. Download Application

Criteria: Eligible candidates will be exemplary graduate students matriculated in an accredited graduate program in a Connecticut college or university, or a Connecticut resident matriculated in an accredited graduate nursing program out of state; or doctoral candidates (PhD, DNP or EdD).

Applicants must be matriculated in programs of study accredited by either the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which includes the National League for Nursing (NLN) and American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Master’s level candidates enrolled in non-NLNA or non-CCNE programs are not eligible for this scholarship award.PhD  and EdD candidates in programs related to nursing practice or education may apply.

Only those Master’s level candidates matriculated in NLNAC- or CCNE-accredited graduate programs who have completed at least 12 credits of graduate coursework in that program are eligible for this scholarship. PhD, DNP and EdD candidates who have completed at least 12 credits in their doctoral programs may also apply.

Check back in the Fall for application and deadlines or call Candice Tabone 860.229.6019, ex. 300 for more information.

For more information, contact Candice Tabone, Office Manager & Scholarship Associate, ctabone@cfgnb.org or 860.229.6018, ext. 300.