Evelyn & Bernard J. Zucker Scholarship Fund

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Connecticut Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, the CCF awarded over 300 scholarships through its various scholarship funds.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  3. Must be a high school senior OR an adult student entering his/her freshman year as a first-time college student.
  4. Must have a grade point average of B- or higher.
  5. Must be a resident of the Connecticut Community Foundation's 21-town service area: Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cheshire, Goshen, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Milford, Oxford, Prospect, Roxbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury.
  6. Must major in the humanities.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors and adult students entering their freshman year who reside in the Connecticut Community Foundation's 21-town service area. Students must have a grade point average of B- or higher and must major in the humanities.

Application requirements for the Evelyn & Bernard J. Zucker Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
Additional Information: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis with consideration given to academic record, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need, recommendation letter, and an essay. The Scholarship Committees of the Connecticut Community Foundation select the recipients for final approval by the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Community Foundation. Announcement of final awards will be made in June. Students who are relatives of Connecticut Community Foundation Board of Trustees, Scholarship Committees, or staff members are ineligible to apply for scholarship support.

Award Amount: Awards are primarily in the $2,000 range. Awards are non-renewable, but previous recipients may reapply.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,216.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Applications are available on the Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) website. All students must submit the application via the CCF online system. Students may select all scholarships for which they are eligible; however, as it is impossible for a student to be eligible for all scholarships offered by CCF, any application received with all scholarships checked will be deemed ineligible. Each student must submit the following supporting documents: a legible copy of his/her current high school transcript (SAT scores not required but preferred); contact information for a teacher, employer, clergy, guidance counselor, or other community member who will submit a letter of recommendation on his/her behalf; a copy of his/her Student Aid Report (SAR) showing his/her EFC (Expected Family Contribution), available by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); and an essay of 1,000 words or less on one of the topics listed on the application. It is strongly recommended that students upload electronic/scanned versions of requested documents to the online application. If upload is not possible, the student should mail the document to the address provided and send an email to the address provided advising that the document is arriving via mail. The student must wait for mailed documents to be uploaded to his/her application by the CCF; therefore, mailing well in advance of the deadline is recommended. The complete online application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on the deadline date.
About Connecticut Community Foundation:
Contact Information: Tallitha Richardson, Senior Program & Scholarship Associate
Address: 43 Field St. Waterbury, Connecticut 06702

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