Find scholarship and grant opportunities outside of the University.
We want to help make an education at our University affordable for all who qualify.
We encourage students to apply to the many outside scholarships that are available through different towns, civic organizations, or companies.
How do I find these opportunities?
- Explore the resources on this page.
- Download the free Scholarship Search Guide e-book from Edvisors/the Student Loan Network.
- Check the Scholarship Center in the Student Financial Services office.
Students are required to report outside scholarships to the Student Financial Service office. Outside scholarships will first be applied to remaining account balances; second to reduce Perkins, Stafford, PLUS and/or alternative loan(s); and lastly to replace institution and/or state funds.
The list below is not inclusive; it includes suggestions on where to begin your research. USJ has no control over the websites listed, and these sites may change at any time. Please read each website’s privacy and information sharing policy before providing any personal information.
- American Savings Foundation
- Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
- Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut Scholarships
Degree Program Specific
- National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
- Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.
Students with Disabilities
Many additional private scholarship applications and opportunities are available in the Bruyette/TD Bank Financial Literacy Center within the Student Financial Services main office.
Beware of Scams!
Watch out for companies that promise to save you thousands of dollars in tuition by assisting you with your financial aid forms.
Never pay for scholarship information.
Don't be fooled by a company that asks you for money to "hold" a scholarship.