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.
- Check out the scholarship opportunities in the Bruyette/TD Bank Financial Literacy Center found 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 federal 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.
Scholarship Search Sites
- American Savings Foundation
- Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
- The O’Meara Foundation
- Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA)
- Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut Scholarships
- Connecticut Community Foundation (Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills)
- Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
Degree Program Specific
- National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
- Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc.
- Alma Exley Scholarship Program (future teachers)
Students With Disabilities
Beware of Scams!
Scammers are taking advantage of students looking for money to assist in paying for the cost of education. Don’t be fooled! Here are some tips and resources to avoid falling prey to these financial aid and scholarship 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.
- Learn more about protecting yourself from scholarship scams from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Scholarship Scams and FinAid.org Scholarship Scams.