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Who is eligible?

The scholarships will be awarded to recognize the leadership of students from historically marginalized communities who are eligible for full federal Pell grants for collegeClick here to check your financial eligibility.

Students who are juniors at any high school in Danbury, CT may apply. Students need not reapply for the scholarship every year; scholarship winners will continue to be eligible for four years as long as they remain enrolled—and in good academic standing—at their college or other postsecondary program. 

Five scholarships are awarded every year. The program currently serves ten students, half of whom are in their first year of college and the other half seniors in high schoolIn addition to the scholarship, the program builds community among students through in-person and virtual activities, providing mentorship as well as opportunities for the students to provide support to one another.

Students selected for the program will be offered mentorship and support during their college application process, followed by program support during their college years.