Scholarship Applications

NCCF Scholarships

Graduating seniors and current college students apply for scholarships through the NCCF Scholarship Application. You may qualify for scholarships based on your residence in a specific town, attendance at a specific high school, your career focus, and/or many other parameters.

Many—but not all—scholarships consider academic excellence and financial need.

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Deadline: April 1, 2024.

Please note: All but three NCCF scholarships require residency in NCCF's 20-town service area.

Additional Scholarship Applications

The Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association's educational assistance program provides scholarships for Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Response certifications, as well as other employment related healthcare certifications up to $1,000 each. This program is designed to support adult learners beginning or elevating their careers in health care.

Eligibility is restricted to anyone who resides in (or who is a dependent of someone who resides in) the towns of: Canaan/Falls Village, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Norfolk, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, and Warren.

Application Deadline:
This is a rolling open invitation, there is no close date

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Graduating seniors of Regional District #1 High School or college students who are residents of Region 1 who possess a profound concern for the environment as demonstrated by participation in ecological, forestry, FFA, or biological activities. Preference will be given to Cornwall residents.

Apply online through the Cornwall Conservation Trust

The deadline for the 2024-2025 Cornwall Conservation Trust scholarship application is May 1, 2024.

This scholarship is available for graduating seniors from Lewis S. Mills High School and Torrington High School who exemplify, through their participation in athletics, the qualities and interests of the late John Ponte, including leadership skills and exemplary character.

Torrington High School applicants must demonstrate participation in baseball and/or football. This scholarship is not need‐based and does not require a FAFSA or SAR.

Friends of John Ponte Memorial Scholarship Application (Lewis S. Mills High School)

Friends of John Ponte Memorial Scholarship Application (Torrington High School)

The deadline for the 2024-2025 Friends of John Ponte application is April 1, 2024.

There are multiple scholarships available for high school seniors and students currently attending college who reside in Litchfield County. Scholarship descriptions are listed on the UNICO scholarship application.

Torrington UNICO Scholarship Application

The Torrington UNICO Scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2024.

This scholarship furthers recipient's legal careers or aids in their present legal position.

For more information, contact Litchfield County Legal Professionals Association.

Important Note About The FAFSA Submission Summary for the 2024-2025 Scholarship Application

Due to the delay in processing the FSS for the 2024-2025 school year, we have extended the deadline for the FSS portion of the application ONLY to Monday, April 15, 2024. Please make sure that the online application, transcript request form for high school students and the official transcript for college students are submitted by Monday, April 1, 2024.

If you have not yet received your FSS for 2024-2025, do NOT submit any financial aid information for a previous year (i.e. 2023-2024). You can submit the application without an FSS and follow up by sending your 2024-2025 FSS to once you receive it. If email is not possible, mail it to: Northwest CT Community Foundation, Attn: Scholarships, P.O. Box 1144, Torrington, CT 06790.

Additional Resources

The office of Federal Student Aid provides $150 billion in federal grants, loans and work-study programs. The website provides tools for preparing for college, and outlines the types of student aid available.

Students complete a FAFSA through the office of Federal Student Aid, which is the first step to applying for student loans and scholarships with a need-based component.

The Community Foundation uses the student's Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA to evaluate applicants for scholarships with need-based components. Students should complete their FAFSA at least one month before the Community Foundation scholarship deadline.


CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. The web site provides a searchable database of 7,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial opportunities. is an online scholarship search of more than 2.7 million scholarships and grants.


Cappex features a searchable directory totaling $1.1 billion in scholarships.


Fastweb matches students with scholarship opportunities based on skills and interests.

Local Resources

High school guidance officers are a great resource for researching scholarship opportunities. Additionally, local communities and organizations often offer scholarships for local residents. Research local opportunities through your town hall.

The Princeton Review enables students to research schools by educational programs, rankings, competitiveness and tuition.

College Board matches students with colleges and universities by intended major, test scores, school size, housing options, location, sports and activities, costs and more.

The College Navigator is an interactive program that enables students to explore colleges and universities by name, location, tuition and fees, test-score requirements and athletics. The College Navigator also enables students to compare colleges and universities side-by-side, create a favorites list, and export results into a spreadsheet.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides information on careers, including descriptions of employment positions, median salaries, education requirements, and employment outlook.

My Next Move enables students to learn more about careers through keyword searches, browse career possibilities by industry, and narrow in on career interests through the "Tell us what you like to do" career quiz.