Applications now being accepted for scholarships

Published on Friday, 26 January 2018 17:29
Written by Skyler Frazer

Staff writer

NEW BRITAIN – The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program at the American Savings Foundation is currently accepting scholarship applications from students who will be enrolled in college for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The ASF’s annual scholarship program has awarded 2,229 students more than $11 million in its history, and this year the foundation expects to award more $750,000 to nearly 400 new and renewing scholars.

The scholarship program is available to current high school seniors, current college students, and nontraditional adult students who will be studying at a wide range of four-year colleges and universities, two year colleges, and at accredited technical/vocational programs.

“This scholarship is renewable, and most of our scholars receive support for all four years of college,” said Maria Falvo, President and CEO of the American Savings Foundation.

“Our goal is to help reduce some of the financial stress that can keep hard-working students from achieving their dream of a college education.”

According to the ASF, scholarships are awarded primarily based on financial need, with consideration given to academic performance, community involvement and other indications of a strong desire to achieve goals through education. Current high school seniors must be ranked in the top one-third of their graduating class or have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Current college students must be maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher.

The foundation accepts scholarship applications from residents of any of the following 64 Connecticut towns: Andover, Ashford, Avon, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Chaplin, Chester, Clinton, Colebrook, Columbia, Coventry, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Granby, East Hampton, East Hartford, Essex, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Haddam, Hebron, Killingworth, Madison, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middletown, Naugatuck, New Britain, Newington, Old Saybrook, Oxford, Plainville, Portland, Prospect, Rocky Hill, Seymour, Simsbury, Southbury, Southington, Thomaston, Tolland, Torrington, Waterbury, Watertown, West Hartford, Westbrook, Wethersfield, Willington, Winchester, Windham, Wolcott, and Woodbury.

Applications are due by Saturday, March 31. Students can apply online at or find more information by calling the foundation at 860-827-2556. The website also has links to other area scholarship programs as well as resources for learning about financial aid.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Friday, 26 January 2018 17:29. Updated: Friday, 26 January 2018 17:31.