American Savings Foundation offering new ways for students to submit applications for scholarship

Published on Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:17
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN – Regardless of closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak, American Savings Foundation is still urging students to submit applications for the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program by the March 31 deadline and offering creative alternate ways to do so.

The scholarship is for current high school, college students and nontraditional adult students who will enroll in college for the 2020-21 academic year.

“We understand students may have questions about submitting their transcript and a letter of recommendation due to school closures,” said Maria Falvo, president & CEO of the American Savings Foundation. “The foundation will accept an unofficial transcript, a copy of your grade report or even a screenshot from your online portal, so long as it shows your cumulative GPA/class rank. Letters of recommendation do not need to come from a teacher, but should be from a non-family member who can speak to your academic and personal achievements and goals.”

Students who submit the completed online application by the March 31 deadline will have until April 15 to submit the remaining attachments.

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. It is required applicants live in one of the 64 Connecticut towns served by ASF. As a current senior in high school you must be ranked in the top one-third of your graduating class or have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Current college students must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher.

The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program has provided over $12.6 million to 2,472 students throughout its history.

Students can apply online at . The Foundation’s website also has a link to the other area scholarship opportunities and answers to frequently asked questions about the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program.

For more information, call 860-612-4291.

Ciara Hooks can be reached at 860-801-5082 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:17. Updated: Thursday, 19 March 2020 12:19.