Released February 23, 2017

Friday, March 10, is the deadline for students at Quinebaug Valley Community College to apply for more than $135,000 in scholarships offered for the 2017-18 academic year by the QVCC Foundation. With the rising cost of higher education, scholarships can provide a significant portion of tuition, fees, and books.

While most scholarships are available to new (incoming) students as well as returning students and require a minimum GPA of 3.0., several scholarships are designated for QVCC students graduating in May. The majority of scholarships have specific criteria that can be found in the descriptions on the college’s website.

Some scholarships have been set up by local businesses and families, while others are supported by local organizations including Altrusa International, bankHOMETOWN, Day Kimball Healthcare, Jewett City Savings Bank, LiR at QVCC, Northeast Connecticut Arts Council, Northeast Connecticut Human Resources Association, Northeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Putnam Rotary, Rotaract, Savings Institute Bank and Trust, Spirol International, Thompson Lions Club, and United Natural Foods.

To apply for scholarships, students must submit an application – only available online – as well as a transcript, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted together to the Financial Aid Office at QVCC.

Scholarship applications are screened by an impartial committee from the QVCC Foundation based on the criteria of each scholarship. Awards are presented at the Foundation’s Scholarship Night on Wednesday, May 3. Last year 101 students were scholarship recipients.

Detailed information about scholarships as well as the application can be found at