Details: Civic and Community Engagement

This scholarship is intended to recognize a high school student who is academically successful, already making a positive difference in their town or neighborhood, and is inspiring others to do the same.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must:

  • Be a senior in high school.
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive evidenced by outstanding achievement in both school and their community.
  • Be enrolled in at least one UConn ECE course during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Sustain an A average in all UConn ECE courses, in which the student is currently enrolled.

Student Award

The student chosen for this scholarship will receive a certificate of accomplishment along with a $500 monetary award for use towards post-secondary education expenses.  Any funds due to the student’s University account will be collected prior to issuing a check.

Application Procedures

Applicant must submit the following documents:

  • An essay describing:
    • Community engagement or your significant leadership in a group activity that had an impact on your community. The community involvement must have taken place within the past academic year.
    • The impact of education and/or your ECE class on your community outreach experience.
  • A resume which includes the names and contact information of three references.
  • A letter of recommendation from a community leader or administrator of the civic organization you are associated with attesting to your contribution to the community.
  • A copy of your high school transcript, which displays your outstanding academic achievement as well as enrollment in a UConn ECE course.
    • Be sure that UConn ECE courses are easily identifiable for the committee reviewing your application.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed by a committee and judged on the following criteria:

  1. Impact of service on the community demonstrated by essay and letter of recommendation.
  2. Longevity of service.
  3. Originality – Is the community engagement with an existing organization, or was it of the student’s own design?
  4. The student’s ability to get others involved in the community.
  5. Academic achievement demonstrated by transcript and resume.

Application Dates

Applications will be accepted from February 12, 2018- March 30, 2018. 

Submit application package electronically to:

All applicants will be notified of status by May 25, 2018.