Eligibility for these programs, with the exception of the Jane Bredeson Scholarship, is based on financial need and limited to 8 semesters, less for transfer students.

Connecticut College Grants

These scholarship grants are based on demonstrated need and are funded in part from donor gifts and endowed funds. Endowed Connecticut College grants are awarded based on criteria established by the donor. A partial listing of endowed funds is included in the Connecticut College Catalog. A student may be notified in the fall by the Office of Advancement that his or her scholarship grant was partly funded by the generous donation of an individual. The student will be requested to supply biographical information that can be shared with the donor. It is our hope that all eligible students will honor this request.

Jane Bredeson Scholarship Program

New London City residents may qualify for this program. If eligible, a student may receive up to one-half of the college tuition in a combination of federal, state and college grant aid.

Lois Taylor '32 Scholarship

This program was established to honor the first African-American graduate of Connecticut College and the historic leadership of the citizens of color of New London County. The scholarship is based on demonstrated financial need. It is awarded to local underrepresented students with distinguished records of academic excellence.

Cornel West Scholarship

This program was established to honor Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of several books, including Race Matters and Democracy Matters. This scholarship is based on annual demonstrated financial need and will cover the full institutional grant portion of the student's financial aid award for all four years. The scholarship will be awarded annually to one or more underrepresented student (eligible citizens) who demonstrated in their admission application a commitment to the exploration of issues of racial injustice, diversity and dialogue and democracy.