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Scholarships

We award over $95 million in scholarships and grants each year.

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At the University of Hartford, we're dedicated to making your education affordable.

That's why we offer scholarships that can reach up to full tuition for academic merit, artistic talent and performance, and program-specific interests. Additionally, students who are eligible for our highest tier of academic scholarships will be invited to our anual full-tuition scholarship competition. 

Scholarships are a type of financial aid that you don't have to pay back! Learn more about how you can apply for one of these scholarship opportunities.

Academic Scholarships

Annual Scholarship Competition

Each year, UHart invites students who are eligible for our highest tier of academic scholarships to our annual scholarship competition.

Learn more about these prestigious scholarships.

In awarding your academic scholarship, the Office of Admission considers the overall picture of your academic performance, so that a single factor like your SAT score may not automatically result in a smaller scholarship. As a general example, a typical student with an SAT of 1090 or higher, in the top 20% or better of their class, and with a GPA of at least 3.45 could see an award between $23,000 and full-tuition.

Application Process

You do not need to apply for these scholarships, you will be automatically considered during your admission application review.  

Academic scholarships are renewable (up to an aggregate total of four years), provided the student maintains continuous full-time status and a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (3.25 for National Honors Scholarship recipients). Failure to meet renewal criteria will result in the loss of the scholarship.

Scholarship Guidelines

  • Scholarships are renewable each academic year (up to an aggregate total of four years), provided you maintain full-time enrollment status, a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and satisfactory academic progress.
  • Students who do not meet the renewal criteria will forfeit the scholarship for the remainder of their enrollment at the University. The scholarship will not be reinstated should the student regain the required cumulative GPA at a later date.
  • Financial need is not a factor in determining eligibility for these scholarships.
  • An academic scholarship may not be combined with any other non-need based scholarship from the University, but may be combined with other funds to meet your demonstrated financial need.
  • Academic scholarships are awarded to citizens or permanent residents of the United States. For information about scholarships for international students, please refer to the International Student Prospectus.

Talent Scholarships

There are three types of Talent Scholarships awarded at the University of Hartford:

  • Artistic Merit
  • Hartt Performing Arts
  • Athletic

These scholarships are not based on need and are awarded at the time of admission by the appropriate college or athletic coach and are renewable each academic year. Length of renewability varies for each award. You should check with the school or coach for details. Renewability is based on maintaining full-time status, appropriate grade point average as notified in offer letter, and satisfactory academic progress. Failure to meet these criteria will result in cancellation of the award.

Talent Scholarships cannot be combined with other non-need based awards. Awards range up to full-tuition.

Artistic Merit Scholarships

The Hartford Art School (HAS) offers talent awards ranging up to full tuition to entering full-time students based on the quality of their portfolio review and academic achievement. Students are notified of these awards at the time of admission.

Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • These awards are renewable each academic year (up to an aggregate total of four years) upon the recommendation of the Dean of the Hartford Art School.
  • These scholarships may not be combined with any other non need-based scholarships or grants.

Athletic Scholarships

The Athletic Department offers scholarships of up to the full cost of attendance to outstanding student-athletes who participate in any of the following National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics programs:

Men's Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track & field
Women's Sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track & field
  • Volleyball

Athletic Scholarship Guidelines

Students must maintain the minimum satisfactory academic progress requirements for the school or college in which they are enrolled in order to have their athletics scholarships renewed on an annual basis. These scholarships may not be combined with any other University administered scholarships or grants.

For more information about athletic scholarships, contact the Athletic Department.

Hartt Performing Arts Scholarships

The Hartt School offers scholarships up to full tuition to entering full-time students based on the outcome of the audition process and academic achievement. Students will be notified about these awards at the time of admission.

Performing Arts Scholarship Guidelines:

  • Awards are made for one academic year and are renewable (up to an aggregate total of four years) based on an annual evaluation. Students accepted into a double major or five year program upon admission to the university may have the award renewed for up to an aggregate total of five years.
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of either 2.75 in all of their University of Hartford course work or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their major field(s) of study at The Hartt School and quantitative academic progress.
  • These scholarships may not be combined with any other non need-based scholarships or grants.

Connecticut Pledge

Beginning with the Fall term of 2020, eligible Connecticut first-year students may qualify for the $3,000 Connecticut Pledge Scholarship, renewable for four years. The scholarship will be added to any merit and need-based scholarships offered by the University.  

Eligibility Details:
  • Admitted to the University of Hartford as a full-time, first time undergraduate (freshman) beginning with the Fall 2020 term.
  • Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the FAFSA Priority Deadline of Feb. 15.
  • Family income is below $50,000 and is defined as adjusted gross income of the student and parent, as reported on the FAFSA. This is subject to verification.
  • Renewable for four years if student is making satisfactory academic progress, as defined by their school/college.
  • Total financial aid awards may not exceed the student’s cost of attendance.
  • Eligibility will be automatically determined at the point of financial aid awarding. No additional forms are needed.

Please note that this scholarship can be combined with Hartford/Bloomfield Scholars and scholarships from The Hartt School. However, it can't be added to any athletic scholarships or national honors. 

 

Hartford Scholars

These non need-based scholarships are awarded to students maintaining residency in Hartford, CT, attending full-time, attending a Hartford Public School (includes Magnet schools) or eligible schools that are part of the CREC program. Renewability is based upon maintaining full-time status, residency in Hartford, CT, and satisfactory academic progress as determined by your school.

Application Process

Hartford Scholars scholarships cannot be combined with other non-need based awards. Awards are half tuition and the student support services fee. For scholarship consideration applicants must:

  • Complete an admission application by March 15
  • Be admitted to the University by April 15
  • Submit an enrollment deposit by May 1

Bloomfield Scholars

These non need-based scholarships are awarded to students maintaining residency in Bloomfield, CT, attending full-time, and attending a Bloomfield Public School or eligible schools that are part of the CREC program. Renewability is based upon maintaining full-time status, residency in Bloomfield CT, and satisfactory academic progress as determined by your school.

Application Process

Bloomfield Scholars scholarships cannot be combined with other non-need based awards. Awards are half tuition and the student support services fee. For scholarship consideration applicants must:

  • Complete an admission application by March 15
  • Be admitted to the University by April 15
  • Submit an enrollment deposit by May 1

Transfer Scholarships

Prospective full-time transfer students who demonstrate scholastic achievement will be considered for academic scholarships of up to $20,000 at the time of admission to the University. Eligibility is also contingent upon the timeliness of your application for admission and the availability of funds.

President to President Scholarship

These non need-based awards are made available to undergraduates (citizens or permanent residents) who have earned an Associate's Degree from a Connecticut junior or community-technical college or from one of the following two-year colleges in Massachusetts:

  • Berkshire Community College
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Greenfield Community College
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • Dean College

The presidents of these colleges may submit nominations for up to three students. Nominated students must: have earned a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA based on a minimum of 45 credit hours, have been awarded their Associates degree and plan to enroll as full-time students. Each participating college may have established additional criteria.

The amount of the scholarship is $9,000 per semester (fall and spring semesters only), up to an aggregate of 4 semesters. The scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, full-time status and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. This scholarship may not be combined with any other non-need based award.

Students accepted into the Hartt School are not eligible to be considered for this scholarship. Students accepted into the Hartt School are awarded strictly based on performance. Non U.S. Citizens, part-time students, and students with a previous Bachelor’s degree are also ineligible for this scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

These non need-based awards are made available to undergraduates (U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents) who have earned an Associate’s degree.

The Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Advisor must submit a letter of nomination for any qualified student. Nominated students must: have earned a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA upon completion of their Associate’s degree and plan to enroll as full-time students immediately following their graduation from a two-year college.

The amount of the scholarship is $22,000 per year (fall and spring semesters only), up to an aggregate of two years. The student must enroll immediately following two-year college. The scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, full-time status and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. This scholarship may not be combined with any other non-need based award.

Deadline: May 1

  • We must receive a nomination letter from the Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Advisor by this date.

Additional Requirements

  • Students are required to provide proof of graduation in the form of an official final transcript from his or her previous college. This should be mailed to us after the degree is earned and is required before the scholarship can be awarded.

Scholarship Guidelines

  • Scholarships are renewable each academic year (up to an aggregate total of four years), provided you maintain full-time enrollment status, a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and satisfactory academic progress.
  • Students who do not meet the renewal criteria will forfeit the scholarship for the remainder of their enrollment at the University. The scholarship will not be reinstated should the student regain the required cumulative GPA at a later date.
  • Financial need is not a factor in determining eligibility for these scholarships.
  • An academic scholarship may not be combined with any other non-need based scholarship from the University, but may be combined with other funds to meet your demonstrated financial need.
  • Academic scholarships are awarded to citizens or permanent residents of the United States. For information about scholarships for international students, please refer to the International Student Prospectus.
  • Students enrolled in The Hartt School are ineligible for academic scholarships (See Talent Scholarships for more information regarding scholarships for Hartt School students).

Program-Specific Scholarships

The University of Hartford offers multiple program-specific scholarship for full-time undergraduate students interested in certain academic programs. 

Learn more about each scholarship requirement.

FIRST Robotics

The mission of FIRST is to expose and attract new students to the fields of engineering and science – a necessity of critical national importance. This mission is significantly aligned with that of The University of Hartford.

Scholarship Description

In partnership with FIRST, the University of Hartford will annually award five the University of Hartford’s FIRST Robotics Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 along with qualified University merit scholarships. This will be awarded to high school seniors who were members of a FIRST Robotics Challenge or First Technical Challenge team for at least 2 years during high school.

Along with FIRST participation, to be considered for this scholarship opportunity students must:

  • Be admitted into any program offered by the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture at the University of Hartford
  • Meet the academic requirements for the University’s Regents or President’s Scholarship as outlined by the University Bulletin
  • Reside in the continental United States.

The scholarship is renewable annually for a maximum of four years according to the academic scholarship policies described in the University’s Undergraduate Bulletin.

Application

To apply for this scholarship, interested students must complete an application for admission to the University, as well as submit a Scholarship Application and Coach Recommendation Application. The $35.00 admission application fee will be waived for any student applying for this scholarship. Please send all documentation to the contact person below.

Application Deadlines

  • Application for this scholarship is March 1, 2019. FIRST application must be received before or simultaneously with application to the University.
  • Students wishing to apply should complete the application by March 1.

CTWAC Model United Nations Delegates

Through partnership with the World Affairs Council, the University of Hartford will offer a scholarship to two participants in the World Affairs Council of Connecticut (CTWAC) Model United Nations program. The scholarship announcement for selected recipients will be revealed by April 1st.

Scholarship Description

In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Connecticut Model United Nations, the University of Hartford will annually award two CTWAC Model UN Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 (renewable for 4 years for a total of $8,000 per student) along with qualified University merit scholarships.

To be considered for this scholarship opportunity students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be admitted to a University of Hartford by applicable deadline
  • Have a minimum of 1 year CTWAC Model UN experience confirmed by advisors
  • Submit application including an essay to University of Hartford’s Financial Aid office by applicable deadline
  • Submit participation confirmation and recommendation from advisor

Terms for Renewal Scholarships

This scholarship is renewable to a maximum of 4 years, 8 semesters. To qualify for annual renewal, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by their school/college.

Application

To apply for this scholarship, interested students must complete an application for admission to the University, as well as submit a Scholarship Application and Participation Confirmation/ Letter of Recommendation from advisor. Please submit Scholarship Application and Participation Confirmation together.

Application Deadlines

  • March 1 - Admission to the University Deadline
  • March 15 - Supplemental Application Deadline

DECA Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The University of Hartford will annually award five DECA Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 along with qualified University merit scholarships. This will be awarded to high school seniors who were members of DECA for at least 2 years during high school.

Along with DECA participation, to be considered for this scholarship opportunity students must be admitted into any program offered by the Barney School of Business

Application

To apply for this scholarship, interested students must complete an application for admission to the University, as well as submit a Scholarship Application and Advisor Recommendation Application. The $35.00 admission application fee will be waived for any student applying for this scholarship.

Application Deadline

  • Application for this scholarship is April 1

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