Emeriti Scholarship Announcement

February 02, 2023
Submitted By: Mary Dowst

The Emeriti Association of the University of Hartford is offering three $3,500 scholarships for the academic year 2023-2024. Two of these are named in honor of past University Presidents Humphrey Tonkin and Walter Harrison. Applications for the awards are due by 4 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2023. The awards, given annually to University of Hartford full-time undergraduate students, are based on the following criteria:

            a)  Scholarly achievement. A GPA of at least 3.50 is the minimum for consideration by the selection committee.

            b) Service. Applicants must provide evidence of activities that contribute to the betterment of the University of Hartford and/or the community at large.

            c)  Applicants must be undergraduates in any of the colleges of the University of Hartford and must be entering their junior or senior year as full-time students in the fall 2023 semester. Students who entered the University with advanced placement credits must have completed two semesters at the University to be eligible to apply. Students who entered the University as transfer students must have completed one semester at the University to be eligible to apply.

            d)  A previous award recipient may seek renewal of the award provided all the criteria for eligibility, as stated above, are satisfied; however, an effort will be made to rotate the award among the various colleges of the University.

To apply for a scholarship award, students must submit an electronic application package to the email address,, for the Executive Secretary of the Emeriti Association (Mary Dowst), outlining their qualifications for consideration. 

There is no application form; to apply, students must submit a PDF file containing the following:

            1) A letter of application (no more than two pages) that includes your school, major, level, and current Grade Point Average; your goals and objectives; and information pertaining to your scholarship and service activities. Indicate the names of your two references.

            2) A resume (must be no more than one page in length). Please be sure to include a current address, telephone number, current email address, and University ID number.

Two letters of recommendation are required from individuals who are familiar with your scholarship and service accomplishments. At least one reference must be from a full-time faculty member at the University of Hartford from whom the applicant has taken and completed at least one course or one semester of research. Recommenders must submit letters in PDF format to

The Emeriti Scholarship Committee, which represents a diversity of faculty disciplines, shall evaluate all applications and recommend three students for the awards. The awards for the academic year 2023-2024 will be announced in late April 2023.

Email PDF files of all materials to by 4 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2023.

Questions? Contact Mary Dowst, Department of Biology, Room BC257: 860.768.4531 or