- Have graduated from a high school in the Greater Hartford region, with preference for those graduating from Rocky Hill High School in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
- Are graduating high school seniors entering college and pursuing an undergraduate degree on a full-time basis.
- Have achieved academic success in high school and show promise of continued academic achievement at the college level
- Need financial aid in order to attend college;
- Have been involved with volunteer, community service, work, and/or extracurricular activities;
- Have been involved in athletic activities at the high school level or have a sports background, with preference for those who have played basketball.