Many organizations in the Greater Hartford area want to help you pay for college. The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving created this directory to let you know about the many college scholarships that are available primarily for Greater Hartford area students. Preparing to go to college is an exciting and challenging time in your life. We hope this online directory helps you achieve your goal of a college education.

About Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Founded in 1925, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Greater Hartford - the City of Hartford and 28 surrounding towns. Over the years, individuals and families have donated money to the Foundation, creating an endowment. From the endowment, the Foundation makes grants to a broad range of nonprofit organizations in the region.

There are more than 140 funds at the Foundation devoted specifically to scholarships. In 2018, over 650 students received more than $1.6 million in scholarships from the Hartford Foundation and are attending colleges in Connecticut and across the country.

About the Scholarship Program

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarship Program has awarded nearly $28 million since 1945. Last year, we awarded $1.6 million to 650 Greater Hartford students. Watch this video for more information about the Scholarship Program.

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