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Connecticut Scholarships

Coordinates: 41°36′N 72°42′W / 41.6°N 72.7°W / 41.6; -72.7

Connecticut (/kəˈnɛtɪkət/ (listen)) is the southernmost state in the New England region of the United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the Tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river".

Connecticut's first settlers were Dutchmen who established a small, short-lived settlement called Fort Hoop in Hartford at the confluence of the Park and Connecticut Rivers. Half of Connecticut was initially part of the Dutch colony New Netherland, which included much of the land between the Connecticut and Delaware Rivers, although the first major settlements were established in the 1630s by the English. Thomas Hooker led a band of followers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony and founded the Connecticut Colony; other settlers from Massachusetts founded the Saybrook Colony and the New Haven Colony. The Connecticut and New Haven colonies established documents of Fundamental Orders, considered the first constitutions in America. In 1662, the three colonies were merged under a royal charter, making Connecticut a crown colony. This was one of the Thirteen Colonies which rejected British rule in the American Revolution.

Connecticut is the third smallest state by area, the 29th most populous, and the fourth most densely populated of the 50 states. It is known as the "Constitution State", the "Nutmeg State", the "Provisions State", and the "Land of Steady Habits". It was influential in the development of the federal government of the United States.

The Connecticut River, Thames River, and ports along Long Island Sound have given Connecticut a strong maritime tradition which continues today. The state also has a long history of hosting the financial services industry, including insurance companies in Hartford and hedge funds in Fairfield County.

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Connecticut College Scholarships

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Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Renee B. Fisher Foundation

Up to $5,000 May 01, 2019 See Details

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Renee B. Fisher Foundation

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

May 01, 2019
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New England-China Scholarship Program

New England Board of Higher Education

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New England-China Scholarship Program

New England Board of Higher Education

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Lambarene Schweitzer Fellows Award

Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program

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Lambarene Schweitzer Fellows Award

Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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Matching Connecticut Colleges

Yale University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $51,400 average out-state tuition; $51,400 average in-state tuition
University of Connecticut
Four or more years; Public; $34,066 average out-state tuition; $11,998 average in-state tuition
Quinnipiac University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $44,420 average out-state tuition; $44,420 average in-state tuition
University of New Haven
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $36,770 average out-state tuition; $36,770 average in-state tuition
Southern Connecticut State University
Four or more years; Public; $16,882 average out-state tuition; $5,424 average in-state tuition
Central Connecticut State University
Four or more years; Public; $16,882 average out-state tuition; $5,424 average in-state tuition
University of Hartford
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $36,088 average out-state tuition; $36,088 average in-state tuition