The program awards one scholarship annually to a person of color who is enrolled in a teacher-preparation program at a college or university in Connecticut. Those eligible include African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans,and Native Americans.
Students who have been admitted to a teacher-preparation program should obtain an application form in September from the dean or director of the program in which they are enrolled. They may be in their junior or senior year or pursuing a master’s degree.
Applications and letters of reference must be mailed to the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, post-marked by October 31.
A selection committee that includes respected educators from across the state reviews the applications and recommends the scholarship recipients to the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, based on criteria established by the committee.