How To Apply

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 may apply after having been admitted into a teacher-preparation program in Connecticut. Applicants may be in their junior or senior year or pursuing a master’s degree.

There are two ways to get an application: Contact the director of your teacher-preparation program in September to get an application. Or click on the image or link below to download the application. Then you can fill in the application online, print it and mail it. Or you can print the application, fill it in by hand, and mail it.

Application for Alma Exley Scholarship

Applications must be mailed to the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, 74A Vine Street, New Britain, CT 006052, postmarked by October 31.

Letters of reference also 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.