Rules Rules
Rules Rules
Applications will be accepted from 8 a.m. EST on March 18 through
5 p.m. EST on April 30

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Rules Rules

The CHET Advance Scholarship is sponsored by the Office of the State Treasurer, which oversees the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, and funded by TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing Inc. and The Hartford, plan managers for CHET. No State of Connecticut funds are used in the awards.

The CHET Advance Scholarship is an annual program offered by the Connecticut State Treasurer’s Office to help Connecticut students pay for college. This spring the program will award up to 100 high school juniors a $2,500 scholarship. Also, up to 100 6th graders will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship, with an opportunity to receive an additional $500 match if they save $500 by the time they go to college.

Students who apply will be selected equally from two categories – those who attend a high school identified by the Connecticut Department of Education as a Review or Turnaround high school as of December 2013 (a list of these schools is provided in the Official Rules) and those attending all other public, private or parochial schools, including home schooled students. High school juniors must have at 2.0 GPA to qualify. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Official Rules (for 6th graders or for 11th graders) for more information.

Winners will be selected in random drawings from all eligible students who submit a completed application before the deadline. A total of up to $500,000 will be awarded.