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COMING SOON: The 2016-2017 CHET Advance Scholarship
Check back in August for information on this year’s scholarship which will be offered in the Fall of 2016.

The CHET Advance Scholarship is a program offered by the Connecticut State Treasurer's Office to help students pay for college. Over the past three years, $1.5 million in scholarships have been awarded to Connecticut students. Learn more about previous year scholarships.

To ensure there are winners across the state, CHET Advance Scholarship awards are distributed equally among Connecticut's five Congressional Districts.

2015-2016 Scholarship Winners Recognized
at Awards Ceremony

The CHET Advance Scholarship is a program offered by the Connecticut State Treasurer's Office to help students pay for college. Over the past three years, $1.5 million in scholarships have been awarded to Connecticut students. Learn more about previous year scholarships.

To ensure there are winners across the state, CHET Advance Scholarship awards are distributed equally among Connecticut's five Congressional Districts.

CHET ADVANCE HISTORY

Connecticut Treasurer Denise L. Nappier established the CHET Advance Scholarship program to encourage students and their families to save for college expenses, as well as to help ease the financial burdens faced by prospective college students. The program launched during the 2013-2014 academic year, and to date has provided $1.5 million in scholarships to nearly 300 prospective college students. Learn more about CHET Advance prior year programs.

In 2014, the program awarded $2,500 scholarships to 100 high school juniors and initial $2,000 scholarships to sixth-grade students. The sixth graders have the opportunity to receive an additional $500 if the student's family saves $500 in a CHET account by the time the student goes to college. Learn more by downloading our fact sheet for sixth graders and for 11th graders.

In 2013, the program awarded $2,500 scholarships to 200 Connecticut high school seniors. The scholarship awards will be paid directly to the students' colleges, starting in the fall of 2014.

No state funds are used for the scholarship awards issued under the CHET Advance Scholarship program. CHET Advance is administered under the banner of the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, Connecticut's 529 college savings plan. TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (TFI) and The Hartford, plan managers for CHET Direct-Sold and CHET Advisor-Sold, respectively, contribute annually into a Scholarship account to finance the Scholarship program, under their contracts with the Treasurer's Office to manage the CHET programs.

The CHET Advance Scholarship is an annual program offered by the Connecticut State Treasurer's Office to help Connecticut students pay for college.
State of Connecticut Treasurer's Office