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

COMING SOON! The 2015 CHET Advance Scholarship application period will be open during the Fall of 2015. Winners will be selected and announced in November. Check back this summer for full details.

  • 2014 and 2013 winners: Have you made your college choice and are you planning to use your CHET Advance Scholarship funds in the fall? Log in to your CHET Advance Scholarship account before June 30, 2015 to provide your college information. Checks will be mailed to you in early August.

  • All 2014 6th grade scholarship winners: click here to complete your account set up.

CHET ADVANCE HISTORY

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 will be 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.