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CHET Advance Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $2,500
Awards Available: 200

CHET Advance Scholarship is a program offered by the Connecticut State Treasurer's Office to help students pay for college. This academic year, CHET Advance will award up to $500,000 in scholarships to Connecticut high school freshmen and seniors during the Fall of 2015.

Up to 200 scholarships will be awarded. For seniors, the scholarship award will be $2,500. For freshmen, $2,000 will be set aside initially, and each student has the opportunity to receive an additional $500 match for a total award of $2,500. To qualify for the match, the student's family must contribute $500 to their own CHET 529 college savings account for the winning student, by the time the student graduates from high school.

A) Up to 100 scholarships will be awarded to high school SENIORS

B) Up to 100 scholarships will be awarded to high school FRESHMEN

C) To ensure there are winners across the state, no more than 40 winners from each of Connecticut's five Congressional Districts will be drawn. Winners will be selected after October 6, 2015 and notified via email.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a freshman or senior attending high school and qualify under one of the following two categories:

Category 1:

A high school located in Connecticut, including a public, private, or parochial high school, other than a Review or Turnaround school (as listed on www.chetadvance.com). Also includes home-schooled students in Connecticut and students that attend a high school located outside of Connecticut when either the student, or at least one of the student's parents or guardian, reside in Connecticut.

Category 2:

A high school designated by the Connecticut Department of Education as a Review or Turnaround high school as of August 2015. Senior applicants must have a grade point average of 2.0 or above. No grade point average criteria for freshmen applicants. Applicants must intend to enroll as a student in an accredited college or university no later than September 30, 2017 for senior applicants, and September 30, 2020 for freshmen applicants.


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