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For Sophomores and Juniors

The Herbert P. Schoen Endowed Scholarship Fund

This is a full-tuition scholarship for a student’s final two years at the University of Hartford. Students must have completed at least 30 credits at the University and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students must be majoring in one of the following fields: sociology, politics, criminal justice, psychology, foreign languages, communication, history, or English. It is expected that the student's interests will be similar to those of Mr. Schoen—community and public service.

Application forms may be obtained from the Dean’s Office, College of Arts and Sciences. Application consists of biographical data, a brief essay by the student, a list of community and extracurricular activities, and two letters of recommendation. Please contact the Dean's Office on the application deadline (spring semester).

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

An award of $5,000 for a college sophomore or junior who shows outstanding commitment to improving or preserving the environment and has potential to make a significant future contribution in his or her chosen field. Student applicants who are Native American or natives of Alaska should demonstrate a commitment to health care or tribal public policy. For information visit Finalists must be nominated by the University. Deadline for application is early February (check website).

For more information, contact:
Dr. Katharine Owens, Department of Politics and Government

UNCF Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award (Website):

Open to full-time African American students majoring in life or physical science. Students must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and be committed to work as an intern for two summers at a Merck research facility.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship recognizes students who excel in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering and who demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career in these fields (students interested in medical school are eligible if they plan a research career and not a career as a practicing physician). The University is allowed to nominate four students for these competitive scholarships. Each scholarship provides an annual stipend up to $7,500.

To be eligible, a student must:

    • Be a full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education during the academic year. Sophomore nominees can expect to receive a maximum of two years of support. Students in two-year colleges who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate program at another institution may be nominated. Junior nominees can expect to receive a maximum of one year of support.

    • Have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (or the equivalent) and be in the upper fourth of his or her class.

    • Be a United States citizen, a permanent resident, or, in the case of nominees from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands, a United States national. Nominations from permanent residents must include a letter of the nominee's intent to obtain U.S. citizenship and a photocopy of the Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as the Alien Registration Card).

For more information, contact:
Professor Andy Craft, Department of Chemistry