Area Students are Encouraged to Apply for Robert T. Kenney Scholarship

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program at the American Savings Foundation is currently accepting applications from current high school seniors, current college students, and nontraditional adult students who will be enrolled in college for the 2020-2021 academic year. This year, the Foundation expects to award more than $750,000 in support to over 375 new and renewing scholars who will be studying at a wide range of 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, and accredited technical/vocational programs.

Students can apply online at Applications are due by March 31, 2020. The Foundation’s website also has links to other area scholarship opportunities and answers to frequently asked questions about the Robert T. Kenney scholarship program.

“Our goal is to help reduce some of the financial stress that can keep hard-working students from finishing their degree” said Maria Falvo, President and CEO of the American Savings Foundation. “In a recent analyses, we learned that Robert T. Kenney Scholars graduated with about 40% less debt than their Connecticut peers. Scholarships can make a big difference.”

Scholarships are awarded primarily based on financial need, with consideration given to academic performance, community involvement, and other indications of a strong desire to achieve goals through education. Applicants must live in one of the 64 Connecticut towns served by American Savings Foundation. Current high school seniors must be ranked in the top 1/3 of their graduating class or have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Current college students must be maintaining a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Throughout its history, the Foundation has provided over $12.6 million to 2,472 students through its scholarship program. The American Savings Foundation is a permanent charitable endowment that also awards grants to area nonprofit organizations.
The foundation accepts scholarship applications from residents of any of the following 64 Connecticut towns: Andover, Ashford, Avon, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Chaplin, Chester, Clinton, Colebrook, Columbia, Coventry, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Granby, East Hampton, East Hartford, Essex, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Haddam, Hebron, Killingworth, Madison, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middletown, Naugatuck, New Britain, Newington, Old Saybrook, Oxford, Plainville, Portland, Prospect, Rocky Hill, Seymour, Simsbury, Southbury, Southington, Thomaston, Tolland, Torrington, Waterbury, Watertown, West Hartford, Westbrook, Wethersfield, Willington, Winchester, Windham, Wolcott, and Woodbury.

For more information and to apply, students and parents can visit or call the Foundation at 860-827-2556.



Maria Falvo
President & CEO
American Savings Foundation      


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