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In response to the impact COVID-19 has had on Connecticut schools and communities, we are extending the deadline for the CHET Advance Scholarship until March 31, 2020.


Winner selection will occur following the March 31, 2020 deadline. All applicants will be notified of their status on or by May 1, 2020.

State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden, as Trustee of the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET), is the sponsor of the CHET Advance Scholarship, which was created to help Connecticut families save and pay for the rising cost of a college education.

Please visit www.aboutchet.com for more information about CHET and future programs.

Start or continue your CHET Advance Scholarship application beginning January 21, 2020.

To be eligible for this award you must:

 
  • Be a high school freshman (in the 9th grade) in the 2019-20 academic year
     
  • Be at least 13 years of age
     
  • Attend a high school located in the state of Connecticut
    --OR--
    Be home-schooled in Connecticut
    --OR--
    You or your parent/guardian must maintain legal residence in Connecticut while you attend a school outside of Connecticut
     
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, or C average, at the time of application
     
  • Intend to begin a higher education program (undergraduate degree, vocational/technical program, etc.) no later than September 30, 2024

    State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden, as Trustee of the Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET), is the sponsor of the CHET Advance Scholarship.

    CHET Advance Scholarship is funded by TIAA Tuition Financing, Inc. and The Hartford, plan managers for CHET Direct-Sold and CHET Advisor-Sold programs respectively; no state funds or CHET account participant fees are used for awards. International Scholarship and Tuition Services, which has more than 25 years of scholarship administration experience, manages the application process with oversight from TIAA and the State Treasurer’s Office.

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