If you wish to be considered for a Merit scholarship, you must also complete the Civic Engagement Assignment, where you will select a civic, community or political leader to interview and then complete a series of questions and required fields on the application.
To ensure complete impartiality in the selection of recipients and to maintain a high level of professionalism and security, all aspects of the scholarship application process (including selection) are administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), an independent company that specializes in managing sponsored educational assistance programs.
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.