Merit Scholarships

Most Honors students are recipients of the merit scholarships offered through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. These renewable awards are given to high school seniors with a record of high academic achievement and leadership.  While not guaranteed, Honors students are likely recipients due to their academic and co-curricular profiles.

If you are interested in learning more about scholarships, below we have listed a brief summary of the awards given by Undergraduate Admissions. Some awards are specifically for CT applicants, while others are for either in-state or out-of-state applicants. All questions about these awards should be directed to Undergraduate Admissions. Priority consideration for many of these awards is given to incoming first year students who complete the University of Connecticut application by December 1 or earlier (see Admissions page for dates).

Merit Scholarships – Undergraduate Admissions

Nutmeg Scholarship
The Nutmeg Scholarship honors the exceptional accomplishments of Connecticut high school seniors.

Day of Pride Scholarship
Day of Pride Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Connecticut high school seniors from disadvantaged backgrounds who have proven academic ability as demonstrated through high school grades, test scores, class rank, and letters of recommendation.

Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship
The Stamps Foundation Scholarship honors the exceptional accomplishments of Connecticut high school seniors. To be eligible for this award you must qualify for the Nutmeg or Day of Pride Scholarship. To learn more about the selection process, visit the Undergraduate Admissions page. More information about the benefits of being a Stamps Scholar can be found on the Stamps Scholars web page.

STEM Scholarships
STEM Scholarships are awarded to incoming high-achieving, first-year students who have chosen to major in an approved STEM field and demonstrated extraordinary involvement in a STEM field. To learn more about the selection process, visit the Undergraduate Admissions page. More information about the benefits of being a STEM Scholar can be found on the STEM Scholars web page.

Presidential Scholars Award for Valedictorians and Salutatorians
Students who rank number one or two in their high school graduating class will be considered for the Presidential Scholars Award. Presidential Scholars have access to a one-time Enrichment Award to be used in educationally and/or professionally enriching activities as outlined on the Presidential Scholars site.

Academic Excellence Scholarships
Academic Excellence Scholarships are open to incoming first-year students with strong high school records. High achieving students who meet a minimum combined critical reading and math SAT and/or ACT Composite scores determined by the Undergraduate Admissions Office will be considered for this award.

Leadership Scholarships
Leadership Scholars are incoming first-year students with strong high school records and who demonstrate commitment to multicultural diversity. These high achieving students who meet a minimum combined critical reading and math SAT and/or ACT Composite scores determined by the Undergraduate Admissions Office will be considered for this award.