About the Scholarship

Roberta B. Willis Scholarship” is awarded by the organization called as Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education. This Scholarship is for all state residents. The Office of Higher Education desires to obtain the promise of postsecondary education for all state residents.

In addition to this, the scholarship gives assistance to the eligible financially needy candidates to grow in their career.

It is not a merit program; priority will be given to those who are least able to contribute to college costs.


How to apply for the scholarship?

  • All the applicants must access the online application in order to apply for this scholarship and the applications are available on the official website of Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education.
  • Students, who are applying for this scholarship, have to submit his/her contact details along with the application.
  • He/ She has to submit a FAFSA application.
  • A student has to submit the Official scorecards of ACT/SAT in order to demonstrate the completion of the graduation semester as well as academic performance.
  • All the official documents should be submitted before the deadline.


The awarded amount for the scholarship:

The amount awarded for this scholarship:

  1. $3,500 per year for three years of college.
  2. Up to $5,000 per year for four years of college

All the above-mentioned scholarships are non-renewable. The number of awards given to the eligible candidates varies and it completely depends on the number of eligible applied candidates and the availability of fund amount.


Deadline for the scholarship:

The deadline for this scholarship is on the 15th of February, 2020.

Eligibility Criteria


  1. He/ She must attend a college or university in Connecticut or in any states which have reciprocal arrangements with Connecticut i.e. the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Vermont.
  2. He/ She should be a high school senior or should not be younger than that.
  3. He/ She must be a legal resident of Connecticut.
  4. He/ She must complete the FAFSA each year by April 30.
  5. He/ She must have an impeccable class rank in the top 20% at the end of the junior year OR should have a combined SAT score (Both verbal and math) of 1800 or higher OR ACT score of 27 or higher.



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