Are you a New Canaan resident attending a non-profit educational organization like college or graduate school? Do you have a demonstrated need for financial assistance to continue your education?

We might be able to help! Follow these steps to apply for a Sapienza scholarship.

New applicants should:

Complete the online scholarship application which requires:

  • Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online and submit a Student Aid Report (SAR) which shows the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to the cost of the education.
  • Submitting your most recent Federal tax return Form 1040.
  • Providing the Financial Aid Award letter from the school you will attend.
  • Writing a Statement of Financial Need, outlining the family’s overall financial situation and the need for assistance.
  • Requesting an official transcript, which should be sent directly from your most recent school.
  • Writing a Personal Statement describing your educational and career objectives and future goals.
  • Requesting a recommendation.

Returning applicants who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to re-apply for scholarship assistance. The process is simplified:

Complete the online application:

  • Providing updated financial information.
  • Requesting a current transcript from your school.

All award decisions are made in June and payments for each semester are sent directly to the non-profit school. Typical scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.

Applicants with a demonstrated history of community service can ask to be considered for the Dorrico Rotary Scholarship as well.

Call us with any questions at 203-966-0231.

Applications are due in early May.  Call the office for more information.