2023|24 University of Connecticut Day of Pride Scholarship (US Based)


Scholarship Awarding University: 

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will end on the 25th of October, 2022

Scholarship Summary: 
The Day of Pride Scholarship is a full scholarship awarded to outstanding Connecticut secondary school seniors from disadvantaged backgrounds who have proven academic ability as demonstrated through high school grades, test scores (test-optional), class rank, and letters of recommendation. Beginning fall 2022, eligible students no longer need to receive a school counselor nomination to be considered for this highly competitive award.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
Eligibility criteria include, but are not limited to:
•  Connecticut residency
•  Graduation from a Connecticut secondary school
•  A commitment to diversity and multiculturalism
•  Demonstrated leadership and contributions to one’s community
•  Documented financial need

Value of Scholarship: 
The Day of Pride Scholarship covers the full cost of attendance (which includes direct and indirect cost) for four years.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply:
i. Day of Pride Scholarship applicants must complete and submit all required documents along with the Common Application or apply Coalition, by Tuesday, October 25, 2022.
ii. After submitting the application for admission, applicants will receive an email with their NetID which will allow them to gain access to the applicant portal and the Day of Pride Supplemental Form. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive this form, and all required documents listed below, by Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Please note that the Day of Pride Scholarship selection process is highly competitive, and the number of applications received greatly exceeds the number of available scholarships. Applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified by telephone of their interview date. All interviews will be conducted virtually.

Applicants must provide their full name and date of birth on each required document, which include:
•  Day of Pride Supplemental Form: The Day of Pride Supplemental Form is available to eligible students through the applicant portal.
•  Day of Pride Short Answer Responses: The answers to the following questions must be uploaded on the Day of Pride Supplemental Form in a single Word or pdf document. This component is in addition to the essay that is submitted through the Common Application or Apply Coalition.
    1. What personal accomplishment or achievement are you the most proud of and why?  (100 words)
    2. UConn is committed to building a safe and inclusive community for all of its members through diversity, equity, and inclusion.  How would you contribute to this mission while attending UConn and after graduation? (200 words)
    3. What is your best personal trait/characteristic? (1 word)
       • Résumé: A detailed résumé should feature activities, accomplishments, talents, and work experience, and should be uploaded via the applicant portal.
       • Letters of Recommendation: Although optional for the admission process, two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, a counselor, or an administrator are required for Day of Pride Scholarship consideration. Recommendation letters may be sent through electronic services, such as Naviance, or by email to beahusky@uconn.edu. They may also be sent via fax to (860) 486-1476 or by postal mail and should include:
o  Current academic status
o  Academic and extra curricular achievements
o  Personal qualities
o  Potential for future success and contributions to your community

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the University of Connecticut Freshman Scholarship Page.