The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program at the American Savings Foundation


The Robert T. Kenney Scholarship is the largest independent college scholarship program from a single source of funds in Connecticut. The program is named after our founding chairman, Robert T. Kenney. You can read more about Bob Kenney here.

We award scholarships to students attending a community college, 4-year college or university, or technical/vocational program. Scholarships are awarded primarily based on financial need, with consideration given to academic performance, community involvement, and other indications of a strong desire to achieve goals through education. This award is a grant, not a loan. Recipients do not need to repay grant awards. Applicants must live in one of the 64 Connecticut towns served by American Savings Foundation. 

Scholarship awards range from $1,000 - $3,500 for the academic year. Our goal is for Robert T. Kenney Scholars to earn their degrees. Most of our scholars receive support for all four years.

This year approximately 400 Robert T. Kenney Scholars will receive a combined total of more than $770,000 in scholarship support from the American Savings Foundation. Over the years the Foundation has awarded $9.2 million in scholarships to help 1,990 students achieve the dream of a college education.

We are no longer accepting new applications. To find out more about our application requirements and to register to receive updates on our 2017-2018 application, click on the New Applicants tab on the left. Please visit us again in January 2017 to apply for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Meanwhile, you can visit our Scholarships Resources page for tools to compare financial aid letters and helpful information about scholarships and financial aid.