New Applicants

Robert T. Kenney 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.

The new application is due on March 31, 2019.

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Eligibility Requirements

In 2018, 66% of our recipients were first generation college students - meaning neither parent has received a bachelor's degree. Most of our scholars receive support for all four years of college. Over 80% of our first-year freshmen Scholars earned their bachelor’s degree within 5 years – this is higher than the state average.

You should apply for a Robert T. Kenney Scholarship if:

  • You are a current high school senior, current college student, or a nontraditional adult student.
  • Next year, you plan to attend an accredited, Title IV eligible community college, 4-year college or university, or a technical/ vocational program in the U.S.
  • You are a United States citizen or a non-U.S. citizen who is able to apply for federal student aid; or you have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, as evidenced by a valid Employment Authorization Card.
  • High school seniors -- you are either ranked in the top 1/3 of your graduating class or you have at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Current college students – you have at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • You live in any one of the 64 Connecticut towns served by the American Savings Foundation.
  • You have not already completed a Bachelor's degree.

Children, Grandchildren, and other related family members of American Savings Foundation staff, board members, and scholarship committee members, are not eligible to apply for or receive a scholarship from the American Savings Foundation. Please contact the Foundation office if you have any questions.

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How to Apply

Dates & Deadlines

Application Opens:  December 1
Due date: March 31

In order to apply for the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship, you must complete BOTH PARTS of the application.

  1. Online application - The online application must be completed and submitted by midnight, March 31. ​​​​
  2. Required attachments - All required attachments must either be submitted electronically with the online application or be postmarked by March 31. Required attachments include: Student Aid Report from FAFSA, one letter of recommendation, and transcripts.  

Download eGrant instructions

Begin your Robert T. Kenney Scholarship application through the link below. You will be redirected to Egrant, our online application service provider. New users will need to create an account.

BEGIN APPLICATION Attachments Submission Form

Special Awards

The Kenney Community Service Award

High School seniors who are residents of New Britain or Waterbury and are applying for a scholarship from the American Savings Foundation may be nominated for the Kenney Community Service Award. Recipients are selected based on an exceptional record of community service which has made a significant impact in their communities.
The recipient of the Kenney Community Service Award will have their award increased to up to $5,000 for their freshman year, depending on need. Like all our scholars, recipients will be eligible to re-apply for the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship for their remaining years of college.
To Apply - Students must complete the application for the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program AND submit a completed Nomination Form with an additional letter of recommendation.

Download Nomination Form


Norman E.W. Erickson Scholarship

Current high school seniors from New Britain who have been active participants in a qualified nominating agency (see below) may apply for the Norman E.W. Erickson Scholarship. This award is for up to $1,000 per academic year. Recipients will be eligible to reapply for each year of college.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduating high school senior from New Britain.
  • Does not meet the academic requirement for the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship (2.5 GPA or top 1/3 of the class).
  • Must meet all other Robert T. Kenney application requirements.
  • Must be nominated by a Qualified Nominating Agency which has helped prepare the student to be successful in college or career training. The nominating agency must be a member of the Coalition for New Britain’s Youth or a New Britain High School Academy.  

To Apply - Students must complete the online application for the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program. The required letter of recommendation must come from the nominating agency and be submitted with the Erickson Nomination Form.

Download Nomination Form

Have questions?

American Savings Foundation strives to be accessible to anyone seeking information about grants, scholarships, or with general questions. Check out our frequently asked questions, or contact us today to get the assistance you need.