Connecticut Police & Fire Union

2024 Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarship

Bonzagni and Thomas Families Scholarship

The Bonzagni and Thomas Families Scholarship Fund is designated for students who are active military personnel, veterans, first responders or public safety personnel or the children of active military personnel, veterans, first responders or public safety personnel (see below for additional criteria and preferences).

Applicants are encouraged to follow the instructions below to access applications for this and other scholarships.

Criteria:

Preference will be given to applicants who meet all or most of the following criteria.

  • Active military, military veteran, first responder, or other public safety personnel (detention, corrections, probation, parole); or who are the child of active military, military veteran, first responder, or other public safety personnel (detention, corrections, probation, parole)
  • or who are the child of active military, military veteran, first responder, or other public safety personnel (detention, corrections, probation, parole)
  • Graduating high school senior, adult learner, or graduate student
  • Reside in the 29 town* Greater Hartford region
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Have been involved with volunteer, community service, work, and/or extracurricular activities

Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in and/or a desire to pursue a degree in fields such as: Agriculture, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Farming, Horticulture, Natural Resource Management, Natural Sciences, Ornithology, Outdoor Recreation,  and Ranching

Amount of award: $1,500-$3,000
Number of awards: 1-2
Scholarship awards are for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Instructions to access the application
  • Go to hfpgscholarships.org/
  • On the home page, select the type of college you will attend
  • Click on the link to access the Hartford Foundation’s portal
  • Create a profile and log onto the portal
  • Complete the eligibility questions for scholarship applications to be uploaded to your dashboard
  • Click Apply to start an application
  • Deadline for application submission EXTENDED UNTIL: MARCH 14, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Award emails will be sent to recipients before May 3, 2024. Emails are also sent to those not receiving an award.

* 29 town Greater Hartford region: Andover, Avon, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Manchester, Marlborough, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks

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