We offer up to $20,000 (up to $5000 per year for four years)
The scholarship is open to exceptionally Innovative and Creative High School Juniors, Seniors and College Freshmen who are:
from Connecticut or the New York City metro area (and plan to attend or are attending college anywhere in the U.S.)
from any part of the U.S. who plan to attend (or are attending) college in CT or NYC
Do You Think Outside The Box?
Apply for this scholarship if you are . . .
a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way
a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family
a student who has created a new group, organization, or institution that serves an important need
Eligible applicants to the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity must satisfy these two conditions:
1. Applicant must be (a) a high school junior, or (b) a high school senior, or (c) any person entering an undergraduate degree program* in the fall after the application deadline or the following spring, or (d) a student in the first year of an undergraduate degree program*.
2. Applicant must be (a) a Connecticut or New York City metropolitan area resident planning to attend or attending an institution of higher education anywhere in the United States, or (b) a resident of any part of the U.S. planning to attend or attending an institution of higher education in CT or NYC.
Note: from 2003 to 2007, the scholarship was a one-year scholarship limited to Connecticut students. Beginning in 2008, it was opened to New York City and Connecticut students, as set out above. Starting in 2009, instead of being a one-year scholarship, the Milton Fisher Scholarship became a four-year scholarship.
We anticipate granting 3-6 awards of up to $20,000 each to applicants who demonstrate exceptional innovation and creativity. Financial need will not affect the selection of recipients. However, the amount of any award, from $1000 to $5000 per year, renewable for four years, will be determined by the financial need of the recipient.