Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity for New York City or Connecticut Residents

Scholarship Provided by : third party

Scholarship Amount

$5,000 USD

Application Deadline

April 30, 2017


  • Complete application form
  •  2 Letters of recommendation; at least one should be from a teacher, college counselor, advisor, or principal. It will greatly improve an applicantâs chances if at least one letter comes from an adult who can describe the innovative or creative activities or project the applicant described in her/his application essay.
  •  A transcript from each college or high school the applicant has attended in the last two years
  •  A photocopy of the student's letter of admission to college (if applicable)
  •  A photocopy of the student's parents' IRS 1040 tax form
  • 800-word Essay on the following topic: Have you solved a scientific, artistic or technical problem in a new and unusual way? Have you come up with a distinctive and original solution to a problem faced by your school, community or family? Have you developed an innovative way to save the environment or improve peopleâs health? Please be specific. Give us details. Tell us what you did, and why. The originality of your project is key (founding a branch of a national organization in your community or school, for example, would not qualify as sufficiently fresh or distinctive.) Please consider sending us supporting/corroborating information such as pictures or other materials to help us understand the projects/activities you described in your main essay. Please send 8 copies of any additional materials
  •  400-word Essay on plans and goals
  • List the activities/employment/other pursuits of the applicant Complete application packets must be mailed by the application deadline. No electronic submissions will be accepted.

  •  Must be a high school junior, a high school senior, any person entering an undergraduate degree program in the fall after the application deadline or the following spring, or a student in the first year of an undergraduate degree program.
  • Must be a Connecticut or New York City resident planning to attend or attending an institution of higher education either anywhere in the United States, or a student currently attending or planning to attend a Connecticut or New York City educational institution.
United States
Junior, Senior

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