The New Canaan High School Scholarship Foundation (NCSF) represents a broad-based community effort to provide financial aid to deserving NCHS graduates who are pursuing higher education at the undergraduate level. The Foundation provides funding annually to students who are enrolled in two-year and four-year colleges, and technical or vocational programs. 


    As college tuitions continue to increase, there is a significant need for scholarship funding within New Canaan. The cost of education is accelerating and the needs of all applicants cannot be fully met.  It is our goal to continue to increase our fundraising in order to ensure that the NCSF can provide aid to every deserving applicant and also to increase the amount of each scholarship.

    The Foundation is funded by an annual appeal and an annual fundraising event.  We rely on the support of individuals, local businesses, nonprofit organizations and foundations to ensure that every student in need will have the opportunity to receive financial aid from the Foundation.

    Fundraising Event –   Color Run      I love NC


    Owing to the Covid -19 environment, we were not able to host our Annual Color Run this spring, but the “I ♡ New Canaan, Caring for our Future” signs we offered instead were a big success - hopefully you saw them around town.  The response to our annual appeal, coupled with generous endowments like yours, has allowed us to fund $93,500 in scholarships this year, shared by 30 qualified applicants for an average scholarship of $3,117.Our goal is to continue fundraising efforts in order to help all graduates in need and to be able to increase the amount of each scholarship. 

    For further information, visit http://www.nchs-sf.org/

    In NAVIANCE, the software tool that NCHS utilizes for post-secondary planning, a student can research national scholarship information.

    Go to https://connection.naviance.com/newcanaan
    Log in to the system, utilizing the student user name and password that you have registered (if you have difficulty, please see your School Counselor).

    Under the Colleges tab, go to the Scholarships and Money section

    Under Scholarship List and Scholarship Match, a wide range of scholarships will be listed, with general information regarding application criteria and a link the scholarship website and application.

    Under Scholarship Applications, Naviance will keep track of the scholarships that you have applied to from the listing.

    The website http://www.fastweb.com/ will allow a student to view featured scholarships, conduct scholarship searches and matches, relevant tips and important deadlines.

    The website http://www.meritaid.com/ will show a comprehensive directory of merit and academic scholarships from colleges across the country.


    New Canaan Community Foundation: "SAPIENZA" Scholarship


    The Exchange Club of New Canaan Scholarship:Application (For more information about the Exchange Club Scholarship, please click here)