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Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation & Creativity

Scholarship Provider: Renée B. Fisher Foundation via Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Application Deadline: 04/30/2013
Description: Criteria: Open to residents of all US states who will be attending college in NY or CT and also to residents of NY or CT who will be attending college anywhere in the United States.

The scholarship is open to exceptionally Innovative and Creative High School Juniors, Seniors and College Freshmen

Apply for this scholarship if you are . . .

- a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to a problem faced by your school, community, or family
- a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in new or unusual ways
- a student who has developed an innovative way to save the environment or improve people's health

This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving.

The Scholarship aims to honor these students and to help make their higher education goals more accessible.

This scholarship was created to foster the kind of creativity that Milton Fisher valued and nurtured in everyone around him, and to encourage young people to come up with innovative solutions to problems faced by their families, schools, and communities.
Scholarship Amount: up to $20,000
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: Entering First Year Undergraduate or Freshman
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Awards Given: 5-10
Length of Award: Renewable
Other Comments: Eligibility

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. And applicant must be
A Connecticut or New York City metropolitan area resident planning to attend or attending an institution of higher education anywhere in the United States

*The scholarship can be applied to any undergraduate degree program, which is defined as any post-secondary, undergraduate degree program at an accredited college, university, vocational school, or technical school.

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.

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Emily Casaretto
70 Audubon St
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-777-2386
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