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April 16, 2014

Hartford Board of Education
Superintendent Search Community Forums

  Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Capital Community College
Floor Auditorium
950 Main Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06103


  April 8-15, 2014

Union Baptist Church's annual HBCU (Historical Black College and University) tour will be held
April 8-15, 2014.

There will be an informational meeting for all interested students, staff, parents and members of the community on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 or Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Union Baptist Church from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Please see attachments for more information.

Black College Tour Informational Flyer   

Lottery Application period is now open


The Regional School Choice Office would like to inform you that the 2014-2015 RSCO lottery application period is now open.  Please visit RSCO's website at  to explore school and program options and submit an online application.

Please call 860-713-6990 or visit RSCO's the website if you have any questions. 


A college scholarship is a monetary award based on criteria given by the awarding party. It can be given on the basis of academic merit, athletic ability, financial need or other criteria specific to the group giving the award.   Educational grants and scholarships are the best kind of financial aid, for one simple reason: it's free money. To make your journey to college a little easier, the African-American Affairs Commission has compiled a listing of available scholarships and information to assist you with your search.  In this booklet you will find a brief description of each scholarship.  Each scholarship contains contact information and/or links that will direct you to the actual scholarship.  Click on the scholarship link provided or cut and paste the website address into your browser.


Financial Aid for Minority Students  

This comprehensive scholarship list includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic.


Most Affordable Online Colleges & Universities

Job Corps Accepting New Applications

Job Corp is now accepting applications for those between ages 16 and 24. Job Corps is a federal career training and education program with both residential and non-residential slots. This employment support program for low-income youth is an important stepping stone to preventing homelessness for this vulnerable population. Read the full press release. Click here to learn more about the Job Corps program.

State Launches Common Core Website for Educators and Parents

For Resources and information Visit Common Core State Standards Initiative for more information

The State Department of Education (SDE) launched, a website for Connecticut educators and parents regarding the Common Core State Standards. This online resource is devoted to providing accurate information to foster greater public awareness and concrete supports to aid in the implementation of these new college- and career-ready standards. See News Release below:

News Release



College Board promotes excellence and equity in education through programs for K-12 and higher education institutions, and by providing students a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships. Also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, schools and colleges.

College Board is committed to increasing the number of students who earn a college degree and are prepared to succeed in the 21st century. College Board works with middle schools, high schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, policymakers and state education agencies to achieve this mission.  Visit College Board by clicking on the link below for more information.



What are the Benefits? Click Here . . .

Connecticut Colleges and Universities

Offering courses in African-American studies


Courses in African-American Studies

   Harvard University Announcement
No Tuition No Student Loans !

Harvard University

Harvard University announced that students from low-income families will not have to pay tuition. In making the announcement, former Harvard University President, Lawrence H. Summers stated, "When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution."

If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. Students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free... no tuition and no student loans!

To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.

African-American Affairs Commission Connecticut  General Assembly
State Capitol 210 Capitol Avenue, Room 509 Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 240-8555 Fax: (860) 240-8444