It’s that time again- scholarship season!

The Gateway Community College Foundation’s scholarship portal opens today, February 1! The deadline for all application submissions is April 1, 2024 at 11:59PM.

The Gateway Foundation and its donors are excited to support your academic journey. You are encouraged to explore the numerous scholarship opportunities that are available.

Here are few essential details you need to know:

Application Period:

Applications are available from February 1, 2024 to April 1, 2024 

Announcement of Awards: 

The results for scholarship awards selection will be finalized by May 3rd.   Successful students will be notified via their student email by May 7th.  Please check your email regularly during this time.

Review Eligibility Criteria:

Before applying for a scholarship, carefully review the eligibility criteria for each scholarship. Make sure you meet all the requirements to maximize your chances of success. Many of these scholarships are very competitive, so review your submissions so your application shows you in the best light.

Submission process:

Once you have identified scholarships you are eligible for and have filled out the fields, please don’t forget to complete the application process by clicking the “submit” button.

Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to create a scholarship account.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Victoria Dancy or 203 285-2558. Best of luck in your scholarship endeavors!

Your gifts provide students with a Gateway to opportunity.


in scholarships have been awarded to Gateway Community College students for the 2021-22 academic year.


scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,000 were awarded to deserving Gateway Community College students for the 2021-22 academic year.


Continuing Students

Scholarships for current Gateway Community College students.


Prospective Students

Scholarships for prospective Gateway Community College students.



List of students who have received scholarships.

Awarding scholarships is the most rewarding work that they do and since 1999, the Gateway Community College Foundation has awarded $1,691,284 in scholarships to more than 23,282 deserving students.

The Gateway Community College Foundation scholarship program is made possible because of the generosity and vision of individuals, corporations, and foundations throughout Greater New Haven. Scholarship awards help students begin, resume or continue their education, and recognize outstanding academic performance. The recipients and the generous donors who support the scholarship program are celebrated at a Donor/Scholar program.

For many well-deserving recipients—especially those facing financial hardship or balancing challenging work and family commitments while pursuing their education—these scholarships often mean the difference between staying in college or leaving with the dream of education unfulfilled.

Scholarship opportunities encompass an array of disciplines including business, early childhood education, engineering technology, health care, human services, liberal arts, mathematics, media services, and science.

Scholarships also reflect donor-specified requirements, such as financial need, academic merit, community service, nontraditional pathways, and specific geographic residency.

The GCC Foundation is a vital thread in the fabric of our college community, providing an equitable lifeline to a diverse student population who are challenged by their financial limitations. In the word of one student, “For most of us that this extra gift is not only the financial support we need, but also the encouragement to push us to that extra mile toward achieving our goals.”


“Greater New Haven is blessed to have many philanthropists who are generous with their time and support for causes in which they believe,” Melton says. “They remember how they got to where they are, and they understand the opportunity education offers our students and our community.”

Ruby H. Melton, Chair, Scholarship Committee; Director, Gateway Community College Foundation; Community Leader