Certificate Scholarship

Scholarships for students pursuing a healthcare or manufacturing certificate is now closed!

The 2023 CHESLA Scholarship application for students pursuing a manufacturing or healthcare certificate will re-open on July 1, 2023! 

CHESLA is excited to continue to award scholarships to eligible students in pursuit of higher education in the State of Connecticut.     

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a resident of the State of Connecticut
  • Be enrolled at least half-time
  • Be enrolled and attending an eligible Connecticut state or non-profit, degree granting institution of higher education
  • Not be in default on any CHESLA loans
  • Provide a letter of recommendation


Please email scholarships@chesla.org if you have any questions. 

Eligible Connecticut Institutions

(Institution must have a qualified manufacturing or healthcare certificate program. Non-credit programs are eligible)

  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Asnuntuck Community College
  • Capital Community College
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Charter Oak State College
  • Connecticut College
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Fairfield University
  • Gateway Community College
  • Goodwin University
  • Hartford Seminary
  • Holy Apostles College
  • Housatonic Community College
  • Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
  • Manchester Community College
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mitchell College
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Northwestern Community College
  • Norwalk Community College
  • Quinebaug Valley Community College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer at Hartford
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • The Graduate Institute
  • Three Rivers Community College
  • Trinity College
  • Tunxis Community College
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hartford
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Saint Joseph CT
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • Yale University