GE Foundation Scholars Program

‌The GE Foundation Scholars Program at Sacred Heart University began in academic year 1994-1995 with the generous support of the General Electric Foundation. The program provides scholarship, retention, and enrichment support for GE Foundation Scholars-- academically talented minority students with a demonstrated interest in science, mathematics, information technology, or one of the quantitative business disciplines (accounting, economics, or finance). For 18 students each year, the program provides more affordable access to higher education and the support system needed to ensure degree completion and preparedness for challenging graduate study and productive careers. The scholarship is a $3,500 annual award. In addition to the financial support, GE Foundation Scholars receive academic, social and career counseling; engage in a variety of cultural enrichment activities to enhance their growth and university experience; and participate in community service and volunteer projects.

To be eligible to participate in this exceptional program, a student must:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • Have minority student status (African-American/African descent, Hispanic, Native American, Asian)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or resident alien
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a demonstrated and documented interest in science, mathematics, information technology, or one of the quantitative business disciplines ( accounting, economics, or finance)
For additional information please contact:
 
Virginia Stephens
Director GE Foundation Scholars Program
Academic Building, HC221V
stephensv@sacredheart.edu
Tel: 203-396-8302