Connecticut Scholars Nominations Open January 2020


Between January 2 and February 3, 2020, principals of CAS member high schools are invited to nominate one student for the Connecticut Scholars Award Program (formerly Governor’s Scholars). Sponsored by Horace Mann, this program is designed to honor the academic achievements of a select group of Connecticut high school junior year students.

A committee of educators from throughout Connecticut will select finalists from nominations submitted by CAS member high schools. Nominees are assigned a composite score based on PSAT scores and a timed (one-hour) student essay. Before beginning the online process, the principal must ensure that the nominee will be available in school on the designated dates to submit an online essay.

Nominee must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a legal resident of Connecticut
2. Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien
3. Be a high school junior in a CAS member school
4. Fall within the top 5% of his/her class

The nomination will be submitted online, through the CAS members-only portal, by the principal with the assistance of the nominee’s school counselor.

Please ensure that the nominee meets all eligibility requirements before beginning the nomination process. Once an online nomination has been submitted, a confirmation email and instructions for the next steps will be emailed to the principal and school counselor.

• Submit Online Nomination between January 2 and February 3, 2020
• Submit Online Essay on Friday, March 6, 2020 (snow date is Monday, March 9th)

The snow date will be made available to a nominee ONLY if his/her school is not in session on the initial date.

Should you have any questions regarding the Connecticut Scholars Program or the nomination process, please contact Noreen Liberopoulos at 203-250-1111 or nliberopoulosatcasciacdotorg.

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