How to Claim Your Scholarship

Pathways to Success – Community Scholarship Program

$190,000 awarded in 2023, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Information for Students

You may apply for your scholarship funds between July 1, 2023 and January 31, 2024. Request your award after you have enrolled in classes at a two or four-year college or university, or in another accredited trade or vocational program.

Summary (See details below):

  • Provide proof of enrollment in school via AwardSpring.
  • Email the Foundation to notify us your documents are in the system.
  • Allow 30 days from receipt of complete, valid documentation to process payment.


  • Announcements and information will be sent to you via our email system. Our mailing list includes the address you used when you applied for your scholarship.
  • Notify us at if your email address has changed.
  • Make sure you have also changed your email in AwardSpring to a personal email address, as your high school address will no longer work after graduation. This will be a problem if you ever forget your password. 1) Log in with the original email on file. 2) Change the email address by clicking on the drop-down arrow in the upper right-hand corner and select Account. Change the email address and hit the save button.

Detailed instructions:

Use AwardSpring to submit the documents required to claim your scholarship funds. This is the same system you used to complete your application.

  • When you login, you will see your scholarship(s) listed on your dashboard.
  • Select a scholarship and follow the instructions to upload the documents that prove your current enrollment in school.
  • Send an email to to notify us that you have submitted your documents.

REQUIRED forms of proof of enrollment are:

  • A copy of your registration for classes. The class schedule MUST show your name, the school name, and the dates of enrollment.
  • AND a copy of your college student identification photo ID card.
  • Additional documents from your school may be submitted, if your schedule and ID card do not show all the required information.

Payment of Your Scholarship Funds:

  • You may submit your documents prior to July 1, but we do not begin processing awards until after July 1.
  • Allow 30 days for us to process your request from July 1 or your submission date.
  • Scholarship funds may be used on any school-related expenses. This includes items like tuition, fees, books, activity charges, supplies/equipment, or housing.
  • In most cases, scholarship funds will be sent directly to the student.
  • Some scholarship sponsors require that the funds be sent to the college. We will let you know if this is done on your behalf. Your school financial aid office will then provide information about how you may access your funds.
  • You may request by email that we send your funds to your school on your behalf. If you wish to do this, please provide the mailing address for the check.
    • We recommend you check with your school first to ask questions regarding how your funds may be used and what happens to them should you transfer to another school.

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    $1,766,874 in scholarships awarded since 2007 to help New Haven students attend college!

    Since becoming an independent nonprofit in 2007, NHSF has awarded over 1.7 million dollars to provide scholarships for New Haven students. Our scholarship program was launched in 1981, but becoming a nonprofit clearly enabled us to help more students achieve higher education.

    Helpful Information

    You Can Donate to a Scholarship and Help a Student Attend College

    Thanks to the PayPal Giving Fund, your credit card donation will be processed fee-free, and PayPal will even donate 1% of your donation to NHSF. Please forward your confirmation email to so we can track it

    NHUSD Employees

    You can conveniently contribute to scholarships, grants and other Foundation programs by payroll deduction. Donations are tax-deductible and may be directed to one or more of the specific programs. Even small donations add up and make a difference for our students!

    Send the completed form to the Payroll Department at the ESC.