Pathways to Success

In 2018, New Haven Students were awarded $140,000 in scholarships.

Our scholarship program is open to all students graduating from all high school programs in the New Haven Unified School District. The program is completely online, via the AwardSpring Scholarship System .

Important Dates:

  • January 15, 2019: Scholarship commitments and qualifications due from sponsors.
  • February 1, 2019: Student application period opens.
  • February 15, 2019: Funding for all scholarships must be turned in to NHSF.
  • March 3, 2019: Application period closes. Student applications must be completed by the end of the day.
  • March 4, 2019: Review period opens. Scholarship sponsors and reviewers will read and score applications.
  • April 1, 2019: Review period closes. Decisions to be submitted to NHSF. Students will be notified if they have been awarded a scholarship no later than April 30.
  • May 22, 2019: Pathways to Success Scholarship Luncheon and presentation ceremony. Students are expected to attend the event to accept their award.

How Our AwardSpring Scholarship System Works

Student Information:

  • Student Guide 2019
  • Students will complete one general application form online to apply for as many scholarships as they wish.
  • Students will automatically be matched to scholarships for which they are initially qualified.
  • For some scholarships, students will be asked to provide additional information or documents, as required for each scholarship.
  • Students will request letters of reference online, rather than on paper. One letter is required, and up to two additional are optional.
  • We recommend reading the Donor information to learn more about each scholarship and its sponsoring organization or family, or about the person whose memory is honored by the scholarship.

Sponsor Information:

  • Sponsor information was sent by email to returning sponsors during December 2018. If you did not receive the information, please contact us.
  • By January 15, we need verification of the dollar amount of your offer, along with notification of any changes to your selection criteria or customization of your scoring method.
  • Scholarship sponsors will review applications online.
  • Each reviewer will be given a password – up to as many reviewers as you require to make your decisions.
  • Sponsors can include a logo or photo on their profile page, along with a description of their organization or honoree. To view yours, go to, and DO NOT LOGIN. Click on Donors on the left.
  • Sponsors will receive most communications from NHSF via email, which saves time, postage, and paper.
  • If you are not able to review applications online, please contact the Foundation and we will provide assistance.

Technical Support: Email | Phone 888.258.5628, option 2. Support Hours | Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm (all times Central).