UNA CT Scholarship

  • To encourage and support students with a demonstrated interest in promoting world peace through work in international relations and diplomatic service 
  • To cultivate an  understanding of and support for the work of the UN in the United States
At least one award of $1000 will be made in the Spring of each year to assist the selected student with his or her college expenses. 
Applicants must be graduating seniors of a public high school in Connecticut.   The scholarship is based on:
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Evidence of engagement in international issues
  • Progress in developing proficiency in a foreign language 
  • Commitment to social advancement as documented through community service or related activities
  • Participation in a Model UN or similar intercultural program
Application information:
The Scholarship Committee of the United Nations Association distributes this application information to public schools in Connecticut.  Committee members may offer to make presentations on the UN to appropriate classes.
The email application (postmarked not later than March 31) must be sent to  UNACT.studentfund@gmail.com.
The application will include:
  • Student name, date of birth, address and phone number, e-mail address, names of parents/guardians (address and phone number if different) and current school
  • A scanned certified transcript of high school grades
  • Three letters of recommendation:  a) from a recent teacher b) from a counselor or employer c) from a community leader 
  • A two-page maximum essay, which includes a brief autobiographical sketch, pertinent highlights of the applicant’s educational background and a description of career goals
  • A synopsis of high school awards and activities
Review Process:
The Scholarship Committee reviews the applications and makes its  recommendations to the Chapter President for final selection.  An appropriate venue for  the award ceremony may be at the school or elsewhere.
The United Nations Association
The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a not-for-profit nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most crucial social and economic issues facing the world today.  Its vision is a world in which the scourge of war is eliminated, human rights are honored and the natural environment is protected. The United States is thus a constructive member of the United Nations for the well-being of humankind. The Chapter welcomes members who reside in Connecticut. This scholarship is made possible by a generous legacy from Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen and other anonymous donors.
Questions may be addressed to: Barbara Bacewicz   – email: jjbaxer@icloud.com.