Fuller Scholarship Fund

Frank Roswell Fuller Scholarship Fund
Bank of America, Trustee
c/o Trinity College
Hartford, CT

Origin of the Fuller Scholarship Fund

Frank Roswell Fuller was born in Hartford on August 23, 1873, and attended local public schools. He went to New York City at the turn of the century and commenced a long and successful career in the brokerage business. He later formed his own company at 40 Wall Street known as Fuller & Company, which operated from 1904 to 1920. When he retired, he came to live in West Hartford where he purchased several large farms in the northwest section of the town. He died on March 1, 1957. Mr. Fuller was always interested in helping “needy, deserving” students obtain the education that he had not been able to enjoy himself. His will, probated in the Probate Court for the District of Hartford, establishes a substantial scholarship fund with the Connecticut Bank and Trust Company, now Bank of America, as Trustee. A committee of five was appointed by the will to determine the scholarships.

Members of the
Fuller Scholarship Committee
President, Trinity College
Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, Trinity College
Chairman, Bank of America, Trustee
Master, Connecticut State Grange
Conference Minister, Connecticut Conference of The United Church of Christ
(Congregational Christian Churches)

Eligibility Requirements

In order to meet the eligibility requirements for a Fuller Scholarship you must be:
1. Able to demonstrate financial need (determined by filing the FAFSA)
2. Currently in your senior year at a high school located within Hartford County
3. Maintaining an average of 70 or better (or its equivalent)
4. A member of the UCC/Congregational Church and “professed to be of the Congregational faith”
5. Planning to attend a fully accredited four-year college as a candidate for a baccalaureate degree
The Application Process
If you meet the eligibility requirements of the Fuller Scholarship Fund, you may request an application packet by writing to:
Frank Roswell Fuller Scholarship Fund
c/o Trinity College
Financial Aid Office
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106-3100
Or email: [email protected]

Important dates for the award process are as follows:
March 1: Request scholarship packet;
Complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
May 15: DEADLINE for submitting the following:
• Application
• High-school transcript
• Church recommendation
• SAR (Student Aid Report)
• College’s Financial Aid Award Notice
June: The Committee meets to select recipients
July: Applicants are notified; recipients must acknowledge acceptance of award and provide final high school transcripts
August-September: Checks are sent from the Fuller Scholarship Fund to the Financial Aid Office at the recipient’s college

Terms of the Award

Fuller Awards are made in the form of a grant (which does not need to be repaid.) The grant award is applied to the recipient’s total expenses for room, board, and travel to and from home to college (one round trip each semester). Fuller grants cannot be used to pay tuition.

Renewal of Awards
Frank Roswell Fuller Awards can be renewed for up to four years of undergraduate study, providing you are maintaining satisfactory progress and continue to demonstrate need. Leave of absence or transfers to another institution must meet with the approval of the committee before an award can be renewed. The Frank Roswell Fuller Award cannot be continued on to graduate school.

IMPORTANT: Renewal candidates must submit a copy of their Academic Transcript each year by July 1st. Renewal candidates who have transferred to a different institution must submit a copy of their college’s Financial Aid Award Notice, an Academic Transcript, and a copy of their SAR by July 1st.

If you have any questions concerning the eligibility guidelines or the application process, please direct them to the Manager of the Frank Roswell Fuller Scholarship Fund at the following address or telephone number:
Frank Roswell Fuller Scholarship Fund
c/o Trinity College
Financial Aid Office
300 Summit St
Hartford, CT 06106-3100
Tel: (860) 297-2046
Fax: (860) 987-6296
Email: [email protected]