Tuition Scholarships

The Human Rights Institute will award four $5,000 scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Scholarship Information

These scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are enrolled full time at the University of Connecticut. There are various eligibility criteria for each scholarship that is available but all applicant must be either minoring or majoring in human rights, demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. Preference, for some awards, will be given to students who are also majoring or minoring in Political Science.  Students who are ineligible for state or federal financial aid are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

2019-2020 Scholarship Award Winners

Fizza AlamFizza Alam, Mark S. Rudy Award Susan NaseriSusan Naseri, Open Society Foundation
Sydney ElkaySydney Elkay, Mark S. Rudy Award

Iqra Malik, Wiktor Osiatyński  Award

For more information about these scholarship winners please see HERE.

Application Instructions

  1. Complete all required fields on the application found here,
  2. Save an unofficial copy of your University of Connecticut transcript as a pdf.
  3. Write a one page reflection on the provided prompt
  4. Submit the completed application no later than Friday, March 6, 2020

The deadline to be considered for a scholarship is March 6, 2020

The Scholarship Committee will make their final selections no later than June 1, 2020. Scholarship recipients will be notified. Non-recipients will not be contacted.

All scholarships will be administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid Services. If you are a need-based financial aid recipient (loans, grants, work-study employment) your financial aid package may be revised as a result of this award. If no adjustment is necessary and your fee bill is paid in full, you may be entitled to a refund.

If you have questions about how a scholarship could affect your financial aid package, please call (860)486-2819.

These scholarships are made possible by the generous contributions from the Mark S. Rudy, Alan B. Slifka, and Wiktor Osiatynski Scholarships.

For information on previous award winners, please see HERE.