UConn Early College Experience recognized 6 outstanding UConn ECE Students this year, awarding each a $500 scholarship, which can be used at any institution. Winners are high school seniors, who have taken or are currently taking at least one UConn Early College Experience course and have excelled in the area in which they submitted their project. More information on our Scholarship Opportunities and a video summary of our winners can be found on our Scholarship page
Excellence in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences
Winners demonstrate academic achievement and a potential for future academic and professional accomplishments in a field focusing on the Arts, Humanities, and/or Social Sciences.
(left) Madison Gates, Waterford High School. Research Paper: S. Education Systems are Failing Disabled Students
(right) Emma Smith, Edwin O. Smith High School. Produced original musical: “Antlersong”
Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic
Winners demonstrate academic achievement and a potential for future academic and professional accomplishments in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics.
(left) Sofia Cabrera, Brien McMahon High School. Member of Brien McMahon Healthcare Academy Club
(right) Anisha Bhatnagar, South Windsor High School. Medical research review: COVID-19’s Impact on the Heart
Excellence in Civic and Community Engagement
Winners are academically successful, are already making a positive difference in their town or neighborhood, and are inspiring others to do the same. The students chosen for this award must be a UConn ECE Student who demonstrates ambition and self-drive evidenced by outstanding achievement in both school and their community.
(left) Youssef (Joey) Macary, Wolcott High School. FIRST Lego League Town Director.
(right) Emily Laput, Woodland Regional High School. Planner and Coordinator of Pink & Flow, nonprofit yoga event to raise funds to fight against breast cancer.