Bank of America, Trustee

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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.

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

2024-2025 Frank Roswell Fuller Scholarship Fund Initial Application

Application for support in Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 due by May 17, 2024.

No Late Applications Accepted

2024-2025 Frank Roswell Fuller Scholarship Fund Renewal Application

Application for support in Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 due by May 22, 2024.

No Late Applications Accepted

  • May: Application for support in Fall 2024 & Spring 2025 due by May 17, 2024 for new applicants and May 22, 2024 for renewal applicants.
  • July: Committee meets. Applicants are notified; recipients must acknowledge acceptance of award and provide final high school transcripts.
  • August: Checks are sent from the Fuller Scholarship Fund to the Office of Financial Aid at the recipient’s college.
  • 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 higher education expenses via their college or university’s financial aid and/or billing offices.
  • 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 applied to graduate studies.
  • Renewal candidates must submit a copy of their college’s Financial Aid Award Notice, an Academic Transcript, and a copy of their SAR each year.