In 1986, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the College, the trustees established the New London Scholars program in appreciation of the important role the city has played in the life of the College from its beginning. Each semester, two outstanding seniors from 18 of the area’s high schools are selected to take one course tuition-free. Students, however, are responsible for the cost of books and other class-related materials.  Any students interested in this program should contact their school counselor.

In the fall of 2015, the program was extended to educators in the New London County. Two educators from each school are chosen on a first-come, first-served basis to enroll in a course tuition-free. Educators will also be responsible for the cost of books and other class-related materials.

The high schools participating in the program are:

East Lyme High School

Robert E. Fitch High School

Ella T. Grasso Technical High School

Ledyard High School

Lyman Memorial High School

Lyme-Old Lyme High School

Marine Science Magnet High School

Montville High School

New London High School

Norwich Free Academy

Norwich Technical High School

Saint Bernard School

St. Thomas More School

Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut

Stonington High School

Waterford High School

Wheeler High School

The Williams School

For more information, please contact Christopher Hammond, Associate Dean of the College for Curriculum.