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    Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

    Offered by Renee B. Fisher Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 2, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $1,000 - $5,000

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    May 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a creative problem-solver looking to make your higher education dreams a reality? If so, the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is here to help! Unlike traditional scholarships, this opportunity isn’t just focused on academic achievement and financial need. It seeks to reward and encourage those who excel at thinking outside the box and finding innovative solutions to the world’s challenges.

    If you’re a high school junior or senior, or incoming or current college freshman, you could be eligible for this exciting scholarship. Applicants must be residents of the Connecticut or New York City metropolitan area, or planning to attend a higher education institution in CT or NYC. To apply, submit two letters of recommendation, in addition to a completed scholarship application. Let your creativity shine and apply for the Milton Fisher Scholarship today!

    About Renee B. Fisher Foundation

    The Renée B. Fisher Foundation established this scholarship in honor of Milton Fisher, a beloved author and matchmaker who was born and educated in New York City and made his home in Connecticut from 1960 until his death in 2001. His deep interest in the roots of creativity, and the many exercises he developed to help people become more innovative and creative in their lives, also led him to write the book "Intuition: How to Use it in Your Life." He was a world-class matchmaker who was profiled in US Magazine for his skill at intuitively bringing together so many couples who embarked on happy marriages as a result. On behalf of the Renée B. Fisher Foundation, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will process scholarship awards and release them to the recipients' undergraduate educational institution.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Freshmen

    Other Category

    Low Income


    Connecticut, New York

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.


    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Renee B. Fisher Foundation at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

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