Scholarship Program

Charter Oak is proud to offer at least one $2,000 scholarship to each high school with an enrollment of 100 students or more in New London and Windham counties.

While we do consider an applicant’s individual academic achievements, our scholarship program focuses on how applicants have improved their schools and communities through extracurricular activities, individual community outreach, and involvement in community programs and activities. Applications will be available in early January.



Charter Oak’s Scholarship Program has concluded, and we were once again impressed with the many candidates who applied for our individual $2,000 scholarships by our Wednesday, March 13th deadline.

We will award a total of $100,000 in scholarships and will announce the recipients of our annual scholarships in late spring. Thank you to all the students who participated in our 2024 Scholarship Program!

Other Student Options

Not only can we help ease the burden of college expenses by offering our scholarship program, but we can offer you a great option to save and smart ways to borrow!

  • Bright Future Savings Account: Now available to members between the age of 14 and 28!
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  • Bright Future Checking: Available to members between the age of 14 and 28.
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  • Student Lending Options via Sallie Mae: We are partnering with Sallie Mae to offer our members their Smart Option Student Loans.
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Financial Literacy

Charter Oak also gives back to the community by promoting financial education and awareness. Our two high school branches (located at Killingly High School in Dayville and Robert E. Fitch High School in Groton) employ students interested in careers in financial service, and encourage students to start saving for the future.