The Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

The Milton Fisher Scholarship is open to exceptionally innovative and creative High School Juniors, Seniors and College Freshmen who are: from Connecticut or the New York City metro area (and plan to attend or are attending college anywhere in the U.S.) or from any part of the U.S. who plan to attend (or are attending) college in CT or NYC. Apply for this scholarship if you are a student who has solved an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way and a student who has come up with a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family. A four-year scholarship! We offer up to $20,000 (up to $5,000 per year for four years). Click here to see past winners including the following past three Winners from CT: 

Alexander Bohr (Coventry High School, Coventry, CT). Caring deeply about the need to raise awareness about environmental sustainability and the need for more healthy food in his high school cafeteria and local food pantries, Alexander addressed both issues simultaneously by building a solar-powered aquaponic geodesic dome at his school that will help educate and feed his community. He will study Environmental Science at the University of Connecticut.

Neal Soni (Staples High School, Westport, CT). After seeing his grandfather suffer from excruciating low back pain, Neal devoted himself to developing an ingenious process to reduce the scarring that often occurs during back surgery. Combining the use of hydrogels with modeling prototype spinal columns through 3-D printing, Neal’s innovative intervention could have revolutionary and global impact. He will be a high school senior in 2017-2018.

William Yin (Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT). Troubled that there was no user-friendly, low-cost diagnostic test for the early detection of atherosclerosis—the leading precursor to heart attacks and strokes and the leading cause of death worldwide—William filled this gap with a creative, life-saving device of his own design. He developed an inexpensive, self-administered, tattoo-based biosensor patch resembling a Band-Aid that can reliably detect arterial plaque build-up. He will study Bioengineering and Computer Science at Stanford University.

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