Student Resources

Welcome! On this page you will find link to forms and other web sources that will be useful throughout your tenure in the CAPS Program.


Financial Literacy

When you know how to effectively manage your money, you will be better prepared to successfully meet your goals and have enough money to make them a reality. Below you will find helpful links to a variety of resources and presentations to begin your journey in navigating your own financial literacy.

Scholarships and Emergency Loans

Emergency Loan

The Iris Kinnard Emergency Loan Fund (IKELF) provides access to short-term loans for CAPS students. To apply for an emergency loan, please complete this form and  deliver it to the CAPS Offices.

Scholarships for High School Seniors Who Plan to Attend UConn

Merit Scholarships | Cost & Aid | Undergraduate Admissions : Undergraduate Admissions (

Scholarships for Current UConn Students

Scholarship List from the Office of Student Financial Aid Services

Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships

Scholarships by Campus

Avery Point Campus Scholarships

Hartford Campus Scholarships

Stamford Campus Scholarships

Waterbury Campus Scholarships

Tutoring for CAPS/SSS Students

Students enrolled in the CAPS/SSS program are eligible to receive free tutoring through Students can sign in with their NetID and Password to create a profile and request a tutor. Available tutors will respond to student requests and set up a meeting.

Food Assistance

UConn and Connecticut Food Resources

Food Assistance | UConn Faith | University of Connecticut

Campus Change

Campus Change

If you are a student hoping to transfer to or from the Storrs campus or any of the regional campuses, follow the link above to learn more.

Leadership and Employment Opportunities

Community Leader Position

The Community Leaders (CLs) work and live in a residence hall on the Storrs campus with approximately 150 incoming CAPS students during the Summer Program. CLs are the first point of contact for residents and serve as role models, guides, mentors, resources, coaches, and advocates. The CL’s job is challenging, demanding, often unpredictable, and personally gratifying. To learn more about becoming a CL next summer, please contact Kim Gorman:

Student Worker Position

Student workers are hired to work in the CAPS office on all campuses. Student workers greet guests to the office, answer phone calls, manage and update special SSS projects and perform other administrative tasks. To learn more about becoming a Student Worker, please contact the Student Worker manager from your campus: Storrs, Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury.

Mentoring Program at Avery Point

Due to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut (CFECT) a mentoring partnership between UConn Avery Point and West Side Middle School has been established. UConn Avery Point students mentor middle school students from West Side Middle School in Groton, CT for a year by meeting once a week with their middle school matches. The grant from the CFECT pays for books that the mentors use with their middle School matches and a celebration at the end of the school year for all participants. During the school year 2013-2014, twenty-five UConn Avery Point students mentored West Side Middle School students. To learn more about becoming a Mentor, please contact the Avery Point CAPS Coordinator, Aaron Collins:

G.R.I.T. Retreat

The Growing Resilience and Inspiring Transformation Retreat provides rising sophomore, junior, and senior CAPS, PASS, SSS, and Promise Scholar students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, expand their network, and grow personally and professionally. Through interactive workshops and presentations by guest speakers, students increase their academic self-efficacy, mindfulness, and motivation. To learn more about this summer’s program or to register, please contact Fiorela Hidalgo: