Encore!Connecticut Application

How to Apply

Candidates are chosen through a competitive vetting and selection process based on their skill-sets and potential for success in the nonprofit sector.  A maximum of twenty-five candidates will be selected for the program.

Encore!Connecticut Application Information:

Application Submission Review Periods

Application Deadlines

Rolling Admission Encore!Connecticut is now full.
If you would like to be considered for the next offering of Encore (date TBA), please contact David Garvey at david.garvey@uconn.edu.

Candidates Applications:

  • Candidate Essay: Candidates should address why you want to work in the nonprofit sector. Identify, if possible, your preferred area of work and position in the sector (e.g. social services, the arts, environment or advocacy) and the passions, purpose, working conditions and compensation needs and expectations that will impact future employment choices and decisions. You should describe how your current skills and experience, for-profit or nonprofit, can be transferred to paid nonprofit work. The essay should be three pages maximum and be submitted as a word document.
  • Candidate Résumé: Along with your essay, attach a résumé that connects your skills to your desired work in the nonprofit sector. Information provided should include academic/technical knowledge, credentials and track record of accomplishments relative to your interest in nonprofit work. Volunteer work should be described fully as a valuable background asset. Be concise, yet informative, and submit the résumé as a Word document.
  • Submit Essay and Résumé by Email: Forward by email, as attachments, your essay and resume to Maura Maloney, Operations Coordinator, at maura.maloney@uconn.edu.


If scholarship opportunities arise, all admitted students will be considered based on individual scholarship criteria.