1. Grade Transcript(s)
2. SAT and ACT Test Scores - if available
3. Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from a processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - if available
4. Email addresses of individuals from whom you will request a recommendation
You can view your application at any time as instructed below. However, once you submit your application, it can no longer be edited by you. Therefore, take your time and review your whole application before submitting.
If you realize your application needs to be edited after submission, send the updated information to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The CFFRV Scholarship Program Team will edit your application with the updates.
1. Visit the CFFRV Scholarship Portal at: cffrv.gives/SchPortal.
2. Enter the logon credentials you created during the registration process when you established your account.
3. Click on the "Log On" button to access your account.
4. Once you are logged on, you will be navigated to the Applicant Dashboard.
5. Click on the "Active Requests" tab.
6. In the "CFFRV Scholarship Program - 2020 Application" section, click on the blue words "Edit Application" or "View Application" depending upon whether your application has been submitted.
Contact or visit your guidance secretary, transcript service, or high school/college website. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
Provide information about the college you feel you will most likely attend.
If you decide upon a different college after you submit your application, contact the CFFRV Scholarship Program Team at email@example.com as soon as possible with the updated college information.
Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is an index number that colleges use to determine how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Your EFC is calculated according to a formula established by law and the information from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Further information about the FAFSA is available at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.
Most scholarships offered through the Community Foundation Scholarship Program are based on academic ability and financial need. A few scholarships are based on academic ability without consideration of financial need.
Your financial need is calculated by subtracting your EFC number from the Cost of Attendance (COA) for the college you will attend. Do not be alarmed if your Financial Need number is not large since scholarships with no financial need requirement are available.
· Students who provide their EFC are eligible for consideration of 100% of the scholarships available through the Community Foundation Scholarship Program.
· Students who do not provide their EFC are eligible for consideration of only 20% of the scholarships available through the Community Foundation Scholarship Program.
No. Students who submit an application are applying to the Community Foundation Scholarship Program as a whole, not for a particular scholarship, and will be considered for any scholarship offered through the Community Foundation Scholarship Program for which they match the required criteria.
Please note: Although an applicant may be eligible for several different scholarships offered, only one scholarship will be awarded to any one student in any given year. This policy is in keeping with the philosophy of the Community Foundation Scholarship Program to help as many individual students as possible.
The monetary value of each scholarship varies depending upon the available income in each individual scholarship fund. The most common award amount is $1,000.
Some scholarships are designated as renewable, multi-year awards and some are designated as non-renewable, one-year awards. This designation is dependent upon the criteria established by the donor of the scholarship fund.
The CFFRV Scholarship Committee consists of local residents who volunteer their time and skills.
A notice will be sent to all applicants via email in early May 2020.