Scholarship applications are generally available beginning near the week of Thanksgiving and due early to mid-January.
1. Grade Transcript(s)
2. SAT and ACT Test Scores - if available
3. Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number from a processed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - if available
4. Email addresses of individuals from whom you will request a recommendation
Contact or visit your guidance secretary, transcript service, or high school/college website. Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
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 you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Further information about the FAFSA is available at: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/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.
- Students who provide their EFC number are considered for 100% of the scholarships available through the Community Foundation Scholarship Program.
- Students who do NOT provide their EFC number are considered for only 20% of the scholarships available through the Community Foundation Scholarship Program.
No. Students apply to the Community Foundation Scholarship Program as a whole, not for a particular scholarship, and are considered for any scholarship in which they are eligible.
Note: Although a student may be eligible for several different scholarships offered, only one scholarship may be received by 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.
You can view your application at any time, 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 it.
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 Scholarship Team will edit your application with the updates.
Visit the Scholarship Portal.
The Scholarship Committee consists of local residents who volunteer their time and skills.
The monetary value of each scholarship award varies depending upon the amount available in each individual scholarship fund. The most common scholarship award amount is $1,000 for a single year.
Scholarships are designated as non-renewable one-year awards or renewable multi-year awards depending upon the scholarship fund criteria, as established by the donor of the scholarship fund.
Notices regarding application decisions will be sent to all applicants via email in early May each year.