APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Applications Open: January 1
Application Deadlines: March 1 and June 1
How to Apply
There are over 130 scholarships available, each with its own specific criteria. Our online application process will ask questions that will determine the scholarships for which you are eligible.
There are two separate scholarship applications - one for General scholarships and one for Nursing/Allied Health/Trades. If you are applying for the latter, we recommend you also apply for General scholarships as well.
Once you complete the application, you'll receive an email that will include the list scholarships for which you are eligible and any supplemental questions that may be required to complete.
Before You Apply
General scholarship applications are due March 1st. Nursing, Allied Health, and Trade scholarship applications are due on June 1st. Be sure you know the deadline to submit on time.
Plan ahead! You should have the following available to complete the application:
- Your high school and/or college transcript
- A list of participation in activities
- Your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) amount from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR).
- Email addresses for letters of recommendation (at least one should be a school-related professional, such as a teacher, counselor, coach, etc.). Some scholarships require recommendations for three recommenders; check each scholarship fund’s description for details.
Be sure to read the instructions throughout the application carefully. Answer each question, including those that may not be required but are relevant to your situation. If a question isn’t required and isn’t relevant to your situation, you don’t need to answer it. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Every application is reviewed by members of the Community Foundation’s volunteer scholarship selection committees. Each application is evaluated on an objective and competitive basis, considering academic and nonacademic factors such as financial need, leadership, community service, and special circumstances.
Award Announcement & Payment
Students will be notified of award status by email. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be provided instructions to sign a scholarship agreement and provide verification of enrollment. Once we receive the required signatures and documentation, we schedule payment directly to the Financial Aid office of the school you're attending.
For questions or more information, contact Julie Mott at (509) 663-7716 or email email@example.com.