Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has come up with many extensive and exciting scholarship programs for students graduating their high schools and full-time students who are already enrolled in college. Fairfield County’s Community Foundation offers over 150 scholarships to students. These funds are established by generous individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that wish to help students pursue their college education and strengthen our communities’ future.
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation understands that education is essential to pave the path to a bright future. With the donors who wish to help students with their college expenses, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is helping more students every year to achieve their dreams. These scholarships offered by the foundation help students to take off their financial burden.
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is a nonprofit foundation since 1992. They help bring together passionate people and trusted resources to solve the region’s challenges through innovative, collaborative solutions. Together, their goal is to reduce the gap in Fairfield County by eliminating disparities in income, education, employment, housing, and health. And with the help of generous donations, they can help more and more people with their educational, health, and employment problems.
Interested applicants must check the table below for more information about the scholarships:
|Organization||Fairfield County’s Community Foundation|
|Educational Level||High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduates|
|Number of Awards||Undefined|
|Requirement||Application, one or more letters of recommendation, transcript, SAT|
Who May Be Eligible
Eligibility criteria for each scholarship program are different. Some mandatory requirements are mentioned below:
- Individuals should be a graduating high school senior, or a current undergraduate student or graduate student at an accredited university in these Greater Bridgeport Area cities and towns: Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull, or Westport.
- Applicants must have an excellent academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. Depending on the scholarship applicants are planning to apply for, the GPA requirement might change.
- Candidates must be either planning to be enrolled in an accredited university, vocational school, trade school, technical school, or certificate program for 2 to 4 years of a college program or must be admitted as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited university, vocational school, trade school, technical school or certificate program.
- Applicants must show good moral character, good citizenship, and a commitment to the community and participate in extracurricular activities.
How to Apply
The candidates must submit the form for the program, which they are interested. Applicants must submit all the mandatory details, documents, and materials without any negligence. The college will not accept applications submitted after the deadline or incomplete applications. Please follow the application deadlines strictly.
Below are few mandatory supporting documents applicants will need to be uploaded in your online scholarship application:
- Most current official transcript
- Letter of Recommendation from any professional(two-letter may be required for some scholarships)
- A complete copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)
- SAT scores
- Personal Statement/Essay (some scholarships may require two essays)
Each scholarship program has different benefits. These scholarships encourage and inspire students to achieve success in their careers. These scholarships reduce the financial burden of the students. With the financial burden taken off, students can focus on their academics and excel in their careers. The funds should only be used to pay the academic needs of the applicants like tuition.
Applications are currently open. Deadlines for the applications differ based on the scholarship.