How do I apply for a scholarship?

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2019 Scholarship Recipients

Our scholarship application is currently closed. The application will open again in October 2022.

If you are a 2022 scholarship recipient, please note that checks will be issued at the end of June as long as you have acknowledged your college of choice and submitted your student ID information.

This page is for students and educators who are interested in learning about the scholarship programs of the Community Foundation. If you are interested in establishing a Scholarship Fund, please visit this page.

How to apply

The steps outlined below will help you select the scholarship that best suits you and allow you to apply in a timely manner.

If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact Laura Pynn, Director of our Scholarship program.

STEP 1: Apply early!

STEP 2: Complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
Did you know that the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to complete in the beginning of October of each year? Don’t delay in submitting this important documentation. The FAFSA will generate the Student Aid Report (SAR) which you must upload into our system by the scholarship deadline to be considered for a scholarship. We need the entire SAR report, which is sent to you via email typically about three days after you complete the FAFSA online. Visit to get started!

STEP 3: Read about the available scholarship funds and select the scholarships for which you are eligible to apply:

STEP 4: Read the following requirements and guidelines in their entirety.

STEP 5: Request your academic transcript.

Don’t wait until the last minute to ask for your academic transcript!

STEP 6: Complete the Financial Statement and Statement of Parental Refusal (if applicable).

You will need to upload these completed forms to the Online Scholarship Application.

STEP 7: Complete the online scholarship application.

All scholarship applications must be submitted through our online scholarship management system.

Access the scholarship management system