How do I apply for a Scholarship?
This section 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, click here.
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…the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available to complete beginning in October of each year! Don’t delay. You must upload the Student Aid Report (SAR) by our scholarship application deadline to be considered for a scholarship. Please, we need the entire SAR report, not just the FAFSA confirmation and snapshot of expected family contribution you receive immediately after completing the FAFSA. The SAR is sent to you via email about three days after you complete the FAFSA online. Visit www.fafsa.gov to get started!
STEP 3: Read the Scholarship Fund Table below 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.
- Financial Statement for Scholarship Application
- Statement of Parental Refusal to Complete FAFSA and Provide Student Support
STEP 7: Complete the online scholarship application.
All scholarship applications must now be submitted through our online scholarship management system. So when you’re ready to apply, click the “Apply Now” button below. If you have technical difficulty with our system, please read our helpful guide or contact CFNRV.
Important Dates for 2020-2021
- Online Application Opens: Thursday, October 1st, 2020
- Application Deadline: Monday, February 1st, 2021; 5 pm
- Recipients Announced: The second week of April 2021
- Funds Sent: Checks will be issued at the end of June if recipient has acknowledged their college of choice and submitted their Student ID.
Note: ALL application components, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by this deadline.