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Competitive program scholarships

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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Competitive Program is ONLY for graduating seniors from high schools and current college students from the Greater Bridgeport Area towns of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull or Westport.

The 2015 Online Scholarship Application Portal will be available on January 5, 2015!

Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about using our scholarship program and online application portal.


For graduating high school seniors:

Click here to see the general criteria and listing of scholarships available for High School Seniors Graduating in 2015. Click below to access the online scholarship application portal if you are a High School Senior Graduating in 2015. Application deadline is 11:59PM on March 20, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

AVAILABLE January 5, 2015

For current college students (NOT incoming Freshman!):

Click here to see the general criteria and listing of scholarships available for Current Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Click below to access the online scholarship application portal if you are Currently an Undergraduate or Graduate Student. Application deadline is 11:59PM on June 10, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

AVAILABLE January 5, 2015


Required materials for the online application:

  • The most current transcript (can be uploaded to the application or sent by mail or email)
  • Letter of Recommendation (second letter if required by scholarship criteria) (can be uploaded tothe application or sent by mail or email)

  • Complete copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) (available online by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Visit www.FAFSA.ed.gov). Your Student Aid Report (SAR) MUST be uploaded to the application and cannot be mailed.
  • Personal Goals and Objectives Statement/Essay (second essay if required by the scholarship)
  • You can apply for a maximum of four scholarships in your online application


Important Deadlines:

  • The Application deadline for the Competitive Scholarship Program for Graduating High School Seniors is 11:59 p.m. March 20, 2015 - No exceptions!

  • The Application deadline for the Competitive Scholarship Program for Current Undergraduate and Graduate students is 11:59 p.m. June 10, 2015 - No exceptions!

  • Late applications will not be accepted and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Scholarships with specific criteria:

In addition to the General Criteria, many scholarships have specific criteria, so be sure to carefully review the requirements of each scholarship and also in the online application and include any additional letters of recommendation and/or essays along with the required documents.
 

Scholarship Renewals:

If you have received communications from us because you have a renewable scholarship and have questions, please contact Steve Aubin at saubin@fccfoundation.org or info@fccfoundation.org.


Financial Aid Resources

There are many resources for students seeking scholarships and financial aid to help make college more affordable. High school guidance counselors and college financial aid offices are a good place to begin the search.

List of financial aid resources.