The Fairfield County Foundation scholarship application for the 2021-2022 school year is now open! The application opened on December 1st again this year to allow students time during winter break to start their applications. Current college students as well as high school seniors, graduate students and those applying to trade/technical schools are encouraged to apply. Their simple, universal application will automatically narrow down the scholarships that each student is eligible for as well as suggest those that may require more information.
The Fairfield County Foundation is launching a NEW scholarship application software this year and they have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that we recommend students review prior to submitting their application. This page also includes videos and written in depth tutorials on how to use the new system. We encourage students and parents to follow us on Facebook throughout the application process for important updates and reminders. Don’t miss your opportunity to be awarded one of over 90 scholarships given annually!
They will be doing a Preliminary Review this year and they highly recommend that everyone take advantage of this! If your application is fully submitted by Friday, February 12, 2021 the staff will review your application for completeness and email you with any issues by March 1, 2021 so that you can correct any problems before the final deadline on Friday, March 12, 2021. This does not increase your chances of receiving a scholarship but provides an opportunity for mistakes to be corrected before the deadline and decreases the possibility of your application being ineligible.
Information adapted from the Fairfield County Foundation eNewsletter 12/11/2020.