Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Application Opportunities

Feb 15, 2018

Nearly $1 Million In Scholarships Available for Fairfield County High School Seniors

(Norwalk, Conn.) Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is the largest provider of college scholarships in the region. This year, approximately $1 million will be awarded to more than 400 Fairfield County High School Seniors. These opportunities range from $500 to $8,000 and some of the scholarships are even renewable.

There are scholarships for students applying to two and four year educational institutions and for technical certificate programs. A list of available scholarships through FCCF for students residing in Bridgeport; Easton; Fairfield; Monroe; Milford; Shelton; Stratford; Trumbull and Westport and the online application are available on the Community Foundation’s website at fccfoundation.org. The deadline for applying is March 21, 2018.

In addition to the many scholarships listed on FCCF’s website, the Foundation offers many more scholarships directly through most high schools in Fairfield County. Students and parents are encouraged to visit their high school’s websites or contact their guidance departments for additional FCCF scholarships available and instructions on how to apply.

Highlighted scholarships this year for students in good standing include the Richard Mayer Education Scholarship for Bridgeport students pursuing a career in education; the Walter Breslav, Jr. Scholarship for students planning to major in the field of business, finance or accounting and the Edward A, Dworken Memorial Scholarship for physically or mentally challenged students, or those pursing a field specializing in similarly challenged youth.

Since the Community Foundation Scholarship Program was established in 1992, $8.2 million has been awarded.

“We encourage students throughout Fairfield County to reach for their dreams! Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has a host of scholarships made available through the generosity of our 150+ fundholders,” stated Juanita T. James, CEO & President, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. She continues “Take the time to determine what you may qualify for and how to apply. Contact your school’s guidance department and go to our website. Together, we can make your future brighter and thrive.”

By creating the opportunity for all students to pursue degrees that can lead to meaningful careers, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s goal is to build a stronger community. Should you be interested giving someone the chance to pursue their dreams by establishing a scholarship at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, please contact Kristy Jelenik at 203.750.3200.

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(Photo credit: Francesca Andre) Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is investing in the future of the region with their extensive scholarship initiative. For more information on how to apply for a scholarship or how to create one go to: fccfoundation.org

About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards and has awarded over $220 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. As a trusted nonprofit partner and thought leader, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together community organizers, business experts and philanthropists to solve our region’s challenges. Our goal is to create a vital and inclusive community, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. fccfoundation.org

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