Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Has Opened Scholarship Applications for Nearly $1 Million in Available Funding

Feb 02, 2021

Fairfield County High School Seniors, Undergraduates, and Graduate Students: APPLY TODAY

(Norwalk, CT) Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) is calling for scholarship applications.  Those eligible include high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students residing in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Milford, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull, and Westport. This year, close to $1 million will be awarded.  These awards range from $500 to $7,500 and some of the scholarships are renewable. In 2020, the Community Foundation awarded 489 scholarships amounting to over $1.3 million.  There is an online application at fccfoundation.org; the application deadline is March 22, 2021.

In addition to the numerous scholarships listed at www.fccfoundation.org, the Community Foundation offers a wide selection of 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 information about current Fairfield County’s Community Foundation scholarships available and instructions on how to apply.

With over 150 scholarships from which to choose, students applying to two- and four-year educational institutions and for technical certificate programs may qualify for any number of opportunities.

Two of the available offerings include:

The Employees Tuberculosis and Respiratory Association (Etra) Health Scholarship; available to students who are pursuing specialized study in the medical or health fields. Applicants for this award must show a passion for community involvement and a deep interest in continued education with plans to attend a 4-year college or university. Several renewable scholarships will be awarded this year.

The Les Treize Scholarship; available for graduating seniors from a high school in: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, or Trumbull. Applicants must be African American and must plan to be a full-time student at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university.

“We encourage Fairfield County students to dream big and apply today for these scholarships! We have a vast array of awards available through the generosity of over 160 fundholders who are investing in improving lives for all of Fairfield County. Together, we can make your future and the future of our community brighter,” states Juanita James, CEO & President, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

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.

A 2018 scholarship student recently wrote to FCCF to share “Your generosity and compassion truly fostered my success and is propelling me to continue my education at Columbia University to study civil engineering for the next two years. I now have the opportunity to continue my passion. Your financial support is helping to clear the fog of the future and make my dreams a reality. Thank you so much for all that you do.”

Take the time to determine what scholarships you may qualify for and find out how to apply. Contact your school’s guidance department and go to FCCFoundation.org/Apply.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation works to ensure that every scholarship dollar provided gets into the hands of students and their families that need it. If you are interested in giving someone the opportunity to pursue their dream by establishing a scholarship at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, please contact Mike Rosen at MRosen@fccfoundation.org.