Before You Apply

Our process for submitting a Scholarship Application is simple and straightforward, but it takes time, preparation and attention to detail. Before you apply, we recommend you take the following five steps to ensure a smooth application process:

Do Your Scholarship Homework

Gather all of the supporting information you will likely need to have handy before starting the application process.

  • Review our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • Information on any financial aid packages that are available from the colleges or universities to which you’ve been accepted.
  • Consider areas of study that you are interested in. Click here to see list of possible majors.
  • High school seniors: Electronic requests will be sent through the online application process for your official transcript and letter(s) of recommendation.
  • Currently enrolled college students: Within the online application, you will attach your transcript electronically or mail it in separately, or indicate that your college will either submit it electronically or mail it in. An electronic request will be sent through the online application for your letter of recommendation.
  • Non-traditional students not currently enrolled in a college or university: You are responsible for submitting your most recent transcript and a letter of recommendation, either electronically or by mail.

Familiarize yourself with the scholarships for which you may be eligible.

  • Norwich Area
    If you live in the towns of Norwich, Bozrah, Colchester, Franklin, Griswold, Lebanon, Lisbon, Preston, Sprague or Voluntown.
  • Southeast Area
    If you live the towns of East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Salem, Stonington, or Waterford.
  • Windham Area
    If you live in the towns of Ashford, Chaplin, Columbia, Coventry, Mansfield, Scotland, Stafford, Union, Willington or Windham/Willimantic.
  • Northeast Area
    If you live in the towns of Brooklyn, Canterbury, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly, Plainfield, Pomfret, Putnam, Sterling, Thompson or Woodstock.
  • Westerly, Rhode Island
  • Community Foundation of Eastern CT 42-Town Region

Write the essay required for the scholarship(s) you are pursuing.

Each scholarship requires applicants to write an essay selected from a list of recommended topics.

Review our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

You may find answers to Frequently Asked Questions that are helpful to you.

Choose the appropriate scholarship application form to fill out and submit online.

There are specific forms for high school seniors, undergraduate students, graduate students and, sometimes, for specific scholarships. Go to Apply for a Scholarship

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