Apply for a Scholarship

Main Street Community Foundation administers 80 named scholarship funds. All available scholarships for the academic year will be listed in the Foundation's Scholarship Directory, which is published annually on January 15.

Check the Scholarship FAQs page if you would like additional information on the scholarship program or have any questions; it is there to help us help you. If you have additional questions, comments or concerns, contact Samantha Rajotte at 860.583.6363 or email samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org.

Scholarships for High School Seniors, College Students and Adult Learners

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

The 2019 Scholarship Directory lists each scholarship available for high school seniors, college students and adult learners and details the eligibility criteria. The Community Foundation requires completion of an online application for each scholarship. Once you have looked through the Scholarship Directory, proceed to the FOundation's online application website. From there you will apply for each scholarship you qualify for.

Click here to download the 2019 Scholarship Directory
Click here to access the online application website: MSCFScholarships.CommunityForce.com.

Scholarships for Elementary and Secondary School Students

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019 at 4 p.m.

There are several scholarships available to students attending or planning to attend private elementary and secondary schools in Bristol. Each scholarship utilizes its own application, which is linked to from each description below. If you are applying for a scholarship on behalf of several children, please submit one application per child. 

The 4 Burns Scholarship - St. Joseph/St. Paul Fund is available to eighth grade student-athletes graduating from St. Joseph School who wish to attend St. Paul Catholic High School.
Click here for the application, which includes further eligibility requirements.

The Keating-Monaghan Memorial Scholarship is available to students attending or planning to attend St. Joseph’s School in Bristol.
Click here for the application, which includes further eligibility requirements.

The Lena M. and Peter L. Korotie Scholarship is available to students that are attending or planning to attend St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.
Click here for the application, which includes further eligibility requirements.

The Malerbo Memorial Scholarship is available to residents of Bristol that are attending or planning to attend St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.
Click here for the application, which includes further eligibility requirements.

The Saint Matthew School Scholarship is available to students attending or planning to attend St. Matthew School in Bristol.
Click here for the application, which includes further eligibility requirements.
 

Specialty Scholarships

There is a speciality scholarship available to students. This scholarship does not fund the students education, but fund a music camp experience. The scholarship utilizes its own application, which is linked to from the description below.

Louise (Humphrey) Van Gorder Music Camp Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 26, 2019 at 4 p.m.

Established in 2014, this scholarship fund honors Louise (Humphrey) Van Gorder. Louise and her husband Bob have enriched the lives of thousands of students and music lovers through their Bristol String Orchestra and business, Fiddlin’ Around, located in Bristol. This scholarship is available to music students – instrumental or vocal - currently in 9th through 12th grade from Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington or Wolcott who wish to attend a one-week camp experience Laurel Music Camp in New Hartford, CT.
Click here for the application, which includes further eligibility requirements.