Apply for a Scholarship

Main Street Community Foundation administers 75 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 Jarre Betts at 860.583.6363 or email jarre@mainstreetfoundation.org.

Scholarships for High School Seniors, College Students and Adult Learners

March 27, 2017 was the application deadline for the 2017/2018 academic year. Thank you to all who applied.

Each scholarship the COmmunity Foundation administers has unique criteria and eligibility requirements. The Scholarship Directory lists each scholarship available for high school seniors, college students and adult learners and is published annually by January 15. The Community Foundation requires completition of an online application for each scholarship. Click here to access the online application wesbite: MSCFScholarships.CommunityForce.com.


Scholarships for Elementary and Secondary School Students

March 27, 2017 was the application deadline for the 2017/2018 academic year. Thank you to all who applied.

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.

The Keating-Monaghan Memorial Scholarship is available to students attending or planning to attend St. Joseph’s School in Bristol.

The Lena M. and Peter L. Korotie Scholarship is available to residents of Bristol that are attending or planning to attend St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.

The Malerbo Memorial Scholarship is available to residents of Bristol that are attending or planning to attend St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol.

The St. Matthew School Scholarship is available to students attending or planning to attend St. Matthew School in Bristol.


Specialty Scholarships

There are a couple of speciality scholarships available to students. These scholarships do not fund the students education, but fund a music camp experience or a computer. Each scholarship utilizes its own application, which is linked to from each description below.

Louise (Humphrey) Van Gorder Music Camp Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 28, 2017 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.

Technology for Teens Grant Program

The 2017 deadline for the Technology for Teens grant program was March 13, 2017. Thank you to all who applied. 

Through an initiative started in 2005 by Bristol philanthropist Bob Fiondella, the Main Street Community Foundation will award several computers to area students to utilize in college. Applicants must be a current member in good standing of the Boys & Girls Club and Family Center of Bristol.