Apply for a Scholarship

Main Street Community Foundation administers over 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.

March 12, 2021, was the application deadline for the 2021/2022 academic year. Thank you to all who applied!

The Scholarship Directory lists each scholarship available for high school seniors, college students and adults returning to school and details the eligibility criteria and is published annually by January 15. The Community Foundation requires the completion of an online application for each scholarship using its online application website.

Click here to access the online application website: MSCFScholarships.CommunityForce.com.

Scholarships for Elementary and Secondary School Students

March 12, 2021, was the application deadline for the 2021/2022 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 will be linked to from the description below when they become available on January 15. If you are applying for a scholarship on behalf of several children, please submit one application per child.

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

Specialty Scholarships

There is a specialty scholarship available to students. This scholarship does not fund the student's 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 23, 2021 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.