Apply for a Scholarship
Main Street Community Foundation administers over 90 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 when the scholarship cycle opens.
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 email@example.com.
- Scholarships for High School Seniors, College Students and Adult Learners
- Scholarships for Elementary and Secondary School Students
- Specialty Scholarships
Scholarships for High School Seniors, College Students and Adult Learners
Main Street Community Foundation administers over 90 scholarships for graduating high school seniors, current college students and adult learners; all scholarship have unique eligibility criteria and various award amounts. The Scholarship Directory is published annually by January 15 when the scholarship cycle opens; it lists each scholarship available for high school seniors, college students and adults returning to school, and details the eligibility criteria. The Community Foundation does require the completion of an online application for each scholarship using the Online Scholarship Portal; the deadline is traditionally mid-March of each year.
To apply for any scholarship when the cycle opens, you will access the Online Scholarship Portal and first complete the universal application which will indicate which specific scholarship opportunities you may qualify for. At that point you can select which specific scholarships you'd like to apply to and complete the supplemental questions (letters of recommendation, essays, etc.) unique to each of those. Recipients will be notified in mid-May via email, and scholarship payment will be made to the student's school during the summer. If you have any questions, contact Samantha Rajotte, Scholarship & Program Officer, at 860.583.6363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view the 2023 Scholarship Directory, which lists all scholarships that were available in 2023.
Scholarships for Elementary and Secondary School Students
There are several scholarships available to students attending or planning to attend private elementary and secondary schools in Bristol. Each scholarship utilizes its own online application, which can be accessed through the Foundation's Online Scholarship Portal when the scholarship cycle opens on January 15 annually. The deadline for all submissions is traditionally mid-March of each year.
The Keating-Monaghan Memorial Scholarship is available to students attending or planning to attend St. Joseph 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 Merenda Family Scholarship is available to a parishioner in good standing of St. Francis de Sales Parish in Bristol who is either enrolled in a Catholic elementary or high school, or is enrolled in post-secondary religious studies for priesthood or religious life.
The Saint Matthew School Scholarship is available to students attending or planning to attend St. Matthew School in Bristol.
Deadline: April 28, 2023 at 11:59p.m.
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 online application, which can be accessed through the Foundation's Online Scholarship Portal.
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. This scholarship is for full camp tuition.