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

Application Deadline: March 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.*

The 2017 Scholarship Directory lists each scholarship available for high school seniors, college students and adult learners and details the eligibility requirements. 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.

*The deadline is Monday, March 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. for most scholarships, but there are a few exceptions. Consult the 2017 Scholarship Directory for those that have an earlier deadline.


Scholarships for Elementary and Secondary School Students

Application Deadline: March 27, 2017 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.
This scholarship is not available to new students in 2017; 2016 scholarship awardees have been contacted and asked to submit a renewal application. 

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 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 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 St. 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 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

Application Deadline: March 13, 2017 at 4 p.m.

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.
Click here for the application, which includes further eligibility requirements.