If the scholarship requires completion of the online application, then you cannot submit a paper application.
Applying for a Scholarship
No; however, if your school or recommender requires that your transcripts or letters of recommendation be sent individually, those can be submitted separate from your full application until the application deadline. In addition, if you do recognize that an error has been made, contact the Foundation's office and we will work with you to correct it.
Yes, an unofficial transcript or Internet printout of your transcript is acceptable.
Yes, as long as your name is not readable on the letters anywhere, they are acceptable.
Main Street Community Foundation utilizes a blind review process to ensure not only confidentiality but also fairness. Other than on the cover page and your transcript, you cannot put any identifying information, including your name, your parents’ names, your siblings’ names or your address.
Not all scholarships consider financial need when evaluating applicants, some focus on other things, such as community service, school involvement or your intended field of study. Additionally, scholarships give a varying degree of weight to financial need. For example, financial need is 50 percent of the total score for some scholarships, but only 5 percent of the total score for others.
Your financial information will never be shared with anyone other than the foundation staff member who processes the application. This information will not be seen by the scholarship reviewers.
Yes. You must fill out an application for each scholarship you are applying for. If each scholarship that you are applying for requires that you use an online application, you can click the "Import Responses" button at the top of your dashboard and import the responses to many of the questions you already answered.
You will need to prepare the following support materials to send in with your scholarship application:
- Copy of your full Student Aid Report (SAR), which you receive when you complete the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov).
- Current transcript/report card.
- Two letters of recommendation (required for most funds; must be blinded).
- Essay (required for most funds; each fund has its own unique essay).
Additional instructions and requirements are listed on the application, but the following are required in order for the application to be deemed complete:
- Electronic signature, including the electronic signature of a parent/guardian if under the age of 18
- All required questions to be answered, including the upload of letters of recommendation and the completion of the essays
- One (1) copy of transcript
- One (1) copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR)