Persbacker Family Scholarship Fund

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$10,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 15

Friday
Awarded By:

Connecticut Community Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. Last year, the CCF awarded over 300 scholarships through its various scholarship funds.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a high school senior at time of application.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  4. Must have been a resident of Bridgewater, Connecticut, for six or more years.
  5. Must have been involved in significant volunteer community service to the Bridgewater community.
  6. Must have a grade point average of B- (2.75) or higher.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who have been a resident of Bridgewater, Connecticut, for six years or more. Students must have been involved in significant volunteer community service to the Bridgewater community, and must have a grade point average of B- (2.75) or higher.

Application requirements for the Persbacker Family Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Recommendation letter
  • Essay
  • FAFSA
Additional Information: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis with consideration given to academic record, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need, recommendation letter, and an essay. The Scholarship Committees of the Connecticut Community Foundation select the recipients for final approval by the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Community Foundation. Announcement of final awards will be made in June. Students who are relatives of Connecticut Community Foundation Board of Trustees, Scholarship Committees, or staff members are ineligible to apply for scholarship support.

Award Amount: $2,500 annually, renewable for three additional years for a total award of $10,000.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $10,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Applications will be available on the Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) website in January. All students must submit the 'Special Funds Application' via the CCF online system. Students may select all scholarships for which they are eligible. Each student must submit the following supporting documents: a legible copy of his/her current high school transcript (SAT scores not required but preferred); contact information for two individuals who will submit letters of recommendation on his/her behalf attesting to the student's community service; a copy of his/her Student Aid Report (SAR) showing his/her EFC (Expected Family Contribution), available by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); and an essay of 1,000 words or less on one of the topics listed on the application. To be considered for this award, the student's essay must address his/her community service. It is strongly recommended that students upload electronic/scanned versions of requested documents to the online application. If upload is not possible, the student should mail the document to the address provided and send an email to the address provided advising that the document is arriving via mail. The student must wait for mailed documents to be uploaded to his/her application by the CCF; therefore, mailing well in advance of the deadline is recommended. The complete online application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on the deadline date.
Contact: Tallitha Richardson
Address: 43 Field St. Waterbury, Connecticut 06702

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