The Findlay High School Class of 1956 wanted to help students become teachers who change lives. A scholarship fund at The Community Foundation was their way of shaping the future.
A scholarship is an investment in your community’s future. The Community Foundation provides the expertise in administering the application process and awards scholarship to deserving students.
You can create a scholarship as a memorial to someone special, selecting the eligibility criteria that exemplify that person’s goals and values. Or, you may use it to express your own educational values, or those of your family or business.
Our scholarship manager tracks performance to ensure students continue to meet the terms for scholarship renewals.
Step 1: Determine how you will establish the fund. Either through a full endowment (minimum $15,000 or $25,000 endowment levels) or through a seed fund (minimum $1,000).
Step 2: Establish scholarship criteria. Work with Community Foundation to determine scholarship requirements. Scholarships may be awarded to students based upon area of interest, school, leadership potential, academic achievement and/or other criteria of your choosing.
Step 3: Administration of scholarship funds. Applications for TCF scholarships are made available the first Wednesday of February each year. You or your designees may serve on the selection committee provided certain criteria are met.