The Edwards Scholarship Fund

First-Time Scholarship Application for College Students, 2017-2018

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Welcome to The Edwards Scholarship Fund Online First-Time Scholarship Application for College Students. 


Complete this form to the best of your ability.


Certain questions are required, and you will not be able to submit the Application before going back and completing them. You will be told which items to complete, and you can go back to them. Use the "Next Page" and "Previous Page" buttons to move through the Application.


You may need to stop working on the Application before finishing it. You can stop, save your work and come back by using the link provided at the top of the page. 


You can print your Application before submitting it  When you are on the last page of the application, you will see a "Submit" button to securely submit your Application to us. You may also submit supporting documents. After submission, you will no longer be able to make any changes to the application.


You will receive an email confirmation that the Application has been received. It will contain further instructions on submitting any remaining required documents.


Background:
The Edwards Scholarship Fund was established in 1939 by Grace M. Edwards, a lifelong resident of Boston. The Fund seeks to further the development of good citizenship through education by offering scholarships to men and women of good character and ability who are in need of financial assistance. Applicants must reside within the city limits of Boston, Massachusetts. Recipients are asked to contribute to the Fund when their incomes allow. Grace Edwards’ legacy is helping educated citizens help others and your future contribution to the Fund will allow that legacy to live on.


ELIGIBILITY

  • You must have graduated from high school or completed the GED by June of this calendar year.
  • You must have maintained a high school Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 and are currently maintaining at least that average in college.
    CERTIFICATION
    By completing and submitting this Application, I/we affirm that the information contained in the following Application and in all supporting documentation is true, accurate, and complete. I, student applicant, am eligible to apply:
    MM/DD/YYYY
    MM/DD/YYYY

    Parent/Guardian Contact Information if different from applicant's information.

    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                    Page 1 of 7

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    Applicant's Information:
    MM/DD/YYYY


    OPTIONAL INFORMATION:



    NOTE: We do not use optional information in awarding scholarships but it is helpful for us to better understand our reach in the community.


    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                    Page 2 of 7

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    COLLEGE ATTENDING:




    MM/DD/YYYY

    mm/dd/yyyy

    We will email the professor, dean, or academic adviser who will write a recommendation for you. Your recommender will then submit the recommendation electronically to the Edwards Scholarship Fund. Your recommender will not have access to your Edwards Scholarship Application.



    SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION (HIGH SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY):


    MM/DD/YYYY




    for example, 6/15/2013

    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                    Page 3 of 7

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    AWARDS AND HONORS:

    List awards and honors received to date. Include financial scholarships and amounts.





    $
    If scholarship amount is "0" leave this box blank.
    Add another
    VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:

    List volunteer community service activities that were/are important to you in College and High School.







    Add another

    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                    Page 4 of 7

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    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    List paid jobs that you have held in College and High School:







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    ESSAYS:
    THE FOLLOWING ESSAYS ARE TO BE COMPLETED BY YOU, THE APPLICANT.

    IT IS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE TO SUBMIT ESSAYS THAT YOU HAVE PROOFREAD THOROUGHLY, THIS MEANS CHECKING GRAMMAR, SPELLING, AND CLARITY OF CONTENT. YOU CAN COPY/PASTE FROM A WORK DOCUMENT, BUT PLEASE READ YOUR ESSAY AGAIN TO MAKE SURE THAT IT COPIED CORRECTLY.

    ESSAY 1: REQUIRED PERSONAL ESSAY WRITTEN BY STUDENT APPLICANT




    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                    Page 6 of 7

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    FAMILY FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

    Please note that you will be asked to submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and may, on a case by case basis, be asked for a copy of your most recent federal income tax return(s).


    PLEASE ASK A PARENT FOR THE INFORMATION BELOW.

    Your parent may actually complete this section, and it may be advisable since your parent has the information. 


    $

    $

    $

    $

    Explain any special circumstances, such as unemployment, illness, tuition expenses, support paid on behalf of family members (example, grandparents) who are not tax dependents, etc (limit 200 words):


    Submission Instructions:

    After clicking "Proceed to last step" and confirming your entries, the Edwards Scholarship Fund will receive and process your application.  It may take a few seconds for the submission to go through.  If submission is successful, you will receive a confirmation email containing your Application ID, Edwards Fund ID, and a link to a web page where you can upload documents.

    Please note these documents are due by March 20th for successful and complete application submission.

    Some of these documents need to be requested by the student and issued by the high school/College or recommender:

    • Official College Transcript (mail to Edwards Fund by college registrar)
    • Recommendation from professor or dean (uploaded by professor/dean)



     Since you will not have your aid for the upcoming year until later in the spring or summer, submit your current year aid statement with this application. 


    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                    Page 7 of 7

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    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South Street, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111
    617-654-8628 | info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org