Scholarship Application Instructions
Scholarship applications for the 2015-15 academic year will be available
on-line after February 1, 2015.
Be sure to
read all materials completely so that you understand what is
available, the criteria, and what is expected of you. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.
Scholarship applications are due April 1, 2014.
1. Complete the
Download the PDF version of the appropriate application
Adobe Acrobat Reader ) and print it out. Fill out the application
by neatly printing or typing your information (2 pages).
If you have
trouble downloading the application, copies will be available at high
school guidance offices or you may request a copy from the Foundation
office (315-782-7110 or click here).
2. Print and
give the applicant appraisal form(s) to someone at
your school or place of employment. Two appraisals are required for
freshman applicants and one for non-traditional applicants. Please
note that you are responsible for making sure that they complete and
return them to the Foundation by the deadline.
3. Write your
essay, answering the questions listed on the first page of
the application, and include it with your application. For pointers on
writing an essay, see
The College Essay on The Princeton Review web site,
4. Request that
your school send the Foundation an
official transcript of your grades to date.
your application and check it for completion. Mail or hand deliver
your application, including your essay, to the Foundation at the
address listed below. Do not email your application.
York Community Foundation
120 Washington Street � Suite 400
Watertown, NY 13601
Your application must be received or postmarked by April 1, 2014.
Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be
Notification of decisions will be mailed to applicants by August 1,
Purple Heart Scholarship Applications
are reviewed throughout the year until all funds available for the
academic year are awarded.
Non-traditional applications are due June 2, 2014 but
should follow the above instructions. Notifications to non-traditional
students will be mailed by August 1, 2014 as well.