We have a pool of scholarship funds which are dedicated to College Upperclassmen. To be eligible, you must currently be going into your college sophomore, junior or senior year, and you must be 24 years of age or younger. You also must not currently be receiving any renewable scholarship through the Middletown Community Foundation. Upperclassman may apply 2 times per year, the deadlines for these applications are July 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. These scholarships are one-time scholarships, meaning they do not automatically renew.
Upperclassmen scholarships require two letters of reference. All application information must be completely turned in by the appropriate due date before 11:59 PM. Until that time, you may make changes and additions to your application. By logging in, you can track your application to see what you have completed and what you still may need to complete before the deadline. Make sure that you use an email account that you actively and regularly check. This is the way you will be contacted by staff regarding missing items, awards and follow-up information. You will be required to answer essay questions. We STRONGLY suggest that you write the essays in a word processing program so that you can have them reviewed and edited, then cut and paste them into your online application in the appropriate space.
To complete the online application for Middletown Community Foundation Scholarships, you will need to assemble:
I do not have a FAFSA SAR. The FAFSA for the upcoming school year opened and was available to fill out in October. We absolutely require that you upload your SAR to be considered for need based scholarships. If you have not heard from FAFSA before the scholarship deadline of February 14th, then you should report an EFC of $100,000 to ensure that your application is complete and you will not be considered for need-based scholarships. This number also sends a message to staff that you are declining or unable to upload an SAR.
When is the application due? The upperclassman scholarship deadlines are July1 and December 1 at 11:59 PM Everything must be uploaded into your application by this time. After 11:59 the application will close. If you do not have a complete application, you will not be considered. No exceptions. We highly recommend that you aim to complete your initial application and click the “submit application” button at least one week before the deadline.
When will I receive my check? We pay scholarships directly to your school. It is important that you give us the correct school name, bursar’s address, and student ID # within the application so that we can send payment on your behalf. If you withdraw from classes, or are not enrolled, the school is required to send the unused portion of your scholarship back to us.
Do I need to fill out a new application each time? Yes. The application will open on November 1 and June 1 of each year to allow a new group of applicants to apply. Because the upperclassman scholarship is non-renewable, you must fill out the application each time in order to be considered. Each cycle brings a new applicant pool. Previous winners are not guaranteed to win again.
This is not my first time applying. I have already given letters of reference. Do I really need to do this again? Yes. Most importantly, it completes your application in AwardSpring. Without them, you will not be applied to the Upperclassman Scholarship. In addition, while you are not required to upload different letters each time, you may have obtained better references since your last application.
My email address has changed. We cannot transfer scholarship information to a new profile, so please DO NOT create a new account in AwardSpring. Try logging in using your old address and changing your email address from your current profile. If that does not work, call our offices and we can change your email address from the administrative side.
I have decided to change schools. CONTACT US at 513-424-7369. Our course of action will depend on how much processing we have done on your scholarship.