Applying for Scholarship Award

Eligibility:
 
 ●  All Woodbury residents - graduating high school seniors, continuing education & college students (4 year max).
 ● Bethlehem resident students are eligible for some scholarships.
 ● The Thomson Scholarship is awarded to a qualified Nonnewaug High School graduating senior or graduate, from any Connecticut town, pursuing studies in an agriculture or STEM discipline. 
 

Students must submit applications online in the form of a "Student Profile".  Submissions may be made beginning January 1st and ending April 1st of each year for awards made in May-June. Student Profile access is through the "Click to Login" icon below.

All applicants are urged  to review available scholarships & grants to confirm possible eligibility. For scholarship listing Click Here
 
Students may initiate their Student Profile at any time in preparation for a first-time application and the Profile can simply be updated as needed until the end of eligibility. Training documents are available to assist in completing the required information.  Click Here
 
A parent or guardian is required to provide family financial information from the student's FAFSA submission online directly to your Profile by way of a secure site.  A training document is also available to assist the completion of the parent/guardian submission.  Click Here
 
School counselors are asked to provide transcripts and verify information in student application. Training documents are available to assist school counselors. Click Here 
 
References, including counselors, are asked to fill out references on line.  Training documents are available to assist in completing and submitting references. Click Here

 

Instructions for High School Graduating Seniors:

Profile Essays REQUIRED:

  Goals and Aspirations.  Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars requires you to write a 300 word or less essay on you goals and aspirations. Think of where you have been and then think about the next 5 years of your life and what you want to accomplish. Tell us about it.

  Unusual Circumstances. Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars requires you to write a 300 word or less essay on any unusual family or personal circumstances that has happened to you. Think over your life from birth to the present - everyone has been touched by unusual circumstances of some kind - either personally, family members, friends, pets, disabilities, disasters, deaths, illness, lack of money. Tell us about it.

  Some Scholarships have required Custom Eligibility questions and/or Custom Essays. They will be read and scored as well as the above essays.

  Additional criteria - some scholarships are looking for certain student characteristics/criteria. It behooves you to review the attached list Click Here and include the specific criteria that fit you in your profile documents - activities, goals, etc.  

 

Instructions for Continuing Education & College Students:

IMPORTANT NOTE: This software program was created to provide applications for seniors graduating from high school. It does not work well for continuing education students. Therefore, use the Support Tab on every page for help from ChapterNet.

 Here are the things that you are required to do to have a completed application:

 ● Update: School/education - year in school, major if changed, college if changed, current grade level, etc.

 ● Remove old activities, awards and work information to make current information primary.

 ● Update: Awards - any additional awards, financial or otherwise, for the past year. (ex. 2018)

 ● Update: Work experience (work/study, summer, internships, etc.) Include current year date.

 ● Update: Activities - lectures out of class, rallies, charity work, performances, anything you participated in. Include the current school year date.

 ● Obtain: one (1) new reference, preferably from you current academic setting - professor, coach, instructor, advisor, guidance, etc.  This is a requirement. And the follow-up necessary to make sure that the reference has responded is your responsibility. References can only be accepted through the link on the application - remind your reference person to check Junk Mail if they don't get an emailed link shortly after you submit the request.

 ● If you find an additional essay, specific to a scholarship you are eligible for - answer it.

 ● Anything you write in your Profile should have the current date at the beginning.

New Profile Essays REQUIRED:

 ● Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars requires you to write a NEW 350 word or less essay on your Goals and Aspirations. Although you may use elements of past essays, the essay you write must be original to the current year. Think over the last year of your life, then think about where you want to be in five years. What did you do this year that helped you along that path? How have you changed over the past year because of what has happened to you?

 ● Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars requires you to write a NEW 350 word or less essay on any Unusual Circumstances - any unusual family or personal circumstances that have affected you. Think over your life from birth to the present - everyone has been touched by unusual circumstances of some kind - either personally, through family members, friends, pets, disability, disasters, near-disasters, even hearing about someone else's problems, etc. Although you may use elements of past essays, the essay you write must be original to the current school year. After this past year, how have your perceptions changed about this unusual circumstance? How have you changed in relation to it?

● Be sure to answer any questions or additional essays as they pertain to specific scholarships.

Additional criteria - some scholarships are looking for certain student characteristics/criteria. It behooves you to review the attached list Click Here and include the specific criteria that fit you in your profile documents - activities, goals, etc.  

Use the "Click to Login" icon below to access the Student Profile form. Each part of the Student Profile has a "Support" help key to request additional (usually technical) support.  Other questions related to the scholarship fund's polices and practices may be emailed to ApplicationHelp@wsfund.org

Please begin the Student Profile as soon as possible so any questions may be addressed before the submission deadline.