Scholarships available to high school, college students from Shelton

Students who reside or attend school in Shelton and surrounding commmunities including Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull or Westport, are eligible for a scholarship sponsored by the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

To be eligible to apply, students must be a current high school senior from one of these towns, or an undergraduate or graduate college student currently attending an accredited college, university or a specialized or advanced vocational training program.

There are two deadlines:

• For current high school seniors the deadline is March 31.

• For current college or vocational students the deadline is April 30.

Many different scholarships

The foundation’s Greater Bridgeport Area (GBA) Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial support to students in pursuit of a post-high school education.

The program offers multiple awards from the general GBA Scholarship Fund in addition to more than 30 separate scholarship funds within the program, giving students the opportunity to apply for up to four different scholarships.

Last year, the foundation and its donors awarded more than 300 scholarships totaling more than $740,000 to students throughout Fairfield County.

Details and information on the eligibility criteria, as well as the online application, are available at Students should also contact their high school guidance counselors to receive information on the scholarships and application process.

Also scholarships specific to schools

In addition to scholarships offered through the GBA Scholarship Program, the foundation and its donors offer scholarship opportunities to students at specific high schools throughout Fairfield County.

Information on these other scholarships will be available in February through the guidance office at each of these designated high schools.

The foundation has awarded more than $168 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For more information, visit