Allendale Community Foundation Scholarships
Allendale Community Foundation scholarships are awarded competitively based on criteria set by donors. These criteria could include financial need, the school the applicant is attending, academic achievement, as well as personal or career goals. The Community Foundation has a rigorous internal selection process for each scholarship decision, and each applicant is reviewed in depth, and considered thoroughly. Our scholarship program is simple. You are able to apply once for all foundation scholarships you may be eligible for. Once your application is submitted, you will be eligible for all those for which you meet the requirement.
The 2022 scholarship application is now open.
All applications must be submitted by February 1, 2022 at 5 PM.
How to Apply
Review Available Scholarships
The first step in the application process is to access the list of scholarships. Since the Allendale Community Foundation only requires one application for all scholarships, it’s important to check the boxes that correspond to the scholarships for which you’d like to be considered.
Begin Your Application
If you have any questions during this portion of the application process, contact Holly Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-842-6378.
Additional Submission Requirements
In addition to the application, you’ll have to submit the following documents:
- A copy of your high school or college transcript
- Any additional required documents for specific scholarships (like recommendation letters).
- Page 1 of the Student Aid Report with your Expected Family Contribution included on the form.
Review Your Application
Submit Your Application
All scholarship applications must be submitted online by 5pm on Tuesday February 1, 2022.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
No matter if you’re a graduating senior or if you’re already in college, you’ll need to submit the FAFSA to be considered for federal student financial aid, and to be considered for a Foundation Scholarship. For help, be sure to contact your student services office and the TCAN College Adviser. Complete and submit your FAFSA as early as October 1st at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
To fill out the form, you and your parent will need to create a FSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov. For help on either creating an ID or filling out the form, you can go to www.studentaid.gov, call 1-800-4-FED-AID or email email@example.com.
Applications become available in early December 2021. All applications must be submitted by 5 PM on Tuesday February 1, 2022.
To apply you’ll need to have already completed your FAFSA and Financial Information Form.
Friday, January 7, 2022 5PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 5PM
This is when the application processing and selection committees convene. From there, applications are transferred to the selection committees, where they will each be considered carefully throughout the month.
May through June
During this time, college students will be notified of an award via email. High school students will be presented scholarship awards at their high school awards ceremony. Check with your high school for the date and time of that event.
July through August
Upon receiving the necessary acceptance materials, scholarship awards will be mailed to the appropriate educational institutions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to reapply if I received an Allendale Community Foundation Scholarship last year?
Is an unoffical transcript of my grades ok?
High school seniors – your complete transcript, including: your first semester senior-year grades, cumulative grade point average, ACT score, and class rank, is required.