We’re glad you’re considering our scholarship program—welcome! Our online portal will guide you through the application steps. Here’s an overview of the process.

1. Create an account.

Begin by creating a user profile to access our online portal. The portal, which you can return to at any time, is where you’ll fill in your application and designate which scholarship(s) you’re applying for. A list of applicable awards will filter as you select different criteria.

2. Contact your guidance counselor and learn the deadlines.

If you’re a high school student, we recommend working closely with your high school guidance counselor throughout the application process. They’ll be able to help you find the scholarships that best fit your student profile and tell you about submission dates (also listed on the scholarship webpage).

If you’re a nontraditional student, our Director of Grantmaking will be able to answer any of your questions.

3. Prepare your materials.

All applications require a general essay outlining your educational and career goals.

Some opportunities require an additional essay or letter of recommendation, as directed by the scholarship donor. Follow the instructions in the portal once you’ve chosen the award(s) you’re applying for.

4. Complete and submit your application.

Follow the instructions in the online portal to complete all the application steps, and work with your guidance counselor and our Director of Grantmaking, if needed. When you’re ready, submit the application through the portal.

5. Find out at graduation.

Most high schools announce scholarship recipients at graduation. If you’ve been awarded, you’ll also receive a letter and confirmation paperwork from FCFP at a later date. We don’t send denial letters. If you’re a nontraditional student, we’ll send you a letter with the results.

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Have a question about the application process? Reach out to Betty!

Betty Gilmour, Director of Grantmaking
[email protected]
570-321-1500, ext. 18