The following is a list of frequently asked questions about the Community Foundation's application process. Email (vwilliams [at] cfgm [dot] org) Grants & Initiatives Associate Vanessa Williams or call her at (901) 722-0032 for more information.
The Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship funds for Memphis-area residents and others attending post-secondary, technical, and vocational institutions of higher learning.
Yes. Click the check box for every scholarship to which you would like to apply and click the Apply button at the bottom of the page.
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There is no charge to apply.
No. All applications must be submitted online.
No. Scholarship awards are intended to provide only partial support. Scholarships offer varying award amounts depending on the size of the fund, the number of qualified applicants, and the criteria of the fund. Students should investigate additional sources of financial aid such as those listed in financial aid offices of high schools, colleges, and public libraries. High school and college counselors can also provide information for federal financial aid.
Most of the scholarships are for schools in the United States. Exceptions are noted in the scholarship descriptions.
Generally, scholarships used for educational costs such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies are not taxable. However, any portion of the scholarship used for room and board or miscellaneous expenses is taxable.
All information received is confidential and will only be reviewed by the appropriate scholarship review committee members who agree to maintain confidentiality.
Each scholarship fund has its own advisory committee that reviews applications and makes recommendations for scholarship recipients to the Community Foundation's Board of Governors.
No. Scholarships are charitable grants.
You will be notified after the selection committees meet and before June 1 in most cases.
No. In most cases, students must complete the entire application process again in order to be considered for a renewal scholarship. However, most scholarship committees give some preference to renewing applicants, subject to student performance.
Address correspondence letter to "Scholarship Committee" and mail it to the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Avenue, Memphis. TN 38104.