How to Apply for a Scholarship

If you’re a high school or homeschooled senior, current college student, early college senior, or adult student, the Community Foundation for Mason County (CFMC) may have a scholarship for you. We manage one of the largest scholarship programs in our area, with $289,000 committed to students in over 154 new and renewed scholarships awarded each year.

Our 2024 scholarship application will open on October 1, 2023 through February 1, 2024, when all applications are due. Our scholarships are awarded once per year. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Mason County and a graduate of a Mason County public or private school.  Scholarships are paid to accredited institutions and divided equally between the terms of the academic year. The scholarship award is used toward the cost of tuition, fees, room and board, books, or other educational expenses the student may incur.

While many scholarships are for specific types of students, colleges, or fields of study, our application process is a “general application.” Each individual application is reviewed and matched with the best-fitting scholarship source. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact us.

The general scholarship application is now open. Read through the content below, and then “Click Here” to apply!

The Adult Student application is now open. Follow the link for additional information.

A complete scholarship application has three parts:

  1. Submit the online application using our online Scholarship Portal
  2. Upload or request a transcript be sent to the Foundation
  3. Upload or provide a Student Aid Report (provided you can complete your FAFSA).

Be sure that you have completed all three parts!

Ready to apply?  Click the button below to create an account with our online scholarship application or to login to finish and submit your application.

Scholarship recipients will be notified about their awards in April 2024 and will be recognized at their school awards assembly. Current college students will be notified by mail in June.

Renewing a Multiple-Year Existing Scholarship

If you received a multiyear scholarship in the previous year(s), you must submit an official transcript of your fall grades with your renewal application by March 1. You will be contacted by our scholarship staff in January. Not all scholarships are renewable.

Available Scholarships

View a complete list of scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation for Mason County.

Recent Scholarship Recipients

View a complete listing of recently awarded Mason County scholarships, including the recipient and amount awarded for each scholarship.

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