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 $182,000 committed to students in 68 new scholarships awarded in 2023 alone.

Our 2025 scholarship application will open on October 1, 2024, through February 1, 2025, 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.

  • For graduating seniors or current college students, our 2024 scholarship application is now closed.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified about their awards in April and recognized at their high school awards ceremony.
  • Current college students will be notified by mail, using the address on file, in late June.

What is the process?

Use our Scholarship Application Checklist to guide you through the 2023-2024 application process.

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 Submission Summary* (provided you can complete your FAFSA). We make accommodations for those who cannot complete a FAFSA.

Be sure that you have completed all three parts!

**Due to these delays and glitches, in 2024, the Community Foundation will consider all scholarship applicants for both need and merit-based scholarships, regardless of their ability to provide their FAFSA information. Students and families do not need to send over their FAFSA – scholarship selections will take place without this information. 

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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