To parents, guardians and students regarding this scholarship application: Please complete the form in order that you, or your son or daughter may become a candidate for a Portland Foundation Scholarship. We ask that you be as accurate as possible knowing that any false or misleading information may disqualify you or your child for consideration. If at at any time you have difficulty filling out the application, please contact us at (260)726-4260.
Please be assured that all information will be treated with the strictest confidence. Also, please note that this application may be used with your permission in consideration for other scholarship funds available within the community. A release form in the application allows this application to be used by other scholarship funds. It must be signed by parents, guardians and the student for this information to be released. SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION PROCESS: The scholarship committee is composed of board members of The Portland Foundation. The committee reviews all applications turned in by the deadline. The scholarship committee will not consider late and/or incomplete applications. If you have any questions regarding the completion of the application, please do not hesitate to contact the Foundation office at (260) 726-4260. Each student is numerically "scored" based upon the following criteria: 1. Academic accomplishment 2. Financial need and resources available to the student 3. Activity and involvement in school, work and the community Once the members of the scholarship committee have scored each student, the individual scores are totaled and averaged to reach a composite score. Then each student is ranked according to his or her average. The full Board of Trustees of The Portland Foundation then reviews the results and determines the number of scholarships to be awarded based on available income and the number of applicants. Those students who plan to attend a program of 4 years or longer are ranked separately from those students planning to attend a program of 1-3 years.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE PORTLAND FOUNDATION IS: FEBRUARY 26, 2018 @ 5:00 PM *PLEASE NOTE* Late applications may not be considered by the selection committee.