The SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. ("SBMCF") awards college scholarships of up to $5,000 each annually to students selected on the basis of financial need, school and community activities, and academic achievement.
A) You must be a United States citizen and full-time resident of Hartford, Tolland, or Windham County.
B) You must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or be in the top 40% of your class in high school.
C) You must include a full copy of your submitted Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or your valid Federal Student Aid Report (SAR) for the time period required by the Department of Education.
D) Your name as applicant must only appear on page 2 of the application. All other pages should only include the last four digits of your social security number. To ensure a fair evaluation process, the members of the Scholarship Committee must NOT know the identity of the applicant during the section process. Any information on subsequent pages that would reveal the applicant's name or full social security number may disqualify the application.
E) You must be applying to, or attending, a two or four year accredited college or university in Connecticut. Full time enrollment is required.
Scholarship submissions will be initially reviewed by the SBMCF Scholarship Director and staff for completeness and receipt of all required information. Submissions are then entered into the "blind application" review process by the SBMCF Scholarship Committee. Information taken into consideration by the Committee will be financial need, school and community activities, academic achievement, and writing ability. Applications that are chosen by the Committee will be sent to a Financial Analyst for independent review of each applicant's need. The final decision regarding awards will then be made by the Scholarship Committee.
Applications for scholarships are accepted from January through March for the following academic year (beginning in September). Awards are made in June.