P2P Scholarship – Frequently Asked Questions
What scholarships are offered by Person-to-Person?
The P2P Scholarship Program offers a general scholarship as well as several special named scholarships, which each have their own specific eligibility requirements. This year we are also excited to offer the John and Ethel Kashulon Scholarship for students pursuing a vocational or technical degree. All students are only allowed to receive one scholarship per year. Please visit our scholarship page for more information on each award.
Who is eligible?
The Person-to-Person Scholarship Program is a need-based awards granting program. Only applicants demonstrating financial need are eligible for a scholarship.
Eligibility for P2P Scholarships:
For 2020: Must be an incoming Freshman for 2020/2021 OR must be a returning upperclassmen, who has received a Scholarship Award from Person-to-Person in previous years.
- Must be attending an undergraduate program at a 2- or 4-year accredited post-secondary school for the 2020/2021 school year
- Must be enrolled in full-time, 12 or more credits per semester
- Must reside in either Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Wilton, Weston or Greenwich
- Must be able to demonstrate financial need
Eligibility for The John and Ethel Kashulon Scholarship:
- Must be eligible for and provide a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA
- Must be enrolled in a vocational or technical degree program in 2020/2021
- Must reside in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Wilton, Weston, Greenwich or Bridgeport
- Must demonstrate financial need
- Priority will be given to students pursing degrees in: Automotive, Plumbing, Electrical, Welding, Machinery-manufacturing, or Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
How do I apply?
Applications are available HERE beginning on April 1, 2020 at 9am. All applicants must complete the appropriate online application and provide the required supplementary documents.
If you are interested in applying for one of the special scholarships (other than The John and Ethel Kashulon Scholarship) you must complete the general application and answer the appropriate essay prompt at the end of the application. You may apply for as many awards as you feel you are eligible for, but you are only allowed to receive one award per year.
Students interested in the John and Ethel Kashulon Scholarship can apply HERE on a rolling basis for 2020. Please be sure to select the appropriate application link.
What supplemental documents are required?
Each student must provide the following:
- A copy of their most recent transcript (can be unofficial)
- A copy of their Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA, if eligible. If not eligible you must provide a short letter stating the reason
- A copy of your Financial Aid Award Letter from your school
- A copy of your Fall 2020 school bill
Please see deadlines below.
When is the deadline?
All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 13th at 4pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Supplemental documents are due on the following dates:
Due on Wednesday, May 13th at 4pm
- Most recent transcript (can be unofficial)
- Student Aid Report (SAR)
Due on Friday, June 19th at 4pm
- Copy of your Financial Aid Award Letter
- Copy of your Fall 2020 School Bill
How much is each scholarship award?
Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 depending on which award you apply for. The average award is $2,000 for the school year, disbursed $1,000 per semester. All scholarship are only guaranteed for one year and are payable directly to your school.
Students who have received a P2P scholarship are encouraged to re-apply each year. All students, even those that are returning, are required to complete an application, provide the necessary supplemental documents, and attend an interview or they will not be eligible to receive an award. Returning students will be given priority, but must be in good academic standing to be eligible.
The John and Ethel Kashulon Scholarship is for $5,000 for one year and will be paid directly to your school. This scholarship is only provided for one year and is not renewable.
Is an interview required?
Yes, after applications are reviewed, selected students will be moved onto the interview round. Those applicants will meet with one of our volunteer interview teams to review their applications and discuss their plans for school, finances, and ways they can help P2P improve the overall program.
Interview dates will range between May and July, depending on the scholarship you have applied for. If you apply for more than one scholarship, you may be required to do more than one interview.
When will I be notified if I’ve been chosen for a P2P Scholarship Award?
Students that are selected to receive an award will be notified in August.
For more information please contact Kim Collibee, Director of Programs and Technology.