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Below you will find information about the various Scholarships for which you may be eligible.
These include the Person to Person Scholarship Program, which is the basic application that must be completed by all candidates, plus six special Scholarships that provide broader funding and support.
All applicants, if eligible, are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and are interviewed as part of the screening process. Grants are distributed once a year for both semesters.
The Scholarship application process begins April 1 and ends May 11. Recipients are notified of their awards in August. Students with financial needs residing in Norwalk, Stamford, and surrounding towns receive primary consideration.
Click on the Scholarship Application link below to apply.
The prompts for special scholarship requirements can be found at the end of the general application. Students are encouraged to apply for as many of the special Scholarships for which they qualify. However, only one Scholarship will be awarded to a student. There are a limited number of Scholarships available. Not all students who apply will receive a Scholarship.
Email Lauren Franciamore with questions regarding the application process.
We appreciate your interest and wish you all the best in this process and your academic endeavors.
The submission period for 2021/2021 applications opens on April 1, 2021 at 9am.
The deadline for all applications to be submitted for consideration is May 11, 2021 at 4pm.
Person to Person Scholarship Program
The Person to Person Scholarship Program, established in 1968, provides financial assistance for high school graduates from low-income households who are applying to or already enrolled in college. Students with financial need, residing in Norwalk, Stamford and the surrounding towns, receive primary consideration.
Requirements: To be considered for this scholarship, students who are eligible for federal financial aid are required to provide their Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA, a financial aid award letter from their College/University and a copy of their most recent grades. This is the primary Scholarship application and is required for all Scholarship awards – including the special Scholarships listed below.
Mentoring 4 Success
The Mentoring 4 Success Scholarship will be granted to an incoming first-year student who has a desire to work collaboratively with a mentor throughout his or her four years in college in order to maximize the opportunities offered by a higher education. Mentoring 4 Success awards $5,000 per year.
Requirements: Students must be attending a four-year college or university to qualify for this scholarship. The student must actively engage with his or her mentor, remain in good standing and reapply each of the four years of college. This application requires a written response to a series of questions and an essay.
Mentoring 4 Success Scholarships Generously Funded By:
- Catherine and Elwood Davis
- The Edouard Foundation
- The Georgescu Family Foundation
- The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation
- The Herbert & Nell Singer Foundation, Inc.
- The William and Lynda Steere Foundation
- The Philip T. (Pete) Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund
Person to Person STEM Scholarship
The Person to Person STEM Scholarship will be granted to a student pursuing a major or minor degree in one of the following: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Medicine. The Person to Person STEM Scholarship awards $5,000 per year.
Requirements: A student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a demonstrated need for scholarship assistance in the amount of $5,000 or more. Available to students in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of study. This application requires an essay.
Lockhart Family Charitable Trust Scholarship for Academic Excellence
The Lockhart Scholarship was established in 2004 and will be granted to a student with an excellent academic record who is one of the first in his or her family to attend college. The Lockhart Scholarship awards $5,000 per year.
Requirements: This application requires an essay.
This award will be granted to a student who is highly motivated to both achieve a higher education and give back to their community. The ELH Scholarship awards $2,000 per year.
Requirements: To qualify, a student must also be a parent, or have faced a significant illness in their family. This application requires a written response to a series of questions.
Napolitano Family Scholarship
The Napolitano Scholarship will be granted to a student with a demonstrated commitment to learning. The Napolitano Scholarship awards $5,000 per year.
Requirements: This application requires a written response to a series of questions.
Transforming Lives Scholarship
The Transforming Lives Scholarship was established in 2019. This scholarship will be granted to a student who is a single parent and demonstrates a strong commitment to furthering his/her education while attending a two or four year college. The Transforming Lives Scholarship awards $3,000 per year.
Requirements: This application requires an essay.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 2021: Must be an incoming Freshman for 2021/2022 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 2021/2022 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
Applications are available HERE beginning on April 1, 2021 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 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.
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 2021 school bill
Please see deadlines below.
All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, May 11th at 4pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Supplemental documents are due on the following dates:
Due on Tuesday, May 11th at 4pm
- Most recent transcript (can be unofficial)
- Student Aid Report (SAR)
Due on Friday, June 18th at 4pm
- Copy of your Financial Aid Award Letter
- Copy of your Fall 2021 School Bill
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.
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.
Students that are selected to receive an award will be notified in August.
For more information please contact Lauren Franciamore.