Eligibility (back to top)
2. Q: If my grades aren't great should I forget about applying?
3. Q: I applied for this once before and was not selected/only got an honorable mention. May I apply again?
4. Q: If I am not a United States citizen, can I apply?
5. Q: Why should high school juniors apply for this scholarship?
Q: If I've already graduated from an undergraduate program and earned a BA/BS degree, am I eligible to apply?
About your Project (back to top)
6. Q: If I have created a project that is new to my school or community but has been done in other communities, am I likely to win?
7. Q. If I created a "Walk for…", for a project that has never been done before, can that be considered?
8. Q: May I apply for this scholarship in connection with a project I completed a year ago?
9. Q: May I apply for a project that I worked on as a member of a team?
10. Q: Am I likely to win if I started a club that is a local chapter of a national organization at my school or in my community?
11. Q: Can I apply if I've creatively solved a problem faced by my family, rather than by my school or community?
The Online Application (back to top)
13. Q: How do I access the online application?
14. Q: When I click on the link to start the online application, why doesn't the page say "Milton Fisher Scholarship" anywhere?
A: The Milton Fisher Scholarship is administered by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and the online application operates using their services. Once you create an account and log in, you will be taken to the Milton Fisher Scholarship application, where you will see our banner.
15. Q: Why do I have to create an account?
A: You need an account in order to save your progress as you complete the online application. Also, since the Milton Fisher Scholarship is administered by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, your account is initially created on their server, which then takes you directly to the Milton Fisher Scholarship portal. Your account is completely private and confidential.
Supporting Materials (back to top)
17. Q: How do I send artwork, press clippings, photographs or other hard copy material that is relevant to my project?
18. Q. What if I do not have digital versions of supporting materials I wish to send?
19. Q: Who should write my letters of recommendation?
20. Q: Do recommendations have to come from teachers?
Financial Information (back to top)
21. Q: Why do you ask for my parent(s)/guardians' IRS 1040?
A: We initially request financial information simply to confirm that the name on your scholarship application matches with the name on an official government form. Later on in the scholarship process, if you are chosen as a winner, then your financial information is used to determine the dollar amount of your award. If you have any questions about this stage of the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
22. Q: What is the proper way to include the IRS 1040 with my application?
A: We only need the first two pages of your parent(s)/guardians' IRS 1040—the form should have YOUR NAME included on it. Typically, your name appears as a Dependent in Item 6, unless you live independently and file your own taxes. If you file separately, include your own IRS 1040 with your application. PLEASE cross out ALL Social Security Numbers (including your own).
23. Q: What if my parents/guardians do not file taxes in the United States, or at all?
Use of Scholarship Funds (back to top)
25. Q: What if I don't go to college right after high school, but take some time off? What if I take time off during college?
26. Q: If I'm already getting financial aid, and I win this scholarship, will my financial aid be reduced by the amount of the scholarship?
27. Q: What happens if I transfer from one college to another?
28. Q: If I take more than four years to get my degree, may I get the scholarship extended?
29. Q: May I use the scholarship for books and school supplies?
30. Q. How is the amount of the award determined?
31. Q: May I spread the amount of the scholarship over the four years in a manner that is not four equal payments?
32. Q: Can the scholarship be used for a vocational or technical school?
33. Q: Can the scholarship be used for a two-year school and then transferred to a 4-year school?
34. Q: Can the scholarship be used for an online program?
Winner Obligations (back to top)
36. Q: What does winning the Milton Fisher Scholarship require me to do?
Notification of Award and Help (back to top)
38. Q: What if I get stuck on my application...and have questions about how best to write up my project? What if I have a hard time writing the essays? My parents are not fluent in English so they cannot help me go over my application.