The Manchester Scholarship Foundation uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) form. FASFA data is sent to a third-party (an accountant) and is NEVER reviewed by the Manchester Scholarship Foundation board. Information is destroyed by the third party within a year after awards are made.
There is an exception with the Adult Learner Scholarships which do not require FAFSA. Therefore, to demonstrate financial need, applicants submit a W-2 form with their application for the Adult Learner Committee to review. The W-2 form is destroyed immediately after the committee makes the Adult Learner selections.
The Manchester Scholarship disburses over $600,000 in scholarships each year. Students may be eligible for one or more scholarships.
The Traditional Scholarship for high school senior awards may vary depending on the number of applicants. Scholarships are evenly divided across the first two years of college and have ranged from $2,000 to $10,000 in recent years.
Recipients of the Jarvis Scholarship receive $7,000 a year through the student's junior and senior years, as long as they maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
Recipients of the Arthur Goodman Strong Scholarship receive a scholarship based on the number of recipients each year and financial need. This i s a one year scholarship but may be awarded multiple years. Applicants must reapply each year.
Recipients of the Damato Adult Learner Scholarship receive $2,000 a semester if they take two or more classes; $600 a semester if they take only one class. There is no GPA requirement, but students must pass their classes. The Adult Learner funds are awarded until the student completes their course of study.
Financial need is one of the factors considered in awarding scholarships. Students with strong academic records may still receive an award even without need.
Yes, you can apply for both scholarships if you are a graduating senior with a documented disability. Please see the AGS Memorial tab for more information.
You can email us at Manchestersfoundation@gmail.com.