Greenwich Scholarship Association is Accepting Applications through March 13

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Casey Martin received the Michelle Yee Scholarship award from Jamie Yee. Casey was deemed a deserving student who attended Julian Curtiss Elementary School and demonstrated a commitment to their academic studies. The award is in memory of Michelle Yee who was a student at JC who excelled in her studies and showed a sincere concern for those around her. Credit: Leslie Yager

The Greenwich Scholarship Association (GSA) is accepting applications from high school seniors for 2015 scholarships. To qualify for a scholarship students must be Greenwich residents and/or attend GHS and demonstrate financial need. Last year, Headmaster Winters said a total of $522,700 was awarded to 123 recipients. “Some will receive a lot and some will receive a little,” Winters said in 2014. “But they’re all equally worthy.”

Completion of this application automatically makes students with demonstrated financial need eligible for all scholarships GSA represents, including those from PTA and PTAC.

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Greenwich Free Press 2014 intern Matt Pignataro received the Christopher J. Chute Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a deserving student who is an athlete and has been committed to their studies. Chris Chute played on baseball and basketball teams while a student at GHS. Credit: Leslie Yager

Click for link to GSA application. The deadline to apply is March 13th at midnight. The GSA scholarship awards ceremony will take place in June.

Need-based scholarships are awarded only to candidates who have demonstrated financial need. Students who qualify for the GSA scholarship process have shown that their family’s financial resources, including income and savings, combined with their financial aid package from their chosen school will not cover their cost of college. Applicants who do not meet the financial need criteria will be notified in early April.

Applications are submitted electronically, and students can save their work, so it need not be completed all at once.

Applicants are also required to submit their Student Aid Report (SAR) which is generated when the FAFSA is completed. All students must file a FAFSA as part of the request for aid from schools.

The SAR can be electronically submitted with the application or mailed to Greenwich Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 4627, Greenwich, CT 06831.

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At the 2014 GSA scholarship award ceremony, Elias Frank received the Michael Jon Greenberg memorial Scholarship. Credit: Leslie Yager

Applicants should allow at least 5 days for receipt of their SAR after filing the FAFSA. The GSA deadline is March 13, 2015 and late applications will no be accepted. All financial information will be kept confidential and is for eligibility purposes only.

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Greenwich Scholarship Association Doles Out over $500K to Deserving College-Bound GHS Seniors