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Search & Apply for a Scholarship

Most scholarship deadlines are March 15 and accept our common application, which opens on January 1.

Apply with our common application

Once you have logged in to our online portal, select "Apply" at the top of the page, then scroll down to find "Scholarship Common Application" and apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible with a single application. You will be prompted to submit supplemental materials for any scholarship funds that require them.

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  • Complete the FAFSA to obtain your Student Aid Report (SAR). Save the first page of the report as a PDF.
  • In no more than 650 words, write an essay that shares an accomplishment, event or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself and others.
  • Obtain the name and email of your guidance councelor or college registrar.
  • Obtain the email addresses of two people who will write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.


  • Our common application opens on January 1.
  • Most scholarship applications are due on March 15, unless otherwise noted, and will be reviewed by an advisory committee.
  • You will be notified by email if you have received a scholarship. Decisions are generally made within 8 to 12 weeks of the application deadline.
  • If awarded a scholarship, you will be directed to upload your fall semester bill. We will send payment directly to your college or university within two weeks of receiving your bill.

How To Accept Your Scholarship Award

BTCF manages more than 50 scholarship funds established by donors who care about making higher education available to everyone. Search our scholarships in the grid below, or view them by school district.

The Margaret Derwin Scholarship Fund, Sean Patrick French Scholarship Fund, Sweet Brook Scholarship Fund, Tabor Foundation Fund and Violet Simmons Scholarship Fund require separate applications. Scholarships that require a separate application are indicated by an asterisk (*) at the end of the scholarship description in our search grid below. 

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Scholarship NameCountyDeadline 
Tabor Foundation Fund
Scholarships for residents of northwest Litchfield, northeast Dutchess and southeast Columbia (Ancram, Ancramdale and Copake) counties who plan to undertake education or training in a health care or medical field (nursing, EMT, physical therapy, counseling, etc.) and to seek employment in their community afterwards. Non-residents working in the area may also apply.*
Columbia, Northeast Dutchess, Northwest Litchfield06/30/22Apply
Margaret Derwin Scholarship Fund
$105,000 scholarship for a Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Conn., student awarded in his/her junior year of high school.*
Northwest Litchfield02/18/22Apply
Alice and Richard Henriquez Memorial Fund and Youth World Awareness Program
Provides grants to young people ages 14-22 engaged in international community service projects.*
Entire Region02/21/22Apply
Ben Paley Scholarship Fund
For seniors graduating from a public high school in Berkshire County and northwest Litchfield County who wish to study music.
Berkshire, Northwest Litchfield03/15/22Apply
George H. and Lucille E. Buterbaugh Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for Salisbury, Conn., high school seniors of Housatonic Valley Regional High School.
Northwest Litchfield03/15/22Apply
Teddy Lee Drumm Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for residents of Sharon, Conn.
Northwest Litchfield03/15/22Apply
The Ferris Burtis Scholarship Fund
Scholarships for students going on to study classical music.
Entire Region03/15/22Apply
Karen Kisslinger Scholarship Fund
For students of Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Webutuck High School and Monument Mountain Regional High School who have a demonstrated interest and passion for holistic, health and wellness practices.
Berkshire, Northeast Dutchess, Northwest Litchfield03/15/22Apply
Andrea Wagner Women in Science Scholarship Fund
Scholarship fund for female residents of the Berkshire Taconic region who are enrolled in a four-year college program majoring in math, chemistry, engineering or physical sciences and who are freshmen, sophomores or juniors at the time of the application
Entire Region03/15/22Apply
Simple Gifts Fund
Scholarships for Berkshire Taconic region young people for cultural or creative summer enrichment programs.*
Entire Region04/28/22Apply
Arts Fund for Region One
Promotes educational opportunities in the arts for students residing in Canaan (Falls Village), Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury or Sharon, Conn.*
Northwest Litchfield05/15/22
for Fillman Scholarship. Project grants: Rolling