Memorial and Specials Funds



Scholarship Applications

Alumni Appeal

Applications are now available.
Separate deadlines for graduating High School and College students.  Please read for details.

The Bolton Scholarship Fund was established in 1971. It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to coordinate the accumulation and distribution of money for the further education of Bolton High School graduates and/or Bolton, CT residents. Federal tax exempt status was established in 1987. The Bolton Scholarship Committee is composed of volunteer members representing various town organizations and the community at large.

The Committee is responsible for maintaining the Permanent Fund, a General Fund, and Memorial and Special Funds. In addition to the annual business and town-wide appeals, the committee also contacts BHS alumni and conducts a Phonathon each year. Contributions are always welcome and may be sent to the address listed below c/o of Bolton High School. Information is also available with regard to the establishment of Memorial and/or Special Funds.  In 2013 we awarded $82,350 to high school graduates and college students.

To be considered for a scholarship award, students must submit an official application. Application forms, which are available on our website in December, must be completed and returned to the Bolton Scholarship Fund, Inc. by the April due date specified on the application. Upon receipt, the applications are numbered to preserve anonymity and to ensure impartial evaluation. Awards take into account many factors including academic achievements, financial need, extra curricular activities, community service and character. Many of our awards have additional criteria.

Our organization is unique among others in the area in that it not only makes awards to graduating seniors, but continues to support Bolton students who reapply throughout their college careers. The distribution of scholarship money is a responsibility that the committee takes very seriously. We review and revise our application forms and point system as needed, acting in the best interests of both recipients and donors. We strive to help as many applicants as possible.

The basic minimum scholarship varies and multiple awards may also be given. Awards to graduating seniors are announced at the Bolton High School Senior Celebration in June. College students receive notification by mail. Names of all recipients are listed in the graduation program. Scholarships generally go directly to students' accounts at their respective institutions.

If you have any questions about this organization or would be interested in serving on the committee, please contact us.

Bolton Scholarship Fund, Inc.  |  72 Brandy Street  |  Bolton, CT  |  06043 

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