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
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