Scholarships

Application

We offer approximately 70 new college scholarships each year, with many differing criteria for eligibility, but only one application is required to be considered for all the available scholarships.  When you apply to our scholarship program, you will be considered for every scholarship for which you are eligible.

The scholarship application for the 2021-2022 school year will be available from December 18, 2020, to February 1, 2021.

To receive updates about scholarship application deadlines, sign up here.

New Applicants:

If you are a new applicant this year, or you have never received a scholarship from the Arlington Community Foundation, then you need to complete an online scholarship application form by February 1, 2021.

You will also be required to submit the following required documents by February 8, 2021:

  • Current High School or College Transcript
  • One Letter of Recommendation – from someone other than your guidance counselor

To be considered for financial-need based scholarships, you may be required to submit the Student Aid Report from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2021. If you are not eligible to submit the FAFSA, you may be asked to provide other information regarding your financial status.

Note: Your application will be considered complete only after the Foundation has received your letter of recommendation and your current high school or college transcript. 

Please direct any questions to scholarship@arlcf.org, or call us at (703) 243-4785.

Returning Applicants:
If you previously received a scholarship from the Arlington Community Foundation, all you need to do is complete an online application form and submit the following materials by 11:59 pm on February 1, 2021.
  • College Transcript – required
  • Student Aid Report from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – required if you received a financial need-based scholarship or if you are applying for a Community Scholarship

Not sure if you need to submit a Student Aid Report? Call us at 703.243.4785 or email scholarship@arlcf.org.

The scholarship application for the 2021-2022 school year will be available from December 18, 2020, to February 1, 2021.

To receive updates about scholarship application deadlines, sign up here.