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The Charles F. Sawyer, Jr. & Mary Esther Sawyer Scholarship


Welcome! Thank you for showing interest in the first annual Sawyer Foundation Scholarship. We will be awarding $5,000 to a high school student in Southeastern Pennsylvania that shows excellence in the community and the classroom. All High School Juniors and Seniors are Eligible!

2017 Award Year Criteria & Application Instructions Criteria

Applicant must be currently enrolled as a high school Sophomore, Junior or Senior; and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels may apply.
Academic achievement is NOT considered;
Grade point average is NOT considered;
Extracurricular activities are NOT considered;
The student’s intended major will have no influence on the committee’s choice.
ONLY the student’s essay will be considered

The Sawyer Foundation’s scholarship committee will determine, and has final say, on all award recipients. The award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student’s first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student’s choosing within the United States.

Deadline, Selection, and Distribution

• Application Deadline • Applications must be received by May 30, 2017.
Winners chosen June 30, 2017; and awards distributed: July 15, 2017.
Only one application per student, per award year will be accepted.
Only non-winners may reapply each subsequent year.

Application Instructions

All applications for The Sawyer Foundation’s Scholarship will consist of:
• A completed scholarship application
• A 500-word, typed, double-spaced essay on “How my time in high school prepared me for college”

Application Status All submitted application packets become the exclusive property of The Sawyer Foundation. No correspondence regarding the receipt, screening, verification, or judging status of a submitted application will be accepted. An application may NOT be amended or supplemented once it has been received. You may receive a call from a representative of the Charles and Mary Esther Sawyer Foundation to verify and review the information contained in the application.


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Essay *

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The Charles F. Sawyer, Jr. and Mary Esther Sawyer Foundation
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