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Apply Online for Bay Area Community Foundation Scholarships

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By filling out one online application, you can apply to numerous scholarships at one time. Applications for our BACF scholarships are available each year on December 1 and are due on the first Monday in March. To help prepare for the scholarship application, you can begin to gather the following items:

  • Two letters of recommendation: One letter must be school-related; one letter may be either personal or professional.
  • A copy of your transcript
  • Completed FAFSA and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number: We will need one form of confirmation of completion. Please ensure your name is on it. [Click here to learn more about the application process and the required documentation]
  • An essay between 2,500-3,000 characters (spaces count): What is your most meaningful achievement? How does it relate to your future goals? Why are you deserving of a scholarship?
  • A “portrait” photo: This will be used for a scholarship booklet and presentation announcing the awards. It will not be used in the process to determine awards. If you do not supply a quality photo, you may not appear in the booklet. Photos must show your face clearly. Many students use their senior photos. However, please note that we cannot legally print any photos that still contain a watermark or logo of the photographer. If your senior photos are not ready at the time of application, please attach another acceptable photo and send in the new photo when it is ready.

Frequently Asked Questions

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