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Barnard-Kuichling-Acorn Society Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

To provide scholarships for high school graduates living in Monroe County who are in the top 10 percent of their class and have financial need.

Deadline

April 15

Number and Size of Awards

Several awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 are awarded each year.

Allowed Use of Award

To assist in the support, maintenance, education, and training of students completing their education at colleges of their choosing. This includes tuition, room and board, fees, books, and supplies. Students may use the scholarship to replace work study and/or student loans.

Eligibility Criteria

For graduating seniors residing in Monroe County who:

  • Will continue education at any two- or four-year college, university, or technical school;
  • Are in the top 10 percent of their class; and
  • Have financial need.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation sends a letter to each public high school in Monroe County asking them to nominate one (1) student who meets the criteria above to apply. After all of the nominations are collected, the Community Foundation sends an email inviting students to complete the online application.

Students: If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship, please see your high school's guidance office.

Counselors: If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship, please email scholarships@racf.org.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff and community representatives reviews applications and selects recipient(s).

Award Announcement and Payment

An award letter with instructions to claim the award is mailed to the recipient. The scholarship can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and October 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and March 15). Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received.

To release the scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript verifying full-time enrollment to the Community Foundation. Scholarships not claimed by March 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.

Renewability

This scholarship is a one-time award and is not renewable.


Donor Information

In 1932, $10,000 was bequeathed by the family of Ella Barnard to establish a scholarship fund for worthy young men and women to complete their education in college. Later, Sara Kuichling provided funds in memory of her husband, Emil, to provide education and training to students under age 24. More money was added later from the Acorn Society, founded in 1896 by Caroline Butts Stoddard. The combined funds were moved to the Community Foundation and now provide awards known as Barnard-Kuichling-Acorn Society Scholarships.



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