For Academic Year 2014-15

The Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation
PO Box 55548
Seattle, WA 98155-0548
admin@maxwell.org

We have a new mailing address as of 11/15/2013

Scholarship Application Guidelines

  1. A student’s eligibility for a scholarship is based on the student’s intent to seek a four-year degree at the accredited private institution of his or her choice, which receives its fundamental support from sources other than taxes.
  2. Students who plan to attend accredited private colleges or universities (not state funded colleges or universities) and who are bona fide residents of Western Washington may apply for a scholarship.
  3. It is anticipated that scholarships (other than renewals of previously awarded scholarships) will be limited to entering freshmen, with combined math and reading SAT scores (not including the score on the writing section) of over 1200 (or equivalent ACT scores). The Trustees of the The Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation may also consider the applicant's scores on the writing portion of the SAT.
  4. Student must have submitted a Free Application for Student Aid form (FAFSA) to the institution that he or she is planning to attend. For freshmen starting college during the 2014-2015 academic year, scholarships will be $5,000 per year or less. Eligibility for and amount of a scholarship is based upon demonstrated financial need as determined by the institution that the student is planning to attend. Students should have a Financial Aid Worksheet completed and signed by a Financial Aid officer from each private institution to which the student has applied.
  5. Students must reapply to the Foundation to renew their scholarships each year they meet eligibility requirements for a total of up to four years.
  6. The application form is only available online. The completed application including the additional information referred to in section 11 below must be submitted online to the Foundation. Applications must be submitted no later than April 30, 2014.
  7. Send a copy of the Financial Aid Worksheet and Financial Aid Worksheet Cover Page to the appropriate financial aid office of each private institution for which the applicant is seeking financial aid. Financial Aid Worksheets may be sent to multiple institutions. Students should coordinate with the financial aid offices of the private institutions to which they are applying to be sure that each institution has the information it needs in sufficient time to enable the Financial Aid Worksheets to be completed and submitted to the Foundation by the institution in a timely manner. A Financial Aid Worksheet completed by the institution the student will be attending must be received by the Foundation together with a copy of the Financial Aid Worksheet Cover Page by May 16, 2014.
  8. Scholarship funds will be paid to the educational institution which the scholarship recipient will be attending.
  9. The recipient is expected to maintain personal performance consistent with the original award criteria and satisfactory academic performance.
  10. The program is designed to assist outstanding students with a portion of their cost of education. Other financial aid may be applied for and received.
  11. The application requires the following additional information to be completed and submitted online as attachments to the scholarship application by the date stated in section 6 above:
    1. Extracurricular, Personal and Volunteer Activities (Please use the format provided with the application form.)
    2. Work Experience
    3. The applicant’s essay of not more than 500 words
  12. The following additional information must be received by the Foundation by May 9, 2014:
    1. Official high school transcript (including first quarter/semester Senior year grades), verified, signed and transmitted to the Foundation by the Registrar (or equivalent Administrative Officer) of the applicant's high school
    2. Official SAT/ACT scores may either be reported on the applicant's official high school transcript or delivered to the Foundation directly by the SAT or ACT. Students can request online at the College Board website that their SAT scores be to be sent to the Foundation. The Foundation’s College Board institutional Code is 6697. The Foundation's ACT institutional code is 7900.