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For every $1,000 in tuition increase, enrollment among low income students drops 5 percent."

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

The New York Times, March 24, 2017

Montclair Scholarship Fund, Inc. (MSF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, awards scholarships to college and trade school bound Montclair High School seniors with financial need.

Established in 1957 by the Montclair Board of Education to receive and administer private gifts to the public school system, MSF also administers several longstanding scholarships that are awarded by Montclair High School faculty and others.

 

MSF has no staff but is instead run by a volunteer board of trustees and three ex officio members of the Montclair Public School System: the President of the Board of Education, the Principal of Montclair High School, and the Superintendent of the Montclair Public Schools.

  • How do I apply?
    Complete an online application and submit a copy of your FAFSA Submission Summary. You can also access the application on the Montclair High School Guidance website scholarship page.
  • When can I apply? Can I apply after the deadline?
    The application is available online in February and March, and you may apply anytime until the deadline. Once the deadline has passed, the application is closed.
  • Do I need to apply for a particular scholarship?
    No. Complete the online application and you will be considered for all MSF awards.
  • Do I need to complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit my FAFSA Submission Summary to MSF to be eligible for a scholarship?
    MSF is aware of the ongoing FAFSA reporting delays. While these delays may result in adjustments to our deadlines for submitting FAFSA information, applicants must submit their FAFSA Submission Summary reports once they receive them to complete MSF’s 2024 application. Updates will be posted on this page, or on the Montclair High School website, under the School Counseling tab, which can be found here.
  • Is there a fee to apply for a MSF scholarship?
    No fee is required.
  • Does MSF accept paper applications?
    No. Applications must be submitted by using the online application. Computers are available in the Montclair High School Resource Center and the Montclair Public Library (with library card).
  • When and how do I deliver my FAFSA Submission Summary report to MSF?
    Instructions for uploading a PDF copy of your FAFSA Submission Summary are included in the online application. Separately, the Guidance Department will provide your transcript and guidance recommendation to MSF.
  • How do I deliver my school's Financial Aid Award letter to MSF?
    MSF will notify those students who will be considered for a scholarship. The email notice will have instructions for uploading your Financial Aid Award letter.
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