ACF Scholarship Details

Visionary Scholarship Details

Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior (2022, 2021, 2020, or 2019) and must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.  Financial need is NOT considered; all income levels are encouraged to apply.

Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000 each with multiple winners to be selected.  Each 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 US.

Deadline & Selection Dates

Application Deadline 2019 – 2020 (received by):  May 1, 2019

Winners chosen:  June 28, 2019

Awards distributed:  July 31, 2019

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 American College Foundation’s Visionary Scholarship Program will consist of:

  • Completed ACF Visionary Scholarship Application
  • Student’s most recent unofficial high school transcript
  • 500-word essay on “Why College is Important to Me”

All components of the application must be received completely at the time of submission.  Applicant will NOT be notified of a partial and/or incomplete application.  Applications are judged on the ability to follow guidelines (25%), grammar and punctuation (25%), and both the originality and overall merit of the written essay (50%).

Application Status

The ACF Scholarship Committee will determine, and has final say, on all award recipients.  Selected recipients agree that their application and award information including essay, picture, name, state, high school grade level, and award amount may be acknowledged on the American College Foundation website and associated materials.

All submitted application packets become the exclusive property of the American College Foundation.  No correspondence regarding the receipt, screening, verification, or judging status of a submitted application packet will be accepted.  An application packet may NOT be amended or supplemented once it has been received.

How To Apply

Visit our Registration Page to begin the application process.

You will receive an Application Packet within two (2) weeks from the time you register.  If you have NOT received your application packet within two (2) weeks, please email us.

Only email if you have completed the Registration Page and have NOT received an application packet within two (2) weeks.

Submitting Your Application

Please choose one of the follow options when submitting your completed Application Packet:

Express Submission:

Email:  Admin@AmericanCollegeFoundation.org

Fax:  617.395.6743

Or, Regular Submission (via postal mail):

American College Foundation
955 Massachusetts Ave # 525
Cambridge, MA  02139-3233

Award Specifics

Each award is a one-time, non-renewable, award that is paid directly to the institution 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.  In the event an underclassman is an award recipient, the monies will be held by the American College Foundation until the student completes high school and begins their higher education.

The American College Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or disability.

ACF Visionary Scholarship Resources for School Counselors

Please use the PDF flyer and links below to distribute our Visionary Scholarship opportunity to your high school students and their parents.  We invite you to post information on your school’s website, through the guidance and/or college planning office, scholarship booklets, etc.

ACF Visionary Scholarship PDF
Download the ACF Visionary Scholarship Flyer for Counselors

ACF Visionary Scholarship Registration Web Link
https://AmericanCollegeFoundation.org/college-planning-visionary-scholarship-register/

American College Foundation Home Page Web Link
https://AmericanCollegeFoundation.org

ACF Visionary Scholarship Details
All high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline 2019 – 2020 (received by):  May 1, 2019

Winners chosen:  June 28, 2019;  Awards distributed:  July 31, 2019

Only one application per student, per award year will be accepted.  Only non-winners may reapply each subsequent year.

There is absolutely no cost to apply and a student does not need to demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible.