of Wakefield is happy to provide PayPal as our processor
of online donations. Please visit our PayPal
Donations Page and click the appropriate donate
button. You will be linked directly to CSF’s
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~ Scholarship Applications ~
Scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 Academic year will be available
after January 1, 2013.
Click here to learn more and download the application forms.
Please note that applications received after the due date (March 31) will be held aside and considered in a first come/first served basis using any money left over once we consider applications received on time. Applications received after July 1 will not be considered.
~ Dollars for Scholars Phonathon ~
Thank you Wakefield…
On Saturday, March 23rd student volunteers from local high schools manned the telephones during the 33rd annual Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield Dollars for Scholars Phonathon. Wakefield residents replied in their usual generous way! Thank you to the kind people of Wakefield who pledged close to $20,000 to our Phonathon.
The annual Phonathon helps raise funds for scholarships awarded to Wakefield college students. Each donation, regardless of the dollar amount, goes a long way in making a difference in the life of at least one local student in need of scholarship assistance.
If you received a call and made a pledge, you will receive a confirmation by mail. Residents who were not at home when the calls were made can still donate. Mail your donation check made payable to CSF of Wakefield, PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880 or see our website to pay by credit card using PayPal. Donations can be applied to an existing permanent or accumulating scholarship fund, the CSF General Fund (money used for scholarships awarded in June) or the Greatest Needs Fund (CSF will use these funds to pay for either scholarships or administrative expenses). Ask your employer about matching gifts! All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your generosity.
Thinking about starting a Scholarship Fund? Scholarship Funds can be established for any reason. What better way to honor a family member, teacher, coach, or mentor whether living or deceased? Better yet, establish a Fund in your own name and start your own legacy! Funds can also be established in the name of a business or organization. Scholarship Funds are truly the gift that keeps on giving. Endowed Funds (meaning that they have reached a minimum balance of $5,000) will continue to provide scholarships into perpetuity. Each year, we pass along the story of your Fund in the form of biographical information to the Scholarship recipient. There is no better feeling in the world than to read a thank you note from a grateful college student.
To start a Fund, $500 is required with the promise of future yearly donations of at least $500 for the following ten years. If you are not ready to commit to a Fund yet but still want to help a student directly, we offer a One-time Scholarship for a minimum donation of $300. With a One-time Scholarship a Scholarship in the name of you, your honoree, business or organization will be made the following June to a deserving student. Your entire donation is disbursed. For more information and to request an application, please click here.
To see a list of our funds, click here.