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The Community Foundation releases new universal scholarship application

YOUNGSTOWN/WARREN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is now accepting scholarship applications for 2021. New this year, students only have to complete one online form to be eligible for multiple opportunities.

Applications are due by March 1, 2021 and can be accessed on the Foundation’s website at Final decisions will be made and scholarship award and declination notifications sent out to students by the end of June 2021.

“We are so excited to offer this new streamlined application process for students,” said Shari Harrell, president of the Community Foundation. “The universal form should save applicants significant time and will ensure they are considered for every scholarship for which they are eligible.”

Based on the applicant’s responses to a set of standard questions, CFMV’s system will determine eligibility for the student. The applicant will be immediately notified of which scholarships they will be considered for, and may be prompted to provide additional information necessary for certain opportunities. This will dramatically cut down the time students spend completing individual forms and will ensure they are being considered for all applicable opportunities.

Scholarships are available for students meeting a variety of different criteria, including current high school students as well as those already enrolled in a post-secondary education program. All Mahoning Valley students are encouraged to apply to ensure they don’t miss out on scholarship awards.

Students should visit the scholarship page of the Community Foundation’s website, at for more information and to access the application.

The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is a leader and advocate for strategic philanthropy, partnering with donors to anchor a permanent and growing endowment and making investments in the Mahoning Valley that improve the quality of life for all residents. The Community Foundation is the only local foundation with certification from the Community Foundation National Standards Board.