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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC)

Local Scholarships are a great way to offset the expense of college.  The Foundation for Enhancing Communities is a local foundation that manages over 160 local scholarships.  There is something for everyone, so please check their website at Current High School Seniors - The Foundation For Enhancing Communities (  You will need to filter by State, County and High School to find the ones that are specifically for Hershey High School and then look at the list to see which opportunities you will be available for.  There are also some scholarships for current college students, so if you have siblings in college, have them check it out also!            
There is a new application process this year.  Please review the attached tutorial with instructions as well as the provided prompts in application processes.  You will need to create a new account and log on.  Once you have logged on, you will be directed to your home page containing a Universal Application-UA (one application filtering criteria for over 130+ scholarship opportunities) and another 25+ individual Stand Alone Processes-SA applications.  It is recommended that you complete the UA and then also read the criteria for each of the SA processes to determine your eligibility for various applications. Once you have completed your applications, you will be prompted to address any supplemental documentation required. No application will be considered complete without the required supplemental documentation being upload by you, or a third party by the application deadline. 

TFEC Application Tutorial

In order to expedite the application process, you should have all of your required documentation in an electronic file, ready to be uploaded. Below is a list of the documentation you may want to gather (or at least start to gather) prior to completing your application:

  1. Student Resume (if you do not have one, you will be given the opportunity to create lists of activities during your application process)
  2. Letters of Recommendation or email addresses of recommenders who have written your letters (typically it is a courtesy to give people a few weeks’ notice to write a letter for you)
  3. The SAR (Student Aid Report)/FAFSA
  4. An electronic copy of an Unofficial Transcript

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to either Michelle Richwine or Celina Bertovic, the Program Officers for Educational Opportunities at TFEC.

Celina Bertovic: