Community Service Scholarship

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To Apply Please Submit the Following

  1. Attached application with typed resume/activity sheet.

  2. Copy of letter(s) of admission to accredited post-secondary school.

  3. One letter of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or community

    members who are familiar with your community involvement.

  4. Official sealed transcript from Franklin High School

  5. An essay detailing your community service, how it has helped you to grow,

    and how this award will help you to continue serving others and your community
    in whateverpath you choose. (maximum 500 words)

  6. Any supplementary materials to help demonstrate your activities.


Your completed application and materials can be sent or delivered to:


Franklin Educational Foundation 8255 W. Forest Hill Ave. Franklin, WI 53132

Email questions to: Or call 414-525-7650

Selection of Recipient
The Selection Committee will select the applicants who show a commitment to giving back to the community through. Academic and extracurricular information play an secondary role in helping the Selection Committee get a fuller picture of the applicant, but these are not the basis on which the award is determined. Financial need does not play a role in determining the award winner.


The Selection Committee reserves the right to decide, on a case-by-case basis, to contact applicants for phone interviews or to request additional materials. The award will be presented at the Senior Awards Night.


Payment of Scholarship
The Franklin Educational Foundation will process the scholarship award and mail it directly to the recipient’s post-secondary educational institution. Funds will be disbursed directly to the school in August or September 2020 for the Fall semester. It will be the student’s responsibility to submit to the Foundation at that time proof of enrollment, which includes their student ID#.



I hereby affirm that all the above stated information provided by me is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also consent that if chosen as winner of the Franklin Educational Foundation Innovation Award my picture will be required and used to promote the Foundation’s scholarship program. I understand that if chosen as the award winner, an interview may be requested.

I hereby understand that if chosen as a winner of the Innovation Award, it is my responsibility to remit to the Foundation the appropriate information by August 31, 2019 in order for my scholarship to be paid directly to my educational institution.

I hereby acknowledge that incomplete applications or applications that do not meet eligibility criteria will not be considered for this award.

Signature of Applicant:_______________________________________Date________



I hereby affirm that this application meets the criteria set forth by this award program and that I support this application to the Franklin Educational Foundation.

Signature of Guidance Counselor:_____________________________Date__________


____Typed Application and Resume/Activity Sheet

____Proof of Acceptance to Post-Secondary Institution

____Two Letters of Recommendation
____Official Sealed Transcript

____Typed Essay
____All Supporting Materials

____Completed Statement of Accuracy

Any supporting documents sent separately must be received by 11:59 p.m. April 10, 2021 Place your name on all materials. Do not staple items together.

Complete Application Package must be received by April 10, 2021. NO EXCEPTIONS!


If my grades aren’t great should I forget about applying?
No! This award is not tied to academic achievement. It is given for what you have accomplished in areas that may or may not correlate with getting good grades.

May I apply for this award in connection with a project I completed a year ago?

Yes, as long as it is fresh in the minds of your letter writers.

May I apply with a project that I worked on as a member of a team?
Yes, but make sure you specify exactly what your role was on the team, and make sure that those writing your letters of recommendation confirm what your role was. If you led the team or came up with the idea for the activity, you are more likely to be recognized for what you did than if you were just a member of the team working on it.

Am I likely to win if I started a club that is a local chapter of a national organization at my school or in my community?

Probably not. Starting a local branch of a national organization would not ordinarily fit the scholarship’s criteria for innovation and creativity.

If my project comes across more clearly with video or audio materials, how do I submit those?

We prefer materials in a form that will be easy for the reviewing committee to see. A digital file is best – you may submit digital files via email to Be sure your submission is clearly identified as a supplement to your application.

How do I send artwork, press clipping, photographs or other hard copy material that is relevant to my project?

Digital versions of your supporting materials are easiest to share with the reviewing committee. We recommend that you scan relevant materials and email them to us at Be sure your attachments are clearly identified as a supplement to your application.

How can I increase my chances of winning this award?
Be sure the person writing your letter of support discuss the specific activities on which your application centers in their letters. Make sure they have worked closely with you and have a good familiarity with your project and how you tackled problems and overcame obstacles in your process. 

Franklin Educational Foundation will award an

$1,500 scholarship to a civic-minded Franklin High School Senior who has positively impacted our community through volunteer work.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2021

This award goes to a student who has demonstrated a dedication to community service and who will continue to work to benefit the greater good in the future.  Please provide:

  • Transcript

  • An essay of less than 500 words describing a community service initiative which has been particularly meaningful to you, your role in the project, and how you envision yourself continuing service in the future.  

  • A letter of support from someone familiar with your work in the project that you described in your essay.

  • Applicant must be admitted to an accredited 4-year or 2-year academic institution; or accredited vocational or technical school.