Community Service Scholarship

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 15, 2022. As a reminder, your completed application and materials need to be postmarked by April 15, or they can be hand delivered by April 14 to the ECC office, as all district buildings will be closed on April 15.

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 no more 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.

  • A letter of support from a teacher.

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

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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 mentors, or community

    members who are familiar with your community involvement.

  4. One letter of recommendation from a teacher.

  5. PDF copy of transcript (does not need to be an official copy.)

  6. 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 whatever path you choose. (maximum 500 words).

  7. 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 2022 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#.


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

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.

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.