Scholarship recipients are selected by the Distribution Committee in May of each year. Recipients are notified in early June. Scholarship funds must be returned to the Orange Foundation if the student does not attend college the year the award was made. The applicant must answer all application questions or be disqualified from being considered for a scholarship award. We require transcripts from your high school or college. One or two letters of recommendation are encouraged, but are not required. The currently established scholarships and their criteria are as follows:
Charles L. Flynn Scholarship - Established in 1976
This scholarship will provide assistance towards room and board at the undergraduate or graduate school of the students choice for the regualr school term.
Harry Haynes Scholarship Fund - Established in 1976
This scholarship is designated for assistance to a student of Veterinary Medicine, either Graduate or Undergraduate. If there is no applicant for the Veterinarian Scholarship, the fund shall be available for a General Scholarship.
Thomas F. Birmingham, Jr. Scholarship - Established in 1981
This scholarship is for a male or female recipient who is both an athlete and a scholar. The intended definition of a scholar is an individual who maintains a B+ or higher average in his or her senior year in High School. An athlete is one who has won one or more letters in any varsity sport.
William Knight Scholarship Fund - Established in 1986
A bi-annual (even years) scholarship award with selection based upon a combination of the financial need of the student, scholastic record and service to the community. The latter criterion will have the greatest emphasis in making the award.
Vaughn Family Scholarship - Established in 1988
To provide assistance towards tuition, board, etc., for an undergraduate student in need of financial assistance in the top 25% of his/her class.
Elizabeth C. and John W. Povilaitis Community Fund - Established in 1989
To provide scholarship assistance; medical research for heart disease, hypertension or cancer; medical equipment for the Orange nursing service; books for the library or services for the sick, lame and elderly of Orange.
Frank P. and Louise Horbal Tripp Scholarship Fund - Established in 2006
To provide assistance to a student of Lithuanian or Ukrainian extraction who is a resident of the Town of Derby or Ansonia.
Scholarship Application Directions
Please fill out the Scholarship Application. Type information directly onto the form. You may not save data typed into this form. You may complete the form by printing neatly. Please print the completed form, sign it and mail to: The Orange Foundation, P.O. Box 729, Orange, CT 06477. Deadline for filing is April 15th. We encourage applicants to submit applications a few weeks early in case we need to clarify items with you.