The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield

 

YES - You Noticed !! We have a NEW NAME !!

Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, Inc. (CSF of Wakefield) is now The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield, Inc. (TSF of Wakefield)

New Name - - Same Great Organization !! Celebrating over 50 years (since 1960)

A scholarship program that makes a difference in our community. Local people raising money for local students.

 

 

TSF Accepts Online Donations

TSF of Wakefield is happy to provide PayPal as our processor of online donations. Please visit our PayPal Donations Page and click the appropriate donate button. You will be linked directly to TSF’s PayPal site for secure credit card processing.

 

 

~ Scholarship Applications ~

Scholarship applications for the 2015-2016 Academic year are now available. 

                  Click here to learn more and download the application forms.

Please note that applications received after the due date (March 31) will be held aside and considered in a first come/first served basis using any money left over once we consider applications received on time. Applications received after July 1 will not be considered.

 

 

~ TSF of Wakefield Annual Phonathon ~

The Scholarship Foundation will be calling your number on March 21st

Local high school students will be manning the telephones during the 35th annual TSF of Wakefield Phonathon on Saturday, March 21st. Student volunteers will be calling Wakefield residents between 12 noon and 4 p.m.

The annual Phonathon helps raise funds for scholarships awarded to Wakefield college students. Each donation, regardless of the dollar amount, goes a long way in making a difference in the life of at least one local student in need of scholarship assistance. Last year’s volunteers helped raise $51,000!

Everyone who receives a call on March 21st is encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to TSF, whether it is to the general fund, or to a specific permanent or accumulating fund.  After the pledge is made, the donor will receive a confirmation by mail.  Donations can be applied to an existing permanent or accumulating scholarship by noting the name of the fund on the check.  Any local residents who are not at home when the call is made can send their donation to TSF of Wakefield Phonathon, PO Box 321, Wakefield, MA 01880. See elsewhere on this page for a link to our online payment system.

 

 

Start a Scholarship Fund

 

Thinking about starting a Scholarship Fund? Scholarship Funds can be established for any reason. What better way to honor a family member, teacher, coach, or mentor whether living or deceased? Better yet, establish a Fund in your own name and start your own legacy! Funds can also be established in the name of a business or organization. Scholarship Funds are truly the gift that keeps on giving. Endowed Funds (meaning that they have reached a minimum balance of $7,500) will continue to provide scholarships into perpetuity. Each year, we pass along the story of your Fund in the form of biographical information to the Scholarship recipient. There is no better feeling in the world than to read a thank you note from a grateful college student.

To start a Fund, $750 is required with the promise of future yearly donations of at least $750 for the following ten years. If you are not ready to commit to a Fund yet but still want to help a student directly, we offer a One-time Scholarship for a minimum donation of $300. With a One-time Scholarship a Scholarship in the name of you, your honoree, business or organization will be made the following June to a deserving student. Your entire donation is disbursed. For more information and to request an application, please click here.

To see a list of our funds, click here.   

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

~ Upcoming Events ~

 

January / February 2015 ~ Winter Event - TBD

Saturday, February 28, 2015 ~ 23rd Trivia Team Challenge ~ St. Joseph's Church, 173 Albion Street, Wakefield

Saturday, March 21, 2015 ~ 35th Annual Phonathon, Americal Civic Center

Sunday, April 12, 2015 ~ Fund Sponsor Reception, Americal Civic Center

Monday, September 21, 2015 ~ 30th Annual Golf Tournament at Bear Hill Golf Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Providing scholarships to needy Wakefield students for over 55 years!

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die!

     
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 321
Wakefield MA 01880

Located in: Americal Civic Center
467 Main Street, Main Floor
Wakefield MA 01880

Office: 781-245-4890
FAX: 781-245-6761
Email: tsfofwakefield@earthlink.net