By taking action to seek resources for higher education, you are one step closer to achieving your goals. Being the best person you can be is important to you personally, and also to your family, friends, and community.

The Putnam County Community Foundation Universal Application for the 2024-25 academic year is now available. 

For additional information about the scholarship opportunities available through the Putnam County Community Foundation contact Dean Gambill at

Tips and Resources

Begin planning early

Parents and students should become familiar with the admission requirements of different institutions of higher learning. It is never too early to begin this process.

Learn where to find the money

Here are a few great resources for finding scholarships (money) are:
Scholar Snapp:
Cloverdale Dollars for Scholars:
North PutnamDollars for Scholars:

Talk to a high school guidance counselor

High school guidance departments will provide information regarding the courses, tests, and applications that are necessary for admission and financial aid for higher education.

Plan for a career and chart a course

Find answers about school, careers, college, financial aid and more at the Learn More Resource Center via the Internet: or their helpline: 1-800-992-2076.

Talk to college and university financial aid departments and admissions offices

After identifying several colleges you are interested in, contact them. They will be happy to provide information and guidance.

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

This is required by many scholarship applications. The application may be accessed and completed via the Internet at

Submit Scholarship Applications on time

Scholarship deadlines are generally at the beginning of the year, prior to the fall semester in which assistance is desired.

Use the Community Foundation Scholarship Application Form

By completing one application form, you may apply for multiple Community Foundation Scholarships.

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