The Milton Fisher Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship open to exceptionally Innovative as well as Creative high school juniors and seniors, and first-time college freshmen.
This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving. The scholarship aims to honor students who excel as creative problem-solvers and to help make their higher education goals more accessible.
The scholarship anticipates granting 5-8 awards of up to $20,000 each to applicants who demonstrate exceptional innovation and creativity.
Financial needs will not affect the selection of recipients. However, the amount of any award, from $1,000 to $5,000 per year, renewable for four years, will be determined by the financial need of the recipient.
Eligible applicants to the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity must satisfy these two conditions:
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The Selection Committee will select the applicants who show the most promise as innovative, creative problem solvers, on the basis of their essays, letters of recommendation, as well as other information included with the application.
Academic and extracurricular information play an important secondary role in helping the Committee get a fuller picture of the applicant, but these are not the basis on which the scholarship is awarded.
Financial need does not play a role in determining the selection of applicants.
After the scholarship recipients are selected, the amount of each award is determined solely on the basis of financial need.
Finally, applicants will be notified by mail in late August whether or not they have been awarded a scholarship.