Educational Institutions

The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle

  • Concord, MA
  • www.thescholarshipfundofcc.org

Mission Statement

It is the mission of THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND OF CONCORD AND CARLISLE to assist deserving young men and women from the Concord-Carlisle community in achieving a post-secondary school education. As trustees of The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle, we award scholarships to help fill the unmet financial need of students pursuing educational opportunities at accredited colleges, universities, and technical institutions. All scholarships are need-based. The trustees share and express the commitment of our towns by taking an expansive, but inclusive, view of the Concord-Carlisle community. All students served by The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle have a connection to Concord and/or Carlisle. These students include current and past Concord and Carlisle residents graduating from public or private schools within or outside the Concord-Carlisle community as well as non-resident students graduating from public or private schools in Concord or Carlisle. All such students are eligible to apply for financial assistance. These same students are also eligible to apply for scholarship aid throughout their years of post-secondary school study. The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle assists many affiliate organizations in Concord and Carlisle in providing scholarship support to students. For some affiliates, The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle administers scholarships by assessing each student?s financial need, selecting scholarship winners, and, in some cases, processing the payments to colleges. Other affiliates make their own selections according to their criteria and make their own payments. Certain scholarships may have more selective conditions outlined above. For all scholarships, The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle selects recipients who best fit the specific conditions of the scholarships and while it has assisted >1300 students to date, significant unmet financial need remains unaddressed. Because of the magnitude of the unmet need, The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle is currently focusing its resources on the four years of undergraduate education. We are committed to our goal of increasing our resources so that, one day, we can respond positively to all qualified requests for scholarship assistance.

Main Programs

  1. Post-secondary scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Carlisle, MA 01741

Concord, MA 01742

ruling year

2013

Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Ms. Lucy Miller

Keywords

Self-reported

CCSF,scholarships,Concord , MA, Carlisle,

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EIN

04-6141569

 Number

0255698225

Physical Address

34 Walden St. Unit 217

Concord, 01742 2542

Also Known As

The Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund (CCSF)

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

A significant number of students in the Concord Carlisle community havesubstantial financial need. This need can result from multiple students in a family attending college at the same time, family financial challenges such as job loss or divorce, or family income just not being sufficient to pay for college.The Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund calculates financial need by takingbilled college costs and subtracting out college supplied grants/scholarships and expected family contributions. Family contributions include student assets such as 529 plans and family income. The amount of the family contribution is calculated in a standard way through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. A student can address this unmet need through loans and work/study programs or through other scholarships such as scholarships from The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle. In some cases a student will choose to go to a less expensive college if there is substantial unmet need.
 
It is this “true unmet need" that The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle focuses upon. No Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle scholarship money is used to replace college grants or replace family contributions.

Based on the applications received in a typical year, the "true unmet need" in the Concord Carlisle community is over $1,000,000 and The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle has been able to meet less than 15% of that need. Clearly there is substantial need in the community.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Post-secondary scholarships

The CCSF conducts fundraising activities and awards scholarships to Concord and Carlisle students who have demonstrated financial need.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    To assist Carlisle and Concord students in their efforts to address post-secondary education expenses.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Solicitation of funds through community campaigns and memorials.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle has demonstrated the capability for addressing approximately 15% of the unmet financial need documented through student applications.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Scholarship outlays fulfill approximately 15% of the annually documented unmet financial need.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle has progressed from addressing approximately 10% of the undocumented financial need to 15% of this need over the past 6 years.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Massachusetts

Carlisle, MA 01741

Concord, MA 01742

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Financials

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CONCORD CARLISLE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Lucy Miller

BIO

Profiles of all CCSF trustees are available on the CCSF website, www.thescholarshipfundofcc.org.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Lucy Miller

No Affiliatioin

Term: June 2015 - May 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
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Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity