Polk Family Scholarship – Renewal

Scholarship Type

Application Deadline

March 31

Available Scholarships

$7,500 - 4 year college renewable

About This Scholarship

The Polk Family has had five generations graduate from Derby High School and has been a part of the Derby community for over 100 years. This scholarship has been established by the Polk Family to assist deserving Derby High School graduates attend college. Selection of recipients will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin. To be eligible for renewal of this scholarship, recipients must have a cumulative college GPA of 2.75 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Recipients must annually complete a scholarship renewal form with proof of GPA (college transcript).

The scholarship is renewable for 3 consecutive years ($7,500 each year) if the recipient meets the requirements set forth in the Student Eligibility section of this application.

  • Previously received the Polk Family Scholarship
  • GPA of 2.75
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours

  • Derby High School

  • PDF version of most recent college transcript, titled “[Your Name] Transcript”.

• March 31: Renewal application submission deadline.
• April: Recipient will be notified via email by the end of April.
• June 15: If you are changing colleges, check your email! CommunityGiving will verify that you are enrolled as a full-time student at the college. (Full-time enrollment is typically 12-16 credit hours)
• June: Inform your college that you have received the scholarship.
• September 1: Full payment will arrive at your college unless otherwise notified.

Apply For This Scholarship

Complete the online renewal form by March 31.