April 6, 2021

The Edmund F. Maxwell Foundation Scholarship

Maxwell Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline:  April 30th, 2021


The Maxwell Scholarship was established to assist high school seniors from Western Washington in obtaining a higher education. For freshmen starting college during the 2021-22 academic year, scholarships will be $5,000 per year or less based on financial need. This award has the potential to be renewed for up to an additional three years of undergraduate education based on financial need and reasonable progress toward graduation. A simple renewal application is required each year.


Scholarship eligibility is subject to the following criteria:

  1. Pursuing Post-Secondary Education at a Private College/University:
    Students must intend to seek a four-year degree at an accredited private institution which receives its fundamental support from sources other than taxes (i.e., not state funded colleges or universities)
  2. Western Washington Residency:
    A resident of Western Washington is defined as a student who has attended the last two years of high school (or homeschool) and lived in a location west of the Cascade Mountains.
  3. Standardized Test Scores:   Waived for 2021
    Scholarships will generally be limited to entering freshmen, with combined math and reading/writing SAT scores of 1200 or higher (or ACT composite scores of over 26). The Trustees of the Foundation, at their discretion, may consider students with lower scores.
  4. Financial Qualifications:
    Eligibility for and amount of a scholarship is based upon demonstrated financial need as determined by the institution that the student is planning to attend.


The application form is only available online.

  1. Create a Maxwell Foundation account.
    • Go to www.maxwell.org and click “Apply Now”.
    • Register with an email address you check regularly.
    • The system will direct you to the student profile page. Once this page is completed, you may begin the application process.
  2. The application requires the following materials to be uploaded along with the application:
    • Extracurricular, Personal and Volunteer Activities (Please use the format provided with the application form)
    • Work Experience
    • The applicant’s essay of not more than 500 words
    • Save these materials as Word or PDF files
  3. Applications do not have to be completed in one session. Applicants may save entered information and return later. Be sure to click “save draft” before leaving the page.
  4. Complete and electronically submit the application by April 30, 2021.
  5. The Foundation will send an email confirming your application was received. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at support@maxwell.org.

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