1. All grants will be paid jointly to the recipient and to the institution which the student will attend. The award check must be endorsed by both the college or university and the recipient. The award will be paid each semester/term/quarter.
2. If a recipient drops a class, the recipient must notify SSFI within 15 days. Notification must be in writing to Peter C. Saputo at the address shown at the bottom of this site.
3. If a recipient withdraws for any reason, the recipient must notify SSFI within 15 days. Notification must be in writing to Peter C. Saputo at the address shown at the bottom of this site. The recipient’s standing with SSFI for future grant consideration will be solely decided upon by the SSFI Board of Trustees.
4. Please note, overseas study programs are not funded by SSFI. An exception is made ONLY when overseas study is a graduation requirement (documentation is required).
5. All refunds of tuition, fees and other money must be returned to SSFI directly to Peter C. Saputo at the address shown at the bottom of this site.
SSFI provides grants for tuition and fees, books and other education expenses as requested by the applicant and approved by the SSFI Board of Trustees. The amount granted will be at the sole discretion of the SSFI Board of Trustees.
Scholarship Grants Available: SSFI will award scholarships annually to applicants. The annual scholarships will range from $1,000 to $3,000. Applicants qualifying and receiving scholarships may reapply each succeeding year if they meet the criteria set forth below.
Applicant must be a high school senior and comply with the following:
1. Academic Standing: A high school senior applying must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA). Applicant must maintain a minimum 2.5 CGPA in his/her course of study in the first year of college in order to reapply for grants in the subsequent year. Thereafter, the applicant must maintain a minimum 2.8 CGPA in his/her course of study to reapply. If at any time the recipient’s grade in a particular class falls below the required CGPA minimum, he/she must secure tutoring support to attempt to improve the class grade before the end of the semester/term.
2. Qualified School: Applicant must attend a college or university located in the United States that has been approved by the SSFI Board of Trustees.
3. Full Time Status: Applicant must be a full-time student as defined by the college or university he/she attends, unless otherwise approved by the SSFI Board of Trustees.
4. Citizenship: Applicant must be a United States citizen or prove that he/she is in the process of becoming a United States citizen.
5. Residence: Applicant must be a Michigan resident.
6. Economic Need: Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit requested financial information each time he/she applies. Applicant must also reveal any other scholarships, grants or sources and their amounts used in funding his/her education.
7. Please note: This scholarship must be declared as a resource on any other scholarship, loan or grant that you may apply for in funding your education. All funds that SSFI pays directly to the college or university must be used only for the recipient of the grant.
Diane Saputo – Founder
Susan O’Connor – Executive Director
The Springboard Scholarship Foundation is a section 501©(3) charitable organization and therefore exempt from federal income tax under the Internal revenue Code. Contributions made by donors are deductible under section 170 of the Code. Tax-deductible bequests devise, transfers or gifts are also deductible to the donor under sections 2055, 2016, or 2522 of the Code.
The Foundation pays no salaries and has minor overhead expenses; so virtually all funds received are used to provide scholarship grants to students.
Contributions to SSFI are greatly appreciated and will be used to further the educational goals of aspiring scholars. Contributions can be sent to:
Springboard Scholarship Foundation
C/O Peter C. Saputo
3901 Pineshadow Court
Bonita Springs, FL 34134