Be Aware - In order to successfully submit this application you must have the following documents completed and digital files attached to the end of this form:

  1. FAFSA: All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  2. Essay: Two-page type-written, double spaced essay describing your life and why you are selecting your particular field of study – written by applicant, only.
  3. Tax Returns: Most recent copy of the Federal Income Tax return is required, front page only that shows the adjusted gross income. * BLACK OUT ALL SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS. (* Do not send Michigan tax forms.) * If parents are divorced, send the tax forms of the parent who claims you. * If your parents are on disability and do not fill out tax forms, send some type of government proof such as a letter that your parent has received in the past stating that he/she is on disability.
  4. College Financial Information: Financial Information Summary Sheet completed by the school you plan to attend. It will be returned to you to send in with your application. If you have not completed the Financial Information Summary Sheet and received a copy back from the financial aid office, start the process by filling out the form.

Independent Students are ones who are NOT claimed by their parents

Hardcopy Financial Information Summary Sheet

Digital Financial Information Summary Sheet

Traditional Scholarship

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The Sigmund Foundation Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to needy residents of Jackson and Lenawee Counties Michigan: graduating high school seniors, students already enrolled in college as full or part-time undergraduate students or adult residents interested in furthering their undergraduate educations. The scholarship of up to $5,000 can be renewed (up to $20,000 over four years) through the application process. Funds are restricted to tuition, books and related fees. Although not limited to any specific field of study, priority will be given to students majoring in the Nursing or Aviation fields. Priority will also be given to those with the strongest financial need. All applicants will be notified of award decisions via E-mail in mid-July.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Jackson or Lenawee County resident
  • Acceptance at an accredited college or university
  • Proof of financial need
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Scholarship Award:
Up to $5,000 depending upon the number of credit hours taken each semester. The award will be split between two semesters.
Requirements
The following must be submitted to the Sigmund Foundation. We prefer that application be completed and returned on-line.
  • Completed scholarship application and essay written by applicant.
  • An official cumulative transcript through the most recent term.
  • Copy of the page from the most recent Federal family tax return that shows the adjusted gross income.
  • Completed copy of the Financial Information Summary Sheet (attached to this form) and completed by the school that you plan to attend.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to make certain that all requested material is sent to the Foundation. See instructions for returning your application

For questions: E-mail sigmundfoundation@sbcglobal.net.
SIGMUND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS *Application: The two-page signed application and essay must be written by applicant, not parent.

*FAFSA: All applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

*Essay: Two-page type-written, double spaced essay describing your life and why you are selecting your particular field of study – written by applicant, only.

*Transcript: An official transcript. Ask your school to E-mail a copy directly to us. If available, include ACT/SAT scores only if you are a graduating high school senior. Copies made by you are not acceptable.

*Tax Returns: Most recent copy of your parents Federal Income Tax return, only the page that shows the adjusted gross income. * Black out all Social Security Numbers. (* Do not send Michigan tax forms.) * If parents are divorced, send the tax forms of the parent who claims you. * If your parents are on disability and do not fill out tax forms, send some type of government proof such as a letter that your parent has received in the past stating that he/she is on disability. Although you may have worked this past year and filed a tax return, FAFSA is based on your parent’s income.

*College Financial Information: Financial Information Summary Sheet completed by the school you plan to attend. It will be returned to you and included in your application.

*Residency: If you do NOT reside in Jackson or Lenawee counties but go to a Jackson or Lenawee school, you do NOT qualify for a Sigmund Scholarship.

*Sending your application: We prefer that application be submitted on-line. However, if you are unable to do this, please E-mail a copy to sigmundfoundation@sbcglobal.net OR mailed to: Sigmund Foundation, PO Box 1128, Jackson, MI 49204. DEADLINE IS APRIL 15.

Questions: We prefer that all questions be addressed via the Internet by the applicant, not the parent. Our E-mail address is sigmundfoundation@sbcglobal.net All applicants will be notified one way or the other by E-mail on or before July 15. Please do not call for outcomes.