The High School Scholarship Foundation of Fairfield is adopting a new name, but keeping the same mission -- to provide financial aid to worthy, college-bound seniors at the town's public high schools.

The organization announced it has adopted the name "Scholarship Fairfield," a simpler moniker it said is more readily recognizable. The 25-year-old foundation awards scholarships based on achievement, extracurricular activities and other criteria.

Applications for 2015 scholarships are available on its website, www.fairfieldscholarshipfoundation.org, the organization said in a news release. The application deadline is April 24. In addition to the website, more information can be found on Scholarship Fairfield's Facebook page.

Scholarship Fairfield has begun using its new name and is in the legal process of changing it formally.