2017-2018 Academic Year Scholarship Application

Note: If you are in need of assistance with completing your application requirements, contact Ms. Ernestine Sharpe in
Room 4149 or email her at esharpe21@verizon.net


* Deadline - THURSDAY, MARCH, 15 - MIDNIGHT *

For Currently Enrolled High School Seniors or Graduates

Note: If you would like to be considered for the following additional scholarships, please read over the requirements for that particular scholarship on the Foundation's Scholarships page and put a brief statement in your essay communicating your desire for that scholarship. This statement is ONLY required if you are applying for a SPECIFIC scholarship.

This application requires the following additional documentation:
 * One-page typed essay (See Before Writing Your Personal Essay below)
 * Two letters of recommendation
 * Official High School transcript (college students MUST use their college unofficial transcripts)

INCOMPLETE OR LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Please check all that apply:


Please complete the following:

Last:  First:  MI: 

Address: 

City:  State:  Zip: 

Phone: --

E-mail 

Years attended CHS:    Cumberland High School GPA: 

Current College:    College GPA: 

Honors Obtained:


Submit this application with the following:

Before Writing Your Personal Essay, you are strongly encouraged to consider the following suggestions:


1. Tell a compelling story about the importance of a college education; how it relates to your dreams, who might have been a mentor for your decision to attend college.

2. Share a draft of your essay with the person you ask to write your letter of recommendation.

3. College is expensive! Say so in your essay! Name some ways in which a scholarship would be helpful.

4. What college do you want to attend, even if you have not yet been accepted. Why this particular college?

5. What program of study do you want to pursue in college and state the reasons it interests you.

6. What might you want to achieve as an educated person? (what are your plans beyond your first college degree?)

7. Proofread your own essay by reading it aloud! You will be amazed at the mistakes you find.

8. Have a teacher proofread it for grammar before submitting it.

9. If you are a college student, your essay should reflect your current situation. Obtaining information/recommendation letters from your old high school teachers are not appropriate, nor acceptable.

NONE of the above are required, however, you want your essay to stand tall. Using some of these suggestions may achieve that.

1. A one-page TYPED Essay on 8 1/2" x 11" paper which addresses these areas:

    * Educational, career and personal goals

    * Abilities (personal and academic), community activities, school extra-curricular
    activities (including sports), leadership roles, volunteer work, church activities,     employment/internships, that help qualify you to receive the scholarship(s).

    * Financial need and/or unusual circumstances, if relevant

Note: In evaluating your letter of application, the Selection Committee will look for clarity of expression and depth of commitment as evidenced by well-thought-out goals and plans.

Essay: 


2. Two Letters of Recommendation in PDF format only, one of which must be submitted by a teacher.

    Recommendations are submitted by:

    Name: 

    Day Phone: --

    First Letter of Recommendation [PDF only]: 

    Name: 

    Day Phone: --

    Second Letter of Recommendation [PDF only]: 


3. Official High School Transcripts [PDF only]: 

4. List the Colleges/Universities/Technical Schools/Certificate Programs/Licensure Programs to which you have applied:

Note: Additional application forms may be required for specific Honorary/Memorial scholarships. Payment will be made to the institution of the recipient's choice. Any high school applicant who received a scholarship MUST be present during the special presentation activity or the scholarship may be forfeited. Any college applicant who cannot be present MUST have a representative present during the special presentation activity or the scholarship may be forfeited.


CUMBERLAND COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION, INC
BASIC INFORMATION and SCORE CARD

BASIC INFORMATION:

 * Available scholarship opportunities will be publicized, emphasizing availability for education and/or training beyond high school.

 * Scholarship donors may recommend specific requirements or qualifications for their respective scholarships.

 * Aside from some specific Honorary and Memorial scholarships, scholarship amounts may be flexible, depending on: (1) amount of funds designated and (2) on the number of qualified applicants.

 * Consent for publication of scholarship recipients is implied unless rescinded in writing and submitted with the application.

 * Scholarship donors or their appointed representative will be invited to be represented at a suitable Awards Ceremony.

 * The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution of choice. In the event a recipient fails to matriculate, the funds will return to the Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation, Inc., Scholarship Account.

Score Card:
4-YEAR MERIT 4-YEAR FINANCIAL NEED CRITERIA
25
20
Educational, career and personal goals; depth of commitment; clarity of expression.
 
25
20
Achievements; extra-curricular, leadership, volunteer work, church activities; employment.
 
25
20
GPA, strength of course load taken, honors
 
20
20
Recommendations (2), moral character
 
 
20
Financial need, unusual circumstances
 

TECHNICAL, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
CRITERIA
25
Educational, career, skill to attain and personal goals; depth of commitment
 
25
Previous experience, activities, work-related experiences
 
20
GPA in targeted field or vocation-related classes
 
20
Recommendations (2), moral character
 
10
Financial need, unusual circumstances
 


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