Scholarship Application


TIPS ON APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

When filling out a scholarship application, your goal should be to present yourself in the best way possible. Applying for a scholarship is much like applying for employment. You need to: 1) be accurate, 2) be descriptive, 3) impress your audience, and 4) be neat and organized in your written presentations.

To do this, please use the following tips:

1. READ THE DIRECTIONS completely and carefully, before you begin filling out the forms. To ensure your eligibility, it is important that you CAREFULLY read the criteria of each scholarship for which you would like to apply. Students who submit their applications late or without all of the required information will seriously jeopardize their chances of receiving an award.

2, TYPE or NEATLY PRINT IN BLACK INK all information. Do not use pencil or blue ink.

3. GIVE YOURSELF AMPLE TIME TO DO YOUR BEST WORK. Your best effort takes time. The better you present yourself, the better your chances are of receiving a scholarship. Use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and manner of expression. Organize your information in a readable format. Take every measure to make your application neat and organized, as copies of your application will be given to several scholarship committees in the process of selecting their scholarship recipients.

4. WHEN REQUESTING A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION, give the person writing the recommendation/reference AT LEAST 2 WEEKS to complete your letter. Make sure the person who recommended you has a copy of your résumé to refer to when writing your letter.

5. USE THE CHECK-OFF LIST in assembling your total application. BE SURE YOU HAVE INCLUDED THE REQUIRED ESSAY in addition to the basic application.

COMPLETION CHECKLIST

After completing your application, clip it together in the following order:

A. Application form or page 2 followed by a résumé covering activities included in page 3

E. Financial statement. Optional, but necessary if application is considered on need basis—page 4

F. Two letters of recommendation.

G. Essay

H. Transcript (Ask your Counselor to attach this when application is turned in

ELKS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: Based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need, although need is not a major selection criterion and should not deter application. An essay on post-secondary plans, career goals and why you have made these choices is required. The essay should be no more than the equivalent of 2 pages, typed and double-spaced. To be used at any accredited degree-granting University or College. Renewable second year. Alternates selected. Selection committee consists of counselors and educators who are Elks members. Top applicants interview at Elks Club.

Amount: $1,000 renewable for one year ($2,000)

ELKS VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria: Based on scholarship, leadership, financial need and a well-defined plan for technical or other vocational employment. For one year to further vocational training only at a two year community or junior college or a certified vocational school. An essay on post-secondary plans, career goals and why you have made these choices is required. The essay should be no more than the equivalent of 2 pages, typed and double-spaced. Alternates selected. Selection committee of Elk members.

Amount: $600

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

M F
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LAST NAME FIRST NAME MIDDLE GENDER
INITIAL circle one

_______________________________ _______ ________________
Address ZIP Home Phone

Parents’/Guardians’ Names

Father’s Occupation Employer

Mother’s Occupation Employer

Educational Plans

A. Institution, college, or trade schools to which you have applied:

B. Have you received notice of admission? Where? ________________________________________________________________________

C. What is your proposed major or area of study?

D. Have you received any scholarship or grant this year?

Describe, including amount

E. (Optional) If there are unusual family, personal, or economic circumstances or responsibilities within your family which should entitle you to special consideration, please make note of this. Use the back of this page if needed.

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


 


 


                                               
           
           
                       

                                               
M      F


LAST NAME                         
                        FIRST NAME           

                        MIDDLE    
GENDER


                                               
                       
                       
                       
INITIAL      
circle one


 


Address         
                                               
             
 Zip                
    
Home Phone              


 


Parents’/Guardians’ Names                                                
                       
                       
           


 


Father’s Occupation    

                       
                       
Employer                                          


 


Mother’s Occupation    
                       

                       
Employer                                          


 


Educational Plans


A.           

Institution, college, or trade schools to which you have applied:


                       
                       
                       
                                               
                       
           


                       
                       
                       
                                               
                       
           


 


B.       
Have you received notice of admission?        Where?          
                                               
                       
______________________________________________________________
__________


 


C.       
What is your proposed major or area of study?                                                        
              


 


 


D.       
Have you received any scholarship or grant this year?              
  


           
Describe, including amount           

                                               
                       
           


           
                                   
                       
                                               
                       

           


 


E.           
(Optional) If there are unusual family, personal, or economic circumstances or responsibilities within your family
which should entitle you to special consideration, please make note of this.  Use
the back of this page if needed.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



 


>>>>To be completed by Counseling<<<<


Applicant ranks number                        
 in a class of    

            Cumulative
GPA                              


Highest ACT Composite Score/Percentile                   
                       
/                                  
           


Highest SAT Composite Score                          


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ACADEMIC
ACHIEVEMENTS:
 


Include honors/AP classes completed or in-progress,
academic awards, academic honor organizations, etc.  It is not necessary to include
GPA, class rank, or test scores.


ACHIEVEMENT

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ACHIEVEMENT

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SCHOOL
ACTIVITIES:


Include clubs, teams, musical groups, etc. and
major accomplishments achieved or leadership positions held, if applicable. 


ACTIVITY

ACHIEVEMENT OR LEADERSHIP POSITION
HELD

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COMMUNITY
INVOLVEMENT:


List activities outside of school.  Include church groups, clubs, volunteer work, etc. and major accomplishments achieved or leadership positions held, if applicable.


ACTIVITY

ACHIEVEMENT OR LEADERSHIP POSITION
HELD

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WORK
EXPERIENCE:


List place of employment, give a brief description
of your duties and list any special recognitions, if applicable.


EMPLOYER

JOB DUTIES

RECOGNITIONS

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FINANCIAL STATEMENT


(Optional)


 


Parents’ Income (Gross)


Below $20,000____________

 

              
$50,000-$75,000_______________

$20,000-$30,000____________

 

$75,000- $100,000______________

 

$30,000-$50,000____________

 

$100,000 and above____________

 

 

 


Number of family dependents (include
yourself)                                 


 


Number of family members attending
post- secondary (college, vocational school, etc.) next school year (include yourself)         
                       


 


Applicant’s Savings                       
$                                 


 


Please list schools where you have
applied (in order of your preference):


 


1.        
                                                           

                       
                       


 


2.        
                                                           
                       

                       


 


3.        
                                                           
                       
                       


 


4.        
                                                           
                       
                       


 


5.        
                                                           
                       
                       


 


 


Applicant’s expenses (include
anticipated tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, etc.) per year.  Please
check nearest estimate:


 


$500-$2,000______________

 

$2,000-$4,000_____________

 

$4,000-$6,000_____________

 

$6,000-$8,000_____________

 

$8,000-$10,000____________

$10,000-$12,000____________

 

$12,000-$15,000____________

 

$15,000-$20,000____________

 

Above $20,000_____________

 


 


 


                                               
                       
                       

           
                                   
           


Student Signature                                
                       
                       
Date


 


                                               
                       
                       
           
                                   
           


Parent/Guardian Signature                                                   
            Date


 


 


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