Application Requirements

The Fund will rely on the following documents in evaluation of an applicant’s performance with respect to the above defined selection criteria:
  • Completed application form.
  • Official high school transcript.
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation (consisting of no less that one from a teacher or counselor at the student’s current school and two from individuals or organizations closely familiar with applicant’s community service, leadership activities or charity work and not related to applicant nor staff members of the applicant’s school). 
  • Applicants are encouraged to procure these letters of recommendation specifically for this application.  Previously written letters of recommendation (e.g. for Student-of-the-Month awards) are acceptable if less than a year old, but applicants must provide copies of all letters with the application.  All letters of recommendation must include the following:
    • Identification of the author along with a home or business address and phone number.
    • Explanation of the nature of relationship between author and applicant including how long author has known applicant.
    • Specific references to the selection criteria germane to the writer’s relationship to the applicant, the qualities and experiences that recommend the applicant for this award.
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR) or Page 1 of most recently filed federal tax return of Application’s parent or guardian.  
                        Note:Financial need is an integral criteria that will be considered during the                              selection process.  Failure to provide one of the items listed above (or a pre-                                approved substitute) will automatically disqualify an applicant from                                            consideration.
  • A one-page personal statement that includes a narrative addressing your life and more specifically, milestone moments of challenge, success and obstacles overcome to get where you are today.  The intent of this personal statement should be to help committee members be able to get to know you better and be better prepared for meaningful dialogue during the interview and selection processes.