Applicants must send PDF versions of the Goal Statement,
Letters of Reference, and Personal Essay to
Be sure to include your name and contact
Must be typewritten, two (2) pages maximum, on a separate page clearly titled “Personal
Essay". Students must show that they are committed to continuing their education by
maintaining high academic and personal achievement. This essay is your opportunity to tell us
about yourself and explain why you should be selected to receive this scholarship. Your written
essay should clearly demonstrate experiences or accomplishments in at least three (3) of the
five (5) areas listed below:
● Special Talent: Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart from
your peers.Examples may include, but are not limited to: working well with others, artistic
talents, athletic ability, public speaking or writing skills, a creative activity/challenge that
you engaged in, etc.
● Leadership and Service: Clearly articulate how you have demonstrated your leadership
ability both in and out of school. Examples may include, but are not limited to: community
service involvement, leadership roles or unique responsibilities at home, school, work or
● Challenges: Describe how you have achieved a goal despite struggles or obstacles that
may have hindered you. Be specific. Examples may include, but are not limited to:
achievement of a goal despite struggles or barriers, withstanding significant peer
pressure(s) that may have otherwise deterred your achievements, overcoming a major
life event, etc.
● Influences: Discuss situations or persons that have been major influences in your life.
Examples may include, but are not limited to: how your personal background has
affected your view of the world, an individual or group who has been your biggest
influence and why, a book that has affected you deeply and why, etc.
● Financial Need: Provide a more detailed and personal account of your financial need.
You may describe, from a financial standpoint, what impact would this award would have
on your education, or share any special circumstances affecting your need for financial
In a separate document titled, “Goal(s) Statement”, please provide a brief statement
describing your future career goals and how receiving this scholarship award will help achieve
LETTERS OF REFERENCE:
Two (2) Reference letters from any of the following sources: Teacher, School Counselor,
Church, Community Leader. Letters from relatives are not acceptable references for this
application. (Must be on Official Letterhead).
Student must provide a transcript in a PDF format.