LOCAL Scholarship Forms and InformationApplication ChecklistDEADLINE: NO LATER than JANUARY 24, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the Career Center1. Activity Form (click HERE to download)Complete this form and make copies for all of your scholarship applications. Keep an original copy. Each copy must have original student and parent signature.2. Letters of RecommendationGive a completed Activity Form to each individual you are asking for a Letter of Recommendation (3-5 people, need at least 3).
· Individuals writing Letters of Recommendation don't always fill out this form and that is acceptable.
· You can make as many copies as you need of the Letters of Recommendation, these can have the signature copied.3. General Application (click HERE to download)a. Complete either by printing neatly or typing on the computer. Leave scholarship name & # blank.b. Each of your copies must have original student and parent signature.c. This will be used as the cover for each of your scholarship application packets. (You do not need to make a cover sheet or put in a folder, etc.) All folders or bindings will be removed unless requested by the donor.d. Keep an original copy for your file.4. Student Statementa. On a separate page, type only one page in essay form. Write about yourself, the scholarship committee finds this useful. Information you might include:
· Financial needs
· Career goals
· Interests or your passion about something
· An unusual occurrence or special consideration
This is a way to write about yourself (they can see your grades and activities from the other forms you include in your application packet). Be positive, and put your best effort in writing a good student statement, this can be a deciding factor for a scholarship.
b. This is included in all your scholarship packets after the general application (it is considered part of the general application for any scholarship listed on blue paper and must be included).5. Personal File FolderOriginals of the following:a. General Scholarship Applicationb. Student Statementc. Activity Formd. Letters of Recommendation (at least 3)6. MHS Local Scholarship Book 2016-2017(Click Here to download)a. Decide which scholarships to apply forb. Make copies from your Personal File Folderc. Put together scholarship applicationsd. Turn in scholarship applications to Career Center as soon as they are completed. You do not have to wait until the deadline.2016-17 TimelineNovember 14Students receive Local Scholarship Book & PreparationApplication PacketJanuary 24Local Scholarship Applications due by 3:30PM in the Career CenterApril 7Student winner notifications are mailed out, inviting them to awards nightApril 24Scholarship Awards Night 6:00PMMadera High SchoolJoe Flores GymImportant Forms