Natchitoches Community Improvement Foundation, Inc. is accepting application for scholarships

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The Natchitoches Community Improvement Foundation, Inc. is accepting application for scholarships for 2021 high school graduates who live within the city limits of Natchitoches The application must be postmarked no later than Thursday, May 13. For more information contact the Rev. Leo J. Walker, Chairman of the Board, at (318) 581-6123 or Oswald Taylor, Scholarship Chairperson, at (318) 581-3998.

See below for form. It can be copied and printed.

Natchitoches Wood

 

NATCHITOCHES COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT FOUNDATION, INC.

P.O. Box 606, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTION

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Applications for the scholarship are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Must be a graduating senior the current school year.
  • Must provide a comprehensive and complete application that is completed in ink.
  • Must have a 2.5 (C+) or greater grade point average from the time of application through completion of the 12th (Must be a resident within the City limits of Natchitoches)
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation from community representatives including but not limited to a supervisor, religious leader, teacher, or school counselor.

Scholarship application must be postmarked by Thursday, May 13 , 2021 (Including official high school transcript and typed written essay).

Mailed to : NATCHITOCHES COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT FOUNDATION, INC.

P.O. Box 606, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Obtain an application from the school counselor’s office or from a member of the community foundation,
  • Retrieve an official transcript of your high school grades from you school counselor. Submit Original of your completed scholarship application, written essay, and letters of recommendation and proof of community service.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • The scholarship will be awarded based on a comprehensive and quality application with supporting document.In addition, awards will be based on the evaluation criteria.  High school grades will be considered but are not the only basis for selection.
  • Scholarships awarded for $500.00 per semester (for two semesters). The student will receive the award directly from the scholarship committee. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail.
  • Funds will be released upon receipt of proof of registration into four-year college/university. Proof of registration must be official.

 

 

 

NATCHITOCHES COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT FOUNDATION, INC.

P.O. Box 606, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457

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PART I: PERSONAL INFORMATION

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Last Name                                      First Name                                              MI

 

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Address (No P.O. Box)           City                              State                   Zip

 

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Telephone Number                                                             Email

 

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Parent’s /Guardian ‘s Name

 

PART II: EDUCATION INFORMATION

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Name of High School                                                                   Telephone Number

 

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Name of High School Counselor                                (Signature)

 

_________________________________________   ______________________________

Cumulative Grade Point Average                              Date

 

** High school transcripts must be provided directly from school in a sealed envelope.

PART III: Education Plan

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Expected College Major                                                               Career Goal

 

Identify each of the college/universities to which you have applied.

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Name & Location of College

 

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Name & Location of College

 

 

NATCHITOCHES COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT FOUNDATION, INC.

P.O. Box 606, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457

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PART IV: Written essay (500 Words)

Applicant must write a 500 words essay using the theme, “the Importance of education and what it means to you. Be sure to include your views on how a college education will better prepare you for the social, economic and political challenges facing the survival and prosperity of our community.  Must be typed, double spaced, font 12 with 1” margins.

PART V: RECOMMENDATIONS

Two letters of recommendation must accompany this application.  One letter must be from a teacher, counselor, or principal at your high school.  The second letter must be from a person who can verify your involvement in community service and/or religious activities. Applications submitted without this supporting documentation will not be considered.  Please submit application/essay to the enclosed address.

The letters of recommendation should clearly identify the name of the student and high school and address shy this student deserves our support.  All letters should be submitted in   sealed envelopes and included with the final application package.

 

PART VI: PARENT AND STUDENT SIGNATURE

I hereby affirm that I am a graduating senior meeting all the criteria set forth above and that all the statements presented in this application are true.  I have enclosed the necessary high school transcript and other supporting documentation.  I am willing to provide additional information should it be required.  I agree to abide by all rules and regulations governing the decision and award of the Scholarship committee.

I hereby grant permission for a representative of the Scholarship committee to obtain information from my guidance counselor regarding this application.

 

I hereby affirm that the information presented in this application is true to the best of my knowledge.  I hereby understand that any information submitted falsely will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.

 

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Applicant’s Signature

_________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature