2015 Scholarship Program Rules revised for 2015 Purpose of the Amigos en Cristo † Friends in Christ Scholarship Program

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Amigos en Cristo Friends in Christ

Scholarship Program


Scholarship Program Rules

Purpose of the Amigos en Cristo Friends in Christ Scholarship Program
Amigos en Cristo Friends in Christ is committed to the role of advancement and education in our personal and Christian lives. The Amigos en Cristo Scholarship Program is intended to celebrate and reward the leadership and scholarly achievement of our young Hispanic people and to contribute to the spirit and well being of the Hispanic Community.

Terms of the Program
In recognition of demonstrated leadership and accomplishments outside the classroom as well as academic performance, Amigos en Cristo will grant individual financial scholarships to selected students who meet the eligibility requirements of the Amigos en Cristo Scholarship Program.

Eligibility Criteria
To apply, an applicant must be a registered parishioner in the Arlington Diocese, of Hispanic descent, and must be attending or accepted as a student in a post-secondary, accredited, two or four year College or University program.

Application Process
Eligible students will complete the application and submit a Resume highlighting involvement in the world beyond the classroom – Church, arts, music, environmental stewardship, community service, athletics, and academic performance. A personal essay is also required addressing the issue provided.. Please complete the attached essay form and include it with your application. If additional space is required, continue on an additional sheet of paper typed or hand written.. Additionally, the Amigos en Cristo Friends in Christ Scholarship Committee requests two letters of reference to comment on the applicant’s character and/or academic performance. The letters must not be from a parent or relative and can come from counselors, teachers, employer, pastor, etc. Please ensure that contact information for these references are included in the letter. The Committee may contact the references provided with this application.
Application packages and complete program rules can be obtained by emailing: AmigosenCristoscholarship@verizon.net,or by going to the Knights of Columbus Council 8600 web site at http://www.kofc8600.org/ and looking at Scholarships, or a hard copy may be picked up at the Parish Center office:
St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church

5222 Sideburn Rd.

Fairfax, VA 22032

Applications and personal essays must be signed and submitted either electronically or by mail. Electronic submissions should be sent to AmigosenCristoscholarship@verizon.net. Complete hard copy application packages may be mailed and delivered or hand carried, by the deadline date of May 15, 2015 to:

St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church

Attn: Amigos en Cristo Friends in Christ Scholarship Program 2015

5222 Sideburn Rd.

Fairfax, VA. 22032.

Please note that official transcripts of grades must be submitted. On line transcripts and grade reports are not acceptable. Students currently enrolled in college must include all official college transcripts. High school seniors and students who have completed less than one full quarter or semester of post-secondary education must include a high school transcript.

Application Deadline
The application must be received not later than May 15, 2015 to be considered.

Selection Process
The Committee will select award recipients on the basis of demonstrated leadership, active involvement in civic and/or religious activities, and academic performance. The Committee will review all applications for final approval. Selected award recipients will be notified by the end of May.

Award recipients must enroll in an accredited two or four year College or University no later than the fall of the year in which their scholarship is granted. Proof of enrollment must be provided to the Committee.

Application Package Check List
Please ensure that each item on this check list is provided in your application submission. Please sign this form below indicating that all items have been included in your package. Failure to complete and sign this form will be the basis for considering your application as incomplete and will not be considered for a Scholarship.

  1. Application Form

  1. Your Resume

  1. Personal Essay

  1. 2 Letters of Reference

  1. Current Official Transcripts

  1. This Check List

Your Name: ___________________________________ Date: ___________________

Your Signature:__________________________________________________

Application Form

Please type or print all information except signatures. Information must be legible or application will not be considered.
Applicant Information:
Last Name First Middle Initial_____
Permanent Home Mailing Address ________________________________________________
Apartment #_____________
City State Zip Code­­_______
Social Security # or TIN ________________________________________________________
Telephone E-Mail Address .
Date of Birth: Month Day Year .
Arlington Diocese Parish: _______________________________________________________
High School: Graduation Date: Month Year .
City State Telephone .
Name of Post Secondary school that you plan to attend or are attending. (If unknown, please list in order or preference the schools to which you have been accepted.)
School Name City State .
School Name City State .
Years in College Completed: 0 1 2 3 4 5 (Circle One)
Major or Course of Study .

Amigos en Cristo has the sole responsibility for selecting recipients based on criteria as set forth in the programs rules. This application becomes property of Amigos en Cristo Friends in Christ Scholarship Program.

I acknowledge that decisions of Amigos en Cristo regarding the Amigos en Cristo Friends in Christ Scholarship Program are final. I certify that I meet the basic eligibility requirements of the program as described in the program description and that the information provided in this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. If requested, I agree to provide proof of the information that I have given on this form. Falsification of information may result in the immediate return of any scholarship granted.
Applicants Signature Date .

Personal Essay

Considering the current world situation, what are your short term and long term goals? Please respond in 500 words or less.
Your Name: .

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