Franklin County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Overcomer Scholarship Announcement

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Franklin County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy

Overcomer Scholarship Announcement
In order to promote participation in the prevention of drugs and alcohol and encourage civic involvement, the Franklin County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy is excited to offer one $500 scholarship to a qualified candidate from high school within Franklin County including Western Hills High School, Franklin County High School, Frankfort Independent, Frankfort Christian Academy, and The Academy. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has faced and overcome obstacles related to drug and/or alcohol abuse and addiction in his/her family.
Candidates will be selected using the following criteria:

  1. Applicants may apply who have met the requirements for graduating in the current school year from a high school in Franklin County.

  2. The scholarship award will be in the amount of $500 and will be paid directly to the institution of higher learning. (Scholarships will depend upon ASAP funds being made available thru the Office of Drug Control Policy.)

  3. All applicants will complete the application form and provide a high school transcript. The application form can be obtained from high school guidance counselors.

  4. All applicants will provide one letter of recommendation from a non-relative adult whom can verify the student’s circumstance and approve the application. Examples include: adult mentor, teacher, coach, pastor, or employer/supervisor.

  5. The Overcomer Scholarship will be based on academic achievement, potential for success in higher education, community activities and the essay.

  6. In all matter, the Scholarship Committee shall have final discretion in the interpretation of guidelines and in awarding the scholarship.

Deadline for submitting application and all materials is April 20, 2015.

NAME: ___________________________________________ AGE:_______________

ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________________

CITY: ___________________________________________ ZIP CODE: _________

PARENT/GUARDIAN: ____________________________________________________________

PHONE: _____________________ EMAIL: _________________________________________

SCHOOL: ______________________________________________________________________

GRADUATION DATE: __________________________________ G.P.A. ____________

Please list all school, extra-curricular activities, community service, or employment with which you are involved.

What are your educational and professional goals?

Please write an essay on the following topic:

How do you plan to use your life experiences and/or challenges that you have overcome related to your family’s drug and/or alcohol abuse and addiction to positively impact your future?

Your essay should address the following components:

  1. What challenges have you faced related to drug and/or alcohol abuse or addiction?

  2. Explain how you were able to overcome this obstacle or challenge.

  3. How will you use your life experiences to positively impact your future and those around you?

Essay Requirements:

SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT: _______________________________________________________

DATE: ________________________________________
Please return the completed application and supporting documents to:

Franklin County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy

P.O. Box 4652
Frankfort, KY 40601

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