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The 2016 Caesar Sams Scholarship of

Academic Achievement

Application & Instructions


Instructions


Please read over the entire application before you begin. You should have a total of ten pages including this page and the title page. This page and the following pages describe certain criteria followed in awarding this scholarship. This scholarship consists of six major categories; please make sure you have them all before you begin. Set aside an adequate amount of time so that you will be able to fully complete each category.

Category #: Title

Category 1: Applicant Information

Category 2: Scholastics

Category 3: School Activities

Category 4: Service to your Community

Category 5: Essay Section

Category 6: Signature Page





  • All information on this application must be typed from a computer or typewriter.



  • Handwritten applications will be disqualified.



  • A copy of your UNOPENED transcript must accompany this application. Do not make this a part of the application. The school you attend will provide your transcript in a SEALED envelope. Attach your transcript to the finished application with a paper clip.



  • Please provide ONE letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer or any other person, besides immediate family, who would be a good judge of your character.



  • Do not white-out on any part of the application, if you make a mistake - Please start over. Applications with white-out will be disqualified.



  • You may answer all questions on the application itself; however, if more paper is needed, it must be typed on white 8 1/2" x 11" unlined paper.



  • Select candidates may be requested to appear before a committee for a personal interview.

Instructions (continued)



  • All answers listed on a corresponding paper must be typed, easy to read and include the corresponding question. If a question is not relevant, please explain why. Do not write N/A.



  • Do not include a photo of yourself. Post Community Credit Union will award this scholarship based on scholastic, community achievement, and essay responses.



  • The application will be available for download at www.postcommunitycu.com and located at your school’s counseling department – if they are out please have your counselor contact the credit union.



  • All participating applicants will be notified of the results.



  • Completed Applications are due to the credit union or post marked by May 20th, 2016.



  • Address the application to:

Post Community Credit Union

Scholarship Committee

C/O Alba McKay, COO/Scholarship Chairperson

240 Cliff St.

Battle Creek, MI 49014




Post Community Credit Union


In 2007, Post Community Credit Union established the Caesar Sams Scholarship of Academic Achievement. It is to be awarded annually to 3 graduating high school seniors in the tiered amounts of $1,500.00, $1,000, and $500…. in the form of a check payable to the student and the college or university they are attending. This scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:





  • Scholastic achievement.

  • Personal integrity.

  • Active participation in and service to their school.

  • Active participation in and service to their community.

Some important information about the Caesar Sams Scholarship of Academic Achievement:



  • Applicants must have a regular Savings Account in their own name with a $5.00 minimum balance at Post Community Credit Union.

  • This scholarship is available to all eligible members of Post Community Credit Union, except for immediate family members of any staff, Board or Committee Members of Post Community Credit Union.

  • Each applicant must currently be enrolled in a high school and entering a college or trade school in the fall of the same year upon graduation from high school.

  • All scholarships will be issued in the name of the applicant and their attending college, unless otherwise decided by the Credit Union.

Applicant Information


Name: ________________________________________________________________

(First) (Middle) (Last)

Address:_________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________________State__________Zip_______

Mother's full maiden name: __________________________________________ (or guardian)

Father's full name: _________________________________________________ (or guardian)

Phone number with area code: (_____)_________________

Post Community Credit Union Account Number: __________________________

Name of high school you are presently attending: _________________________

High school graduation date: ___________________________

Current GPA: ______________________ Class Rank: _______ out of _______

Name and address of college or trade school you plan to attend:

Name: ________________________________________________________________

Address:

________________________________________________________________

City: __________________________________ State: ______ Zip:________

Please indicate the following with an X and date:

I have __________ been accepted--date of acceptance: ___________________

I have not _______________ been accepted--as of a date: ________________

Intended course of study: ____________________________________________


Scholastics


  1. List all scholastic awards or honors earned: (if more space is needed, list on a separate sheet of paper)

1. ___________________________________________________________

2.____________________________________________________________

3.____________________________________________________________

4.____________________________________________________________


  1. List all honors, academic competitions or advanced placement programs you have completed, participated or are enrolled in at the present time: (if more space is needed, list on a separate sheet of paper)

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________


School Activities


  1. Please list your membership in and describe your participation in any school organizations, clubs, or sports activities. Please note the length of time you participated in these activities: (if more space is needed, list on a separate sheet of paper)

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

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  1. Please list any leadership positions which you have held, and the amount of time you maintained those positions: (if more space is needed, list on a separate sheet of paper)

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

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Service to Your Community




  1. Please list your membership, participation and any volunteer community services you are actively involved in or have participated in for your community. Also, list the length of time you have been involved with these programs: (if more space is needed, list on a separate sheet of paper)

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

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  1. Describe any positions of leadership or responsibilities you have held in the community. Also list the length of time you held these positions: (if more space is needed, list on a separate sheet of paper)

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

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Essay Section


Please complete the following essay question on a separate sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" paper. It MUST be TYPED and easy to read.

Title the essay as follows:

Essay: What Can Post Community Credit Union do to better serve members of your age?

Essay (500 word minimum)

Signature Page


Your signature is required on the first signature line, as your application will not be accepted without it. The second signature line is a separate line that you should sign for promotional purposes. The second signature line is not mandatory for the acceptance of the application, or awarding of the scholarship.

Please sign the application, and then print your name.

I attest by my signature, that the information included in this application is truthful and correct, and my own work. I also understand if I am selected as the winner, I may be required to attend a public presentation of my scholarship at Post Community Credit Union.

Applicants Signature: _______________________________________________

Applicant's Name (please print): ______________________________________

Date: _____________________

Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be considered for this scholarship.

If selected, Post Community Credit Union reserves the right to use my name and likeness for appearances for television commercials, radio & newspaper used specifically for the promotion of Post Community Credit Union Caesar Sams Scholarship of Academic Achievement.

Applicants Signature: _______________________________________________



Date: __________________________


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