2017 tact scholarship Awards Announcement tact scholarship Committee



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2017 TACT Scholarship Awards Announcement

TACT Scholarship Committee

3138 Cabrillo Street

San Francisco, CA 94121

www.tactsf.org
The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) invites SFUSD Chinese American high school seniors who will graduate in May 2017 to participate in its scholarship program. TACT will award scholarships up to $2000 each to students whose goals will benefit the Chinese American community. Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit it with the letters of recommendation and official transcript by February 15, 2017.
Selection Criteria. Semi-finalists will be selected according to the following criteria:


  • Community volunteer service

  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA (unweighted)

  • Participation in school and extracurricular activities

  • Demonstrated leadership in school and/or community related activities

  • Unusual circumstances, if any (i.e., health or financial need)


Application Requirements: Please enclose all items below in your application packet. Do not include staples or paperclips. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Packet must be received by Wednesday, February 15, 2017.


  • Completed application (including essay)

  • Letter of recommendation from a school faculty member (teacher, counselor, or school
    administrator)

  • Letter of recommendation from a community person outside of school

  • Copy of your high school transcript including Fall 2016 final grades (Spring 2016 transcript

PLUS your Fall 2016 report card is acceptable)

  • Mail completed application to above address by US Postal Service, or put into mailbox. Do not

send via Fed Ex or UPS.
Timeline for the 2017 TACT Scholarship Program:
Feb 15 - Deadline for receiving application and requested materials

March 6 - Semi-finalists and other applicants notified

March 18 - Semi-finalists interviewed

March 22 - Scholarship recipients notified

April (TBA) - TACT Awards Banquet at Far East Restaurant, San Francisco

TBA - Introduction of recipients to SFUSD Board of Education

Applicant’s Name: ___________________________________________School: ________________________
Home Address (including zip code): ____________________________________________________________

Cell Phone: ______________________________Personal Email:______________________________________


Career Goal(s): ___________________________________________Gender:  Male Female
Elementary School:________________________________ Middle School: _____________________________
School Letter of Recommendation from: _________________________________________________________
Community Letter of Recommendation from: _____________________________________________________
List Your Top Two College Choices: _____________________________________________________________


  1. In order of importance, list 3 meaningful community service activities which you have participated in, that include but are not exclusive to the Chinese American community.



Agency Contact Person/Phone Your Role and Involvement Dates Hours per week

e.g. Chinese Urban Youth Jane Doe/415-555-0123 tutor children after school 9/15-present 2hrs



  1. _______________________________________________________________________________________



  1. _______________________________________________________________________________________



  1. _______________________________________________________________________________________


Applicant’s Name: _____________________________________________




  1. In order of importance, list 3 of your most meaningful school-sponsored extra-curricular activities:


Extra-Curricular Activity Your Role and Involvement Dates Hours per week
e.g. Ice Hockey Co-Captain and team member 1/14-present 7hrs



  1. _______________________________________________________________________________________




  1. _______________________________________________________________________________________




  1. _______________________________________________________________________________________



  1. Have you received or applied for other scholarships?

    _______________________________________  Applied  Received

_______________________________________  Applied  Received

_______________________________________  Applied  Received


4. Do you qualify for free or reduced lunch?



 I qualify for free lunch

 I qualify for reduced lunch

 I don’t know if I qualify for free or reduced lunch

 I do not qualify for free or reduced lunch
5. Please attach a personal statement in approximately 500 words or less addressing all of the following

topics:



  • Personal background and any special circumstance you would like us to know

  • Community service affecting you and your career goals

  • A social issue within the Chinese American community and how you would work towards a resolution



6. How did you hear about this scholarship?_____________________________________
If I am selected for a TACT scholarship, I will attend the Awards Banquet in April 2017 to receive my award.
_________________________________________________ ___________________________

Signature Date


COMMUNITY LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
To be typed, completed and signed by a community person outside of school (non-school staff) who is familiar with your work in the community.

Applicant’s Name: ____________________________________________ School: _______________________


Name of Recommender: ________________________________________ Agency: _______________________

Signature: ___________________________________________________ Title: _________________________


Email: ______________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________

TACT has been awarding student scholarships to high school seniors since 1970. Criteria for selection include potential careers in education, human services, the arts or communication, demonstrated community service, leadership qualities, and above-average scholarship. Please address the following items, citing specific examples, to provide us with an accurate profile of the applicant:




  • How long have you known the applicant? Under what circumstances have you known him/her?

  • What personal traits about the applicant impress you most and why?

  • Describe the applicant’s leadership qualities.

  • Is there any additional information that you would like us to know about the scholarship applicant?


SCHOOL LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION



To be typed, completed and signed by a school faculty member (i.e. teacher, counselor, or administrator).

Applicant’s Name: ____________________________________________ School: _______________________


Name of Recommender: ________________________________________ Title: _________________________

Signature: ___________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________

Email: ____________________________________________________________________________________

TACT has been awarding student scholarships to high school seniors since 1970. Some of the criteria for selection include potential careers in education, human services, the arts or communication, demonstrated community service, leadership qualities, and above-average scholarship. Please address the following items, citing specific examples, to provide us with an accurate profile of the applicant:




  • How long have you known the applicant? Under what circumstances have you known him/her?

  • What personal traits about the applicant impress you most and why?

  • Describe the applicant’s leadership qualities.

  • Is there any additional information that you would like us to know about the scholarship applicant?


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