Caffa scholarship 2016



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CAFFA SCHOLARSHIP 2016
Attention High School Graduating Seniors!

Enter Our 5th Annual Essay Contest to Win a $2,000 Scholarship!


CAFFA is pleased to invite incoming College Students to enter our Essay Contest in order to win an Educational Scholarship! This $2,000 tuition scholarship will be awarded to one graduating high school senior, who has been accepted to a 2- or 4-year college for the 2016-2017 school year. This award is intended for students who have come into their family through adoption, in the Chicago area.

The application and essay must be submitted by July 31st, 2016 and the recipient will be notified early August 2016. The winning essay and photo of the recipient will be published on our website, and in our e-newsletter. In order to be considered for this award, please fill out the form below, and email the form along with your essay to social_claudia@caffa.org. Your attached essay entry must be in PDF or a text (.txt) document and include your full name and email address in the header of the document itself. The essay question and guidelines are listed below.

 ESSAY CONTEST GUIDELINES


  • 2016 Graduating High School Seniors only (proof will be required if you are selected as the recipient--copies of diploma & final report card, as well as a copy of the acceptance letter from your college of choice)

  • Entrants must have grown up in the Chicago area

  • Entrants must have come into their family through adoption

  • All essays must be typed

  • Be sure to include your full name and email address in the header of your essay document

  • All essays must have a minimum of 800 words, and a maximum of 1500 words

  • Please be mindful of spelling and grammar--it matters!

  • Past and present CAFFA Board family members are not eligible for this scholarship

  • Applicants are not required to be CAFFA Members

  • All entries are due by July 31st, 2016.

APPLICATION FORM AND ESSAY

 

To apply, please fill out the application form below, create your essay, and email both to



social_claudia@caffa.org.
APPLICATION FORM

First Name




Last Name




Address




Phone Number(s)




Email Address




Birthdate (MM/DD/YYYY)




I identify my gender as




High School Name, City, State




Graduation Date (MM/YYYY)




GPA / GPA Scale (please list your current, cumulative GPA, or final, if you have already graduated—example 4.2/5)




Colleges to which you have applied (a copy of the acceptance letter to your school of choice will be requested if you are selected as the recipient of this scholarship)




Anticipated Area of Study




Have you received any other scholarships? If yes, please specify details.




Check here to allow CAFFA permission to publish your name if you are selected as the scholarship recipient.

  • I give CAFFA permission to publish my name if I am selected as the scholarship recipient

Check here to allow CAFFA permission to publish your essay on the CAFFA website and e-newsletter

  • I give CAFFA permission to publish my essay on the CAFFA website and e-newsletter

If you are under 18 years of age, please check here to confirm that your parent/guardian has reviewed the guidelines for this application and has given permission for you to apply.

  • I am under 18 years of age and confirm that my parent/guardian has reviewed the guidelines for this application and has given permission for me to apply.

Please indicate your connection(s) to adoption (check any/all that apply):


  • I was adopted as an infant/toddler

  • I was adopted as a child/teenager

  • I was adopted by a family member

  • I was born outside of the USA (specify)

  • My cultural background is different from that of my parents

  • I am/was in the foster care system

  • I have a sibling(s) that came to our family through adoption/foster care

  • Other (specify)


ESSAY QUESTION

Please tell us about yourself. Include information about your family, your connection to adoption/foster care, and how adoption and/or foster care have touched/shaped your life. How will your background impact your future and your goals & dreams?

If you have any questions, please send your inquiry to Claudia at social_claudia@caffa.org.  Thank you for your interest in CAFFA's Scholarship - good luck to you!

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