Up to 5 scholarships will be awarded with each award being no less than $1,000!
Total awarded amount is $15,000 The UNE-St. Francis Alumni Council fosters a mission to “to create a feeling of lifelong personal involvement for all alumni in their alma mater and its traditions through support and commitment to the University of New England.” Since 1986, the UNE-St. Francis Alumni Council has fostered this relationship at the student level through the Alumni Scholarship Essay Award to encourage students to become active alumni.
To qualify for the University of New England-St. Francis College Alumni Council Scholarship Essay Contest 2014 you must meet the following criteria:
Be a first year or returning full time undergraduate student (freshman, sophomore, junior status in September 2013).
Have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.8 at the end of the Fall 2013 semester (sophomores and juniors).
All application submissions must include:
1,200 word essay, typed and double spaced;
Completed application form located on page 3; and
To ensure anonymity during judging, please do not include your name in the body of the essay, such as a header or footer. A title page or including the essay title in a header is acceptable.
Where Applications are available:
Go to www.alumni.une.edu, click “College of Arts and Sciences and Westbrook College of Health Professions” on the left hand margin, then “Alumni Council”.
E-mail or Telephone
Contact the Alumni Advancement Office at email@example.com or 221-4228
In May of 1964, at the invitation of St. Francis College faculty, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke in Decary Hall as part of a distinguished panel of civil rights leaders. Throughout his life Dr. King espoused an ideal vision regarding racial equality and social justice. He articulated this vision in his historic “I Have a Dream” speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963.
What do you see as a pivotal issue facing our nation today? Provide evidence to justify your selection.
Essay judging criteria:
Be sure any sources you use are documented and cited in a bibliography located at the end of the essay.
Essay Judging Information:
A committee of members from the University of New England and St. Francis College Alumni Council will judge the essays according to the criteria outlined. Up to 5 recipients may be chosen for a scholarship, with awards being no less than $1,000.
Scholarship Recipient Notification:
The scholarship recipients will be notified in late March to early April.
Any questions regarding the UNE-SFC Alumni Council Scholarship Essay Award should be directed to Amy Haile in Alumni Advancement Office at 221-4228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of New England &
St. Francis College Alumni Council
Scholarship Essay Award 2014
G.P.A. (if sophomore or junior, needs to be over 2.8):
Title of submitted essay:
The Alumni Advancement Office (located at 716 Stevens Avenue on the Portland Campus) must receive all applications by Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Applications may be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com or mailed to:
Attn: Alumni Council Scholarship Essay Award, Alumni Advancement Office, University of New England, 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME 04103-2670