Scholarship Application

2017 Scholarship Application
The 2017 scholarship application is available at the MERHS guidance office, the Manchester Public Library, T.O.H.P. Burnham Library (Essex Public Library), and the Essex Technical High School. Applications are due April 21, 2017.
 
MANCHESTER-ESSEX ROTARY CLUB
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
 
The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club will be awarding scholarships to deserving Manchester-Essex residents totaling approximately $10,000, with individual awards.  Applications must be postmarked no later than April 21, 2017 to be considered.
 
The scholarships are given to assist local students in meeting the expenses associated with furthering their education. Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors and preparatory school students who will be enrolling as full-time students in a four-year or two-year degree granting program.  The following criteria will be applied in selecting scholarship awardees:
  1. Students whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) reside in Manchester or Essex, Massachusetts, students who attend Manchester-Essex Regional High School, and students who attend Essex Technical High School whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) reside in Manchester or Essex, Massachusetts.
  2. The Manchester Essex Rotary Club is a community service organization.Accordingly, we place a great deal of value on students who are active throughout their high school careers in community service activities.   Applicants are encouraged to include as much information about community service performed on their applications as possible!
  3. Academic achievement will be an important consideration in the evaluation of candidates.
  4. The financial needs of each student will be reviewed and will be an important consideration in the choice of scholarship recipients.Therefore, all applicants are required to submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) portion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).The information to be considered will include gross family income, debt, equity, etc.Extenuating financial considerations or hardships should be explained.Applications submitted without this information will not be considered.
  5. The experience of the student in extra-curricular activities and in providing community service will also be an important consideration.
Members of the Scholarship Committee of the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club will interview finalists for an award. The interview is an essential part of the decision-making process.  The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club will interview selected finalists in April and May 2017 and will make the final determination of scholarship awards after the interview, review of the candidates’ past academic activities, extra-curricular activities, demonstrated financial need, and letters of recommendation. 
 
Completed applications, SAR/FAFSA info, and two (2) letters of recommendation must be postmarked by the April 21 deadline to: Manchester-Essex Rotary Club, P.O. Box 403, Manchester, MA 01944.
 
 
 
 
MANCHESTER-ESSEX ROTARY CLUB  
2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
 
  1. Applicant’s Name ________________________________________
  2. Birth date___________________________
3.   Address ________________________________________________
      City _________________________  State____________Zip_____________
4.   Home Phone ____________________  Cell Phone ______________________
      Email Address _______________________
5.   High School(s) attended (after Grade 8)  Year of Graduation ______________            
       _______________________________________________________________________
       _______________________________________________________________________
6.   To what colleges have you applied?  Check if you have been accepted.
                        1st choice _______            _____________________________________________
                        2nd choice_______            _____________________________________________
                        3rd choice_______            _____________________________________________
7.   Please state the estimated costs for the college of your choice as printed in the college catalog.
 
            Name of College ________________________________________________________
             A.  Tuition ________________________    D.  Books __________________________
             B.  Room _________________________     E.  Other Fees _______________________
             C.  Board _________________________     * Total Cost ________________________
8.   List financial resources available or anticipated for your first year of college.
       A.  Family Contribution__________________     E. Student Aid Grants_________________
       B.  Summer/part-time work _______________     F. Other Scholarships_________________
       C.  Loans _____________________________      *Total Resources___________________
 
 
9. Have you applied for other financial assistance?  Please specify.
______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
10.   Family Income
        A. Father’s Name___________________________________________________________
        Employer______________________________      Position__________________________
       Annual Gross Salary  $_____________  
       B. Mother’s Name___________________________________________________________
       Employer______________________________      Position__________________________
       Annual Gross Salary  $_____________  
       C. Other Household Income $______________
11. Name of Sibling(s)
Age
School Attending
Is he/she currently enrolled in college? 
If yes,what is expected
year of graduation?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12. Indicate out-of-school activities such as volunteer work and paid work experience, extra-curricular activities, and honors received.  Attach page if necessary.
 
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13.  Please describe your vocational or academic goals.  What achievements would you hope to accomplish?  Attach page if necessary.
 
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14.  Please state the reasons why you think you should receive a Manchester-Essex Rotary Scholarship.  Note that Rotary International is a community service organization, and special consideration is given to those with a record of outstanding community service.  Attach page if necessary.
 
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 ______________________________________________________________________________
 
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15.  Please list two references.  Indicate name, address, phone number, and relationship to the applicant. 
      Include a school administrator or teacher, and one other person who has supervised you as a worker or volunteer.  Ask each to send a letter of recommendation to the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Foundation, P.O. Box 403, Manchester, MA 0194 to be postmarked by the April 21, 2017 deadline.
 
NAME
ADDRESS
PHONE #
RELATIONSHIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  1. On a separate sheet of paper please provide details of any extenuating circumstances you or your family have experienced which may further qualify you for this award.
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER REQUIRED INFORMATION
Please submit the following materials with this application:
 
1. A transcript of high school courses completed at this time.
 
2. Copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) portion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  When copying the SAR from the FAFSA web site, please click the “Print” link to print a report showing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the application information.  If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to submit a copy of any college financial aid award letters you have received.
 
3. Be certain that two letters of reference are included or have been sent.
 
4. On a separate sheet please prepare a brief essay outlining your community service activities, and how they have impacted your high school experience.  
 
Materials must be postmarked by the April 21, 2017 deadline.  Please mail all materials to:
 
Manchester-Essex Rotary Club Scholarship Foundation
                        P.O. Box 403
                        Manchester, MA  01944
 
 
 
________________________________________________  Date________________
Applicant’s Signature