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Scholarship Opportunities

 

Dear COMPACT Teacher

As the school year nears graduation, it is time for seniors to begin making plans for "life after high school." For those students who are planning on attending a post secondary institution, the COMPACT Scholarship provides an opportunity to earn a scholarship from $300.00 - $3,750.00 toward their education. Our most prestigious scholarship, the Lee Norris Rayam Scholarship will be offered in honor of the late Lee Norris Rayam, who was an outstanding community leader, a wonderful role model and advocate for youth, especially COMPACT students. This scholarship is worth $1,500.00 and will be awarded to the most outstanding applicant. It is renewable for three years at one-half value ($750.00) if the student continues making satisfactory progress. Angel Cifuentes, Lee Norris Rayam Scholarship Winner

We will also award up to 15 scholarships ranging from $200.00 to $1,000.00. These scholarships are renewable at one-half value for one year if the student maintains satisfactory progress (at least a C average). All money will be sent directly to the institution in which the student will be enrolled. Applications for interested students are enclosed for your distribution. We encourage all students who meet the criteria for selection to apply. The application deadline is TBA. The selection committee will announce the winners by Mid-April. Note that students do not have to be enrolled in COMPACT in 2008-09 if they have completed one year in COMPACT. Please also distribute this scholarship packet to your former COMPACT students who are eligible.If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, please call me George Fuller at 407-294-3350, - e-mail george.fuller@ocps.net or call Rocky Robinson at 407-317-3200, extension 2796, - e-mail rocky.robinson@ocps.net.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

1. Verification of acceptance in school

2. Grades (2.0 GPA or an acceptable post secondary entry level test score)

3. Two short essays – Does not have to be typed – but must be legible

4. Three letters of recommendation:

a. COMPACT Teacher or another Teacher

b. One other school-level personnel

c. One outside resource person (Clergy, employer, mentor etc.)

5. An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of school work through the first semester of the senior year.

6. Community service and activities outside school.

7. Student activities/honors/awards.

8. COMPACT involvement.

APPLICATION PACKET MUST INCLUDE

1. Completed application

2. Essays (2)

3. Letters of recommendation (3)

4. Official Transcript

5. Copy of college/school acceptance letter (if available)

PLEASE MAIL APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY TO:

THE ORLANDO/ORANGE COUNTY COMPACT

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

P.O. Box 1073

Orlando, Florida 32802-1073

*********APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY TO BE ANNOUNCED*********

Winners announced by mid April of each year

INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL CAUSE DISQUALIFICATION

APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

Scholarship Application

Name: ________________________________ Social Security Number: _____________

Home Address: ________________________________________ Zip Code: _________

Home Phone (_____) ________________________ Birth Date: ____________________

Name of Parent(s) or Guardian: ______________________________________________

Name of high school you attended: ___________________________________________

Name of school you plan to attend: ___________________________________________

Years in COMPACT: Freshman _____ Sophomore _____ Junior _____ Senior _____

List outside activities, work experience, community or family responsibilities:

List honors and recognition in and out of school: ________________________________

List student activities (include leadership/committee roles): ________________________

SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT _____________________________DATE _______

*Remember to include your OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT with your application

Scholarship Application

In the space provided, write an essay explaining your personal goals. Please include those goals you have set for yourself after graduation and those you hope to accomplish after completing your formal education (post secondary school).

SIGNATURE: ________________________________________ DATE ____________

Scholarship Application

In the space provided, describe the benefits you gained by participating in the COMPACT Program.

SIGNATURE: ________________________________________ DATE ____________

Scholarship Recommendation

Name of Applicant: _______________________________________________________

In the space provided, please write one the three paragraphs about the applicant.

Please write 3 words that best describe the applicant:

1. ___________________ 2. ________________________ 3. _____________________

SIGNATURE: ________________________________________ DATE ____________

Relation to the applicant: ___________________________________________________

To ensure confidentiality, you may return this by mail to: ORLANDO/ORANGE COUNTY COMPACT, SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, P.O. BOX 1073, Orlando, Fl 32802-1073

DEADLINE: TBA