Lewis Scholarship 2016

January 12, 2016

To:  High School Guidance Counselors

From:  Lewis Elementary PTSA

Re:  2016 Lewis Elementary PTSA Scholarship
 


The J. Milton Lewis Elementary PTSA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that we will be awarding two (2) $500.00 scholarships this year.  We will be awarding these scholarships to deserving seniors who attended Lewis Elementary School for at least three (3) years.

Attached are copies of the Lewis 2016 scholarship package.  Please distribute this packet to any interested seniors. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in providing a copy of the student’s transcript, class rank, and SAT scores (or ACT score converted).
Two scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each will be awarded on March 3rd, 2016 at the Lewis Elementary PTSA meeting at 6:45 PM.  The winners’ attendance is requested at this event.  All entries must be postmarked no later than February 23, 2016.

If you need further information, please contact:  ptapres@lewislionspta.com.

                                     Please return the completed applications to:
                                                J. Milton Lewis Elementary School
                                     Attn:  PTSA Scholarship Committee
                                     4179 Jim Owens Road
                                     Kennesaw, GA  30152



J. Milton Lewis Elementary PTSA Scholarship


Dear Applicant:

Attached is the application form for the J. Milton Lewis Elementary PTSA Scholarship.  This year, two (2) scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each will be awarded to graduating seniors who attended Lewis Elementary School for at least three (3) years.
To be eligible to receive this scholarship, you must attend an accredited college, university or trade school in the 2016 Fall Semester.  You must also have attended Lewis Elementary school for at least three (3) years of your elementary education; please make sure to include your dates of attendance in your application.
Due to the nature of the scholarship and the excellence that it represents, we ask that you fill out the application accurately and thoroughly.  Please include at least one letter of recommendation from a significant adult in your life (please make sure that this person is not a relative.) This letter will attest to your character and will be used to support your application.  Also, please submit a typed 500-word essay (double spaced, size 12 font); handwritten essays will not be accepted.  Your essay should address the following:  your personal goals, career plans, and any other information that may persuade the committee that you should be the applicant chosen.
Entries must be received in the Lewis Elementary office or be postmarked no later than February 23, 2016.
Representatives of the Lewis Elementary PTSA Scholarship Committee will review your application.  All applications received will be assigned a number and the individuals who review the applications will not know the student’s identity while reviewing the applications.  Applicants will be judged on Academic Ability, Character, Community Service, and Extracurricular Activities in both School and Community.
We appreciate your applying for this scholarship.  Good luck and best wishes to you!
Sincerely,

The Lewis Elementary PTSA Scholarship Committee





J. Milton Lewis Elementary PTSA Scholarship
Rules and Requirements
v The scholarship recipient must be a high school senior who attended Lewis Elementary School for at least three (3) years of their elementary education.
v For the 2015-2016 school year, the Lewis Elementary PTSA will award two (2) $500.00 scholarships.
v A high school transcript must be submitted along with the original application, one letter of recommendation and a 500-word or less typed essay (double spaced, font size 12).  Class rank and SAT scores (or ACT converted scores) are also required.
v The applicant must have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
v The scholarship may be used for tuition/educational expenses in any accredited college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2016.  It may not be used for living or personal expenses.
v The scholarship recipient may accept other scholarships and financial aid loans.
v Payment to the scholarship recipient shall be in the form of a check made payable to the approved school.
v The final decision on awarding the scholarship shall be made by the scholarship committee.
v Additional letters of recommendation may be submitted up to a maximum of three, one page each.
v If a student fails to complete the semester or fails to enroll in school, any refunds will revert to the Lewis Elementary PTSA.
v Proper completion of the application and accompanying documents is required.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.
v Recipients shall be selected without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, or handicap.
The Scholarship Committee shall base their final selection on the following factors:
1.      Academic ability and college aptitude.
2.     Individual student involvement in the total school program and the community.

Award recipients shall indicate acceptance of the Scholarship no later than Wednesday, March 2, 2016.  The recipients will be acknowledged at the Lewis Elementary PTSA meeting on March 3rd, 2016 at 6:45 PM.  The recipient’s attendance would be greatly appreciated.



J. Milton Lewis Elementary PTSA Scholarship Checklist and Cover Sheet

Please check to make sure that you have included the following with your application:
·       Personal information-page 1 and 2 of application
·       Essay, 500 words or less, typed double spaced, size 12 font
·       Letter/letters of recommendation-maximum of 3, one page each (One (1) is required)
·       Transcript of grades
·       Class rank
·       SAT scores or ACT converted scores
·       Name of school attending and acceptance status


Reminder:
Ø Please make sure that your application is either hand delivered to Lewis Elementary School by February 23, 2016, or postmarked by February 23, 2016.  Late applications will not be accepted.



  



J. Milton Lewis Elementary PTSA Scholarship Application
All areas identifying the applicant will be removed or covered prior to consideration.
Please print neatly or type.

Name of Applicant_____________________________________________________________

Address of Applicant:  Street_____________________________________________________

City_____________________ Zip Code_______________ Phone________________________

Parent or Legal Guardian Name__________________________ Phone___________________

Address_______________________ City________________ State___________ Zip_________

College/University/Trade School of Choice: __________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________
 
Have you been accepted?                 YES                             NO

Dates that you attended Lewis Elementary School: __________________________________
Essay:
Please type (double spaced, 12 font) on a separate sheet of paper, in 500 words or less, why you feel you should be awarded this scholarship.  Please include your personal goals, career plans, and any other information that may persuade the committee that you should be the applicant chosen.

Recommendations (One (1) is required):

Name__________________________ Relationship_____________ Phone______________

Name__________________________ Relationship_____________ Phone______________

Name__________________________ Relationship_____________ Phone______________

The undersigned hereby acknowledges that the information provided in this application is true and accurate.

Signature_______________________________ Date____________________

If a minor, signature of parent/legal guardian_____________________ Date_______________

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J. Milton Lewis Elementary PTSA Scholarship Application

Please type or print legibly.  Please use an additional page if more space is required for your answers.

Personal Information:

1.     Volunteer Services (church, community, civic) - Please state the service and length of time served.
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2.      Extra-curricular activities: include school clubs, sports, offices held, or leadership roles.  Please note the years of involvement.










3.      Honors, recognition, and awards (including academic awards and athletic accomplishments).  Please list the type and date received.










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