“Buffalo Soldiers” Greater Washington, dc chapter



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“Buffalo Soldiers”
Greater Washington, DC Chapter


9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association

BUFFALO SOLDIERS”



SCHOLARSHIP

PROGRAM

2016


“Buffalo Soldiers”
Greater Washington DC Chapter

9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association



SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION
The 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association: Greater Washington, DC Chapter “Buffalo Soldiers” announces its 2015-2016 Scholarship Awards. The scholarship awards total $1,000.00 (one male student for $500.00 and one female student for $500.00) for two graduating seniors that attend the Washington, DC Metropolitan area high schools. If only one Scholarship is awarded, he / she will be awarded $500.00. These Scholarships may be used at any Higher Educational Institution of their choice.
Students will be selected for the scholarships based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic achievement: minimum 2.5 GPA (official school transcript)

  2. Financial need

  3. Contribution to school and community

  4. Acceptance to a degree granting institution

  5. Two letters of recommendation

  6. An interview

  7. Head to shoulder photo

Applicants must complete and submit a one page (minimum, do not exceed two pages) typewritten (double-spaced), essay on one of the following topics:



  1. The 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments (one or both of the regiments)

  2. My Career Goal and My Achievement Plan

  3. Barriers and Enhancements to my Educational Experience

One copy of all official transcripts must be mailed to the Scholarship Committee Chairman (address below). Additionally, letters of recommendation from two of the following must be included in the scholarship application packet.




  1. Teacher

  2. Guidance Counselor

  3. Minister

  4. Employer

  5. Community Leader

Completed Scholarship Packets must be mailed and postmarked before April 16, 2016 and forward to lynrhi6@aol.com


SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION

The Scholarship Committee will choose scholarship recipients. Scholarship recipients and school officials will be notified via certified letter as soon as practical, following selection of the recipients. The recipients will be recognized at the Chapter’s Meeting, May 21, 2016. Additionally, a representative from the Chapter will recognize the recipients at an appropriate school sponsored function – to be jointly determined by the school’s point of contact and the committee.


Scholarship awards will be mailed, via certified letter, directly to the institution chosen by the recipient at the start of school, in early September 2016.
Contact Trooper Lynn R. Hill, Scholarship Committee Chairman at: 301-642-0065 e-mail: lynrhi6@aol.com or you may down load the application forms at www.buffalosoldiers-washington.com.

Applications and Official Transcripts should be mailed to the Scholarship Committee at the address below:


Trooper Lynn R. Hill

9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry

Buffalo Soldiers Association

P.O. Box 62501

Washington, D.C. 20029-2501

lynrhi6@aol.com

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION

(FOR CHAPTER USE ONLY)


DATE RECEIVED__________

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN


Student Name: __________________________________________________

(Last) (First) (Middle Initial)

Address: ___________________________________________ ________________

_____________________________________________________ Zip___________

Telephone: _______________

School: ____________________________________________________________

Date Of Birth: ______________

Parent/Guardian Name__________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Address _________________________________________Zip_____ (If different from above)

Telephone: _____________

School Activities: (Indicate offices and year held)

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

College (s) Applied To:_________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

Church and Community Service Activities (Indicate offices held and year)

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Employment (List and describe duties of job(s) held): _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Special Honors, Awards, Recognitions, etc. (Scholastic and Community):

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

College(s) Accepted: ___________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

NOTE: Your complete application packet must include a one (1) page (minimum), typewritten, double-spaced, essay on one of the following topics:


  1. The 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments

  2. My Career Goal and My Achievement Plan

  3. Barriers and Enhancements to My Educational Experience

All Applicants are required to have an interview with the Chapter’s Scholarship Committee on a prescribed date, designated time and location set by the committee. A head to shoulder photo is requested.
Mail application packets: application, essay, official transcript, and letters of recommendation to:
Trooper Lynn R. Hill

9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry

“Buffalo Soldiers” Association

P.O. Box 62501

Washington, D.C. 20029-2501

E-mail: lynrhi6@aol.com

C-301-642-0065

SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION

I certify that the above information is true.

Applicant’s Signature: _______________________________Date: ________________

Parent’s Signature: __________________________________Date: ________________


Have a counselor to sign completed application below:

Counselor: _________________________________________ Date: ________________

School: ____________________________________________________________________

Telephone: ________________

The Counselor is to be used as the school’s point of contact for validating the entry and arranging the opportunity to recognize the student.

Applicants are required to have an interview with the Scholarship Committee. Completed applications will contain: application; essay; official transcript (can be provided separately, must be unopened) and two letters of recommendations.



SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT AND APPLICATION

Grading Scale

School and Community Service Activities:

Five (5) or More 20 Points


Four (4) Activities 15 Points

Three (3) Activities 10 Points


Two (2) Activities 5 Points

Essay

Correct Grammar, Punctuation, Content Quality, 10 Points

Typewritten and a minimum of 150 words


Meets High Expectations 6 Points

Meets Minimum Expectations 4 Points



Application Deadline

Achievement of the established deadline 10 Points

College/University Acceptance Letter 10 Points

included in application




Application Form


Form Completion 10 Points


Total Points 100




Scale

90 - 100 Points Outstanding



80 - 89 Points Very Good

70 - 79 Points Satisfactory


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