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2016 Scholarship Application
Celebrate Women Celebrate You (CWCY) is awarding scholarships to three distinguished African-American young women who display academic excellence and a vision for their future, and the future of their community.
The objective and mission of Celebrate Women Celebrate You is to recognize and celebrate everyday’ women. CWCY has a community mentorship and scholastic programs for young women. CWCY has established partnerships with local school administrators to identify these young ladies. They would then be matched with a mentor from the network of CWCY’s participants and honorees, according to their career goals and interests.
The following requirements need to be met for scholarship consideration:


  • Must be a 2016 graduating senior

  • An overall B average or GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (an official academic transcript needs to accompany application)

  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need

  • Complete and sign the Celebrate Women Celebrate You Scholarship Application

  • In Essay Format. Essay must be typed and not to exceed two (2) pages. 12-point font, double spaced

  • Two letters of recommendation (one from each: e.g., teacher, counselor, school administrator, club advisor to name a few)

  • Required to attend one (1) CWCY mentorship program

  • An interview by the Scholarship Committee is required

  • To be video filmed for the scholarship award presentation


ALL REQUIRED MATERIALS -- APPLICATION, TRANSCRIPT, LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION AND ESSAY MUST BE POSTMARKED

BY APRIL 22, 2016 TO BE CONSIDERED
SEND TO

By mail to: Celebrate Women Celebrate You, P.O. Box 2863, Netherwood Station, Plainfield, NJ 07061. Attention: Scholarship Committee Or Email to: geraldinagurs@comcast.net.


If you have any questions, please contact Geri Agurs at geraldinagurs@comcast.net OR

Burkina Morgan at burkinamorgan@gmail.com.



Celebrate Women Celebrate You

2016 Scholarship Application

This scholarship is awarded to a female African-American

high school graduating SENIOR student only

I GENERAL INFORMATION

PLEASE TYPE
Name_____________________________________________ Date_________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
City _____________________________________________State_____ Zip Code_______________
Home Phone No. _______________________ Cell Phone No._______________________________
Email Address _____________________________________________________________________
Name of High School _______________________________________________________________
Anticipated Major and Degree ________________________________________________________
Career Goal ______________________________________________________________________
Current GPA _________(on 4.0 scale) *Please attach an official transcript with application



Family Annual Income:

$

# of Siblings in the family

# Sisters________ # Brothers________

# of Siblings in College






II. COLLEGE INFORMATION

List colleges you have applied

College

State

Accepted (Y/N) or Pending

















































III. SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY/CHURCH ACTIVITIES

PLEASE LIST:


Organizations

Dates Active

Offices Held





















































































Academic Awards/Honors

Interest and Hobbies












































IV. ESSAY

Choose ONE of the topics listed below and write a two-page essay (typed and double spaced)

Note: All essays must include how this scholarship award will help you reach your career interest and goals.


  1. In your opinion, what is the number one issue affecting today’s young female in the African-American community?




  1. Select one woman in history you admire and imagine you have to write to her. Tell her how her life’s accomplishments will impact your educational and career goals.




  1. What book have you read (recently) that left a lasting impression on your life? Tell how it has inspired your educational and career goals.


SIGNATURE AND APPLICATION CHECKLIST

I am willing to:

  • Attend one (1) CWCY’s mentorship program

  • Appear for a personal interview by the Scholarship Committee as a requirement for consideration for this scholarship award

  • To be filmed for the scholarship awards video presentation

Date_______________________Signature_________________________________________


APPLICATION CHECKLIST


I have included the following: (please check each to confirm)
Completed Application (TYPED)

 Official Transcript

 Two Letters of Recommendation

 Essay


Signature on Application

Send all materials to:

Celebrate Women Celebrate You

Attention: Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 2863

Netherwood Station



Plainfield, New Jersey 07061
***Applications must be postmarked no later than April 22, 2016***

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