DBL Annual Scholarship Application Guidelines
SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA FOR MALE GRADUATING SENIORS FROM HAMPTON AND NEWPORT NEWS PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS
The Virginia Peninsula Education Foundation, affiliated with the Delta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is pleased to announce its Scholarship Competition for male high school seniors, Class of 2021, who plan to attend college or pursue technical education immediately. The Foundation seeks students who have demonstrated sustained academic achievement, leadership, community involvement and good citizenship.
These scholarships are awarded to encourage and assist male high school graduates of Hampton and Newport News Public Schools in the continuation of their educational pursuits.
The Virginia Peninsula Education Foundation will award three scholarships in the amount of $1,500, to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, including a grade point average of 3.0, or higher, upon graduating from high school
The Virginia Peninsula Education Foundation may award one scholarship in the amount of $1,500, to an individual who demonstrates extraordinary potential and has a grade point average of 2.0, or higher upon graduating from high school.
The applicant must be a graduating high school senior and a resident of Hampton or Newport News, Virginia, who has applied for admission and been accepted to a post-secondary education program.
The scholarship award will be presented based on the following criteria:
1. Male student, graduating high school senior (2020-2021 school year)
2. The applicant must have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the time of application submission (3 awards)
3. The applicant must have earned a grade point average of 2.0 or higher at the time of application submission (1 award)
4. Evidence of good character
5. Evidence of financial need
7. Employment record
8. Organizational membership
9. Offices held
10. Honors and Awards
11. A virtual interview via Zoom of the applicant with the review committee
12. The Scholarship Committee will require verification that the applicant is enrolled in an accredited four-year college or technical program prior to tendering scholarship funds.
13. The applicant must provide two letters of reference. One letter must be from an academic staff member (teacher, guidance counselor, or administrator) from the applicant's high school who is familiar with the applicant's academic abilities and school activities. A second letter from someone outside the school setting, such as a community or church leader.
14. The applicant must have demonstrated his involvement in extracurricular school or community activities
15. The applicant must submit an essay containing a minimum of 250 written words describing your educational and career goals.
Applications are to be postmarked and/or electronically date-time stamped no later than Friday, March 12, 2021. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please direct all questions to email@example.com or call (919) 922-1047.
The winning recipient(s) will be notified of their selection by April 10, 2021
DOCUMENTATION CHECK OFF REMINDER:
______two letters of reference
After evaluating all applications, the Virginia Peninsula Education Foundation will conduct interviews on April 3, 2021 (11:00 AM) at the below-indicated address. ALL APPLICANTS MUST INTERVIEW. The winning selections will be announced by April 17, 2021. Winners are expected to attend the Chapter's Virtual Black and Gold Scholarship Ball on May 22, 2021, where they will be presented to the public.
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