To be eligible for the Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship, essay contestants must adhere to the following criteria:
- All candidates must be currently enrolled (or planning to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary program, which includes: community colleges, private or public undergraduate colleges, and universities, private or public graduate degree programs, law programs, and business programs. If the essay contest winner cannot provide evidence of enrollment at the time of scholarship disbursement, a new winner will be selected.
- All candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
- All candidates must possess an interest in community building, as demonstrated by their essay and resumé.
- In order for a submission to be considered “complete,” all candidates must submit the following:
- An updated resumé that includes academic, professional, and volunteer experiences with a focus on community building. Candidates can feel free to highlight relevant coursework or experiences that might not be included in a typical resumé. This document must, however, be limited to actual experiences (that is, “interests” do not count as experiences).
- A 500-word essay that answers the following question:
How is the meaning of the word “community” changing in today’s world, and what does that mean for people who wish to build strong, healthy communities?
- A current official academic transcript demonstrating that the candidate’s cumulative grade point average is 3.0 or greater. (Note: applicants who cannot provide an official transcript from their current institution may submit both an unofficial transcript from their current institution, as well as an official transcript from their last school.)
The winner of the Nicholas Braswell Strong Roots Scholarship will be announced in Spring 2018.
March 31, 2018
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