2016 Scholarship Summary Fair Chance Scholarship


2016 Scholarship Summary Fair Chance Scholarship
 2016 Scholarship Summary Fair Chance Scholarship The Washington State Fair Foundation is pleased to present scholarship opportunities to local students for continuing education. Scholarship awards are made possible through the generosity of the Foundation’s donors and Board of Directors. Scholarship Description: The Fair Chance Scholarship is awarded to fourteen students from across the state of Washington pursuing higher education. The $3,000 awards are payable over two years ($1,500 each year). All funds are paid directly to the recipient’s college or university to be used toward tuition or books. Criteria:  Attending (Fall 2016) an accredited two or four year college, university or trade/technical school  Currently working, volunteering or involved in a school‐sponsored activity at least 8 hours per month, on average  Prior involvement with the Fair (4H, FFA, etc.) and financial need may be considered, though neither is a requirement Process: Submit completed application packet to the Foundation no later than Friday, February 12, 2016. Packet should include:  Completed application form  Most recent copy of transcript (unofficial)  Two letters of recommendation: one from a scholastic contact and one from an employment or volunteer contact or advisor of school‐sponsored activity. Both letters should include contact information and must have been written within the last 12 months. Letters written by relatives of the applicant are not allowed. Documents may be submitted via mail, fax or e‐mail: Washington State Fair Foundation 110 9th Ave SW Puyallup WA 98371 253‐841‐5390 (fax) [email protected] Recipient will be notified by the Foundation on/about March 25th, at which time a completed Award Form and jpg photo (with signed photo release) will be required. For questions and additional information, please contact Erin Smith, Scholarship Coordinator, at 253.841.5105 or by email to [email protected]. The mission of the Washington State Fair Foundation is to financially support the scholarship and educational programs of the Fair and to help preserve and improve the Fair for future generations. More information can be found at www.thefair.com/foundation. 2016 Scholarship Application Please consider me for the following scholarships: ☐ Fair Chance ☐ Bill Stoner Endowment ☐ Heritage ☐ Fred Oldfield Scholarship for the Arts ☐ Anderson Criminal Justice ☐ Anderson Veterinary School ☐ Wrangler Scholarship for Agriculture Education Name: Mailing Address: City, State, Zip: Email: Phone:  Home  Cell High school Attended: Parent/Legal Guardian Name(s): Parent/Legal Guardian Occupation(s): ________________________ ___________ Parent/Legal Guardian Email: What accredited two or four year institution will you attend in the fall? (If you have not yet decided, please list your top choices.) _______________________________________________ Page 1 of 3 th
110 9 Avenue SW Puyallup WA 98371 | 253.841.5105 | [email protected] www.thefair.com/foundation Name: Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance
Estimated Resources for Next School Year
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$ Room/board $ Contribution from parents $ Transportation $ Help/gifts from relatives $ Personal expenses $ Scholarships received
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$ Other $ Household income per year: $25,000‐$49,000 $75,000‐$99,000 TOTAL $ $50,000‐$74,000 $100,000+ Not including yourself, how many family members are in your household? _____ How many of those are currently in college or will be within the next five years? _____ School Involvement: List all clubs, sports, music and drama activities/organizations in which you have participated. Include leadership positions held and awards earned, as applicable. Example: competed at state, editor, first chair, etc. Activity/Organization 9th 10th 11th
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the other information for recent years and leave those boxes blank.
Work Experience: List all paid work experience. Company Position
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110 9 Avenue SW Puyallup WA 98371 | 253.841.5105 | [email protected] www.thefair.com/foundation Name: Community Involvement: List all community service/volunteer activities in which you have been involved. Note any major accomplishments, as applicable. Examples: 4‐H, FFA, church groups, scouts, service groups, etc. Activity/Organization 9th 10th 11th
Major Accomplishments
Please use a separate sheet of paper to answer the following questions. For questions 1‐3, our committee prefers responses limited to 200 words per question, typed, using a font size no smaller than 12 point. 1) What are your educational and career goals? 2) Provide a statement about your financial need; include information about any other scholarships or grants you will receive and how you plan to finance your education. 3) What else would you like us to know about you? 4) Choose one of the three prompts below and respond in 500 words or less. Please type your response using a font size no smaller than 12 point. a. How would you use booth space at the Fair to start a business or sell goods or services? http://bit.ly/fairvendors b. Review the Fair’s “Connecting with the Community” report and tell us how the Fair could have a greater positive impact on your community or the State. http://bit.ly/faircommunity c. How could the Fair improve its educational programing, and why would that be beneficial? http://bit.ly/faireducation 3 of 3 th
110 9 Avenue SW Puyallup WA 98371 | 253.841.5105 | [email protected] www.thefair.com/foundation