2015 Philoptochos Scholarship for College


2015 Philoptochos Scholarship for College
Philoptochos Ypapanti Chapter Annunciation Cathedral‐Atlanta, Georgia 2015 Scholarship Application (College) Scholarship Program The Philoptochos Ypapanti Chapter has two $2000 scholarships (Anna Mae Livaditis and Philoptochos) dedicated to promote, encourage, and advance education. These scholarships are limited to students who are members of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Atlanta, Georgia. Eligibility In order to apply and be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must meet all of the following criteria: 1. Be a pledge member of the church (student’s who’s income is based on family income will be considered part of the parent’s pledge) 2. Be a current college/university undergraduate student 3. Attend an accredited college/university 4. Take at least 12 credit hours of course work 5. Planning to attend college/university full time during the calendar year 6. Demonstrate financial need foremost, as well as scholastic achievement and involvement in the church and community Application Procedures In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must ensure all of the following procedures are followed: 1. Applicants must use the current year application. 2. Applicants are responsible for completing all sections of the application correctly. 3. All application documents, including transcripts, test documentation, recommendation letters, etc. MUST be received in the church office (or via email where indicated) by the end of business Friday, April 17, 2015. 4. All information received will be kept confidential. No items will be returned. Applications received after April 17, 2015, and incomplete applications will not be considered for review. No exceptions will be made. 5. Activities section: do not include activities/information from high school. 6. Attach a 500 word essay addressing how a college education will impact your life, goals and contribution to church and society (typed applications only). 7. Submit two letters of recommendation. One should come from a current professor. The other could come from a recent school instructor, counselor, advisor, employer, or leader in the church. Letters must be currently dated, submitted in a sealed envelope, and included with your application OR they may be emailed directly from the instructor/teacher, etc directly to [email protected]. 8. A current official transcript (including fall semester 2014) is required. 1
9. Applications may be mailed or hand‐delivered. All application documentation must be submitted to: Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation Attn: Philoptochos Scholarship 2500 Clairmont Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30329 10. In the event that no applicant has met the requirements of or deemed eligible for this scholarship, then no scholarship will be awarded. Awarding the scholarship to an eligible candidate in the high school category is at the discretion of the Philoptochos Scholarship Committee. Notification of Scholarship Award Only applicants awarded the scholarship will be notified. The recipient will be announced on Youth Sunday (May 17, 2015) in the Bulletin. 2
Application for Scholarship (College) Applicant’s Name _______________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________________ City, Zip Code ________________________________ Home Phone _______________________ Cell Phone ____________________ Email address____________________________________ Are you (if using your income) or your parents (if using their income) members of the Cathedral?_______________ (required) Female ______ Male _______ Date of Birth ___________________ Place of Birth _________________ College presently attending _______________________________________________________ College Information Colleges Attended Dates (From) Dates (To) College Attending Fall 2015: _______________________________________________________ Field of Prospective/Present Study _________________________________________________ Expected Graduation Date:__________ Expected Degree Name: __________________________________________________________ Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA): ________If you are a College Senior, please indicate whether you are pursuing a graduate degree and where you have applied and been accepted ______________________________________________________________________________ For Committee Use Only: Number Assigned: ______________ 3
Activities Please list activities that you participate in. High school activities will not be considered. You may attach a separate sheet or include a copy of your resume. Orthodox and Parish Activities_____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ School ________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Civic/Volunteer/Community Activities ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Please list any awards, honors or recognitions from any of the above _____________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ What are your hobbies/talents/interests?____________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ What are your future goals?_______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 4
Anticipated College Expenses Where do you plan to live while attending college: Tuition and Incidental Fees/yr: Room and Board/yr: Transportation/yr: Books/yr: Miscellaneous/yr (Personal Expenses): Have you any savings to be applied toward college expenses? Yes No Will your parents be assisting in paying for your college? Yes No (if in form of a loan indicate below) Will you be receiving the HOPE scholarship? Yes No If yes, what is the amount/yr? _________________ List Name and Amounts of Financial Aid Awarded (Grants, scholarships, loans, etc.) Type of Assistance Description Amount Grant (subsidized) Grant (unsubsidized) Scholarship(s) Work‐Study Student loan Parent loan Annual Family Income: (Check one) Less than $25,000 $25,000‐$50,000 $50,000‐$75,000 $75,000 ‐ $100,000 Over $100,000 Will your parents be assisting any other members of your family who will be attending college next year? Yes No Please list number of siblings or other dependents in the home, ages, and schools: Sibling Age School Attending Next Year 5
Work Experience Do you currently have a job in either a part‐time or full time capacity? Yes No If so, please describe your work, hours, and salary ____________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ The above information is accurate to the best of my knowledge. __________________________________________ ____________________________ Signature Date 6