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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter
2016 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides funds for student scholarships through donations and fundraising events. It is the intent that the scholarship be made available to students residing in the Chester and Montgomery Counties of Pennsylvania, who exemplify good citizenship and demonstrate community service.
ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAIL AT THE BELOW ADDRESS ON OR BEFORE APRIL 29, 2016.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter

P. O. Box 80091

Valley Forge, PA 19484

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS
1. Minority Student;

2. Resident of Chester or Montgomery Counties of Pennsylvania;

3. A student graduating from high school prior to September 2016, who will matriculate to a college, university or pursue a non-traditional degree granting program in the fall;

4. 2.5 grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale; and

5. Demonstrate public service.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR VALLEY FORGE ALUMNAE PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT APPLICANTS:


  1. A student and resident (permanent address not school address) of Chester or Montgomery County;

  2. A student pursuing a degree from a college, university or a non-traditional degree granting program;

  3. Have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale; and

  4. Demonstrate public service



ALL APPLICANTS SUBMITTING A COMPLETED APPLICATION WILL BE GRANTED A PANEL INTERVIEW.

A COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CONTAINS:


  • The 3 page application completed in its entirety and signed by the student and a parent/guardian, if the student is under the age of 18.

  • A recent photograph.

  • An official transcript on letterhead from the high school which includes grades 9 – 11 and the first quarter or semester of the 12th grade.

  • Essay (See Section C).

  • Letter of Recommendation from a school administrator, teacher or professor in a sealed envelope (See Section E).

  • Letter of Recommendation from an adult verifying public or community service in a sealed envelope (See Section F).



A COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS CONTAINS:


  • The 3 page application completed in its entirety and signed by the student and a parent/guardian, if the student is under the age of 18.

  • A recent photograph.

  • An official transcript from the registrar’s office; PACKETS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE THE APPLICANTS’ FIRST QUARTER OR SEMESTER GRADES WILL BE DEEMED INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

  • Essay (See Section C).

  • Letter of Recommendation from an Administrator or Professor in a sealed envelope (See Section E).

  • Letter of Recommendation verifying public service in a sealed envelope (See Section F).


RECIPIENT(S) OF THE 2016 VALLEY FORGE ALUMNAE CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE AWARD PRIOR TO MAY 31, 2016.
2016 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

PRINT OR TYPE IN BLACK INK

SECTION A: Personal Information

Name: __________________________________________________________________


Home Address: ___________________________________________________________

Address while away at school ________________________________________________

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Home Phone Number: _______________________ Cell__________________________


Email address: ____________________________________________________________

(This e-mail will be used for award notifications & questions)

Date of Birth _____/_____/_______ Gender Male  Female
Parent/Guardian’s Name ____________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian’s Home Address & Phone Number

________________________________________________________________________


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Parent/Guardian’s e-mail address:_____________________________________________




High School Currently Attending _____________________________________________
Address and Phone Number of the School ______________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
Have you ever participated in VFAC’s Delta Gems, Delta Academy or any other chapter

sponsored event or program? ___

If so, when? _____________________________________________________________



Student’s Name __________________________________


SECTION B: Goals Please print or type

In the space provided below, briefly explain why a college or non-traditional degree is important to you, and how you will use your degree to improve your life. Include in your statement your goals and what challenges/obstacles you may have to overcome in order to further your education.

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Please state any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance.


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Student’s Name _______________________________


SECTION C: Essay Follow these directions carefully!

On a separate sheet of paper, type a personal essay addressing one of the statements/questions below:

Applicants:



  • Who in your community has had the biggest influence on your life and why?

  • Describe in detail how you demonstrate leadership ability both in and out of school.

Your essay must be 500 words or less and typed on 8½ x 11 white paper.




SECTION D: Authorization and Certification

Please read and sign below.

I certify that all of the information submitted with my application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If asked by the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter President or Scholarship Chairperson, I agree to provide proof of the information presented. I understand that the inclusion of any false or misleading information, or the exclusion of requested information, will result in the removal of my application from consideration for any award and will necessitate the repayment of any award I receive. Moreover, I pledge to use the proceeds from any award for tuition, room and board, books or other expenses directly related to my college education or pursuit of a non-traditional degree.

Permission is hereby given to high school, college/university, or institution of higher learning to release to Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. any information concerning my personal circumstances related to my application.

Permission is hereby given to the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to use the information in my application and or my photograph for publicity and media purposes, with the understanding that my privacy and privacy of my family will be respected.

I understand I must supply all follow-up information by the date requested. I have read the application instructions. I am aware that incomplete or missing information on my application will jeopardize consideration for this award.

Student signature

Date ___________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian’s signature(if application is under the age of 18)

____________________________________________________________________
Date ________________________________________________________________



SECTION E -2016 LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION – SCHOOL OFFICIAL
Student: Ask a school administrator, teacher or professor who knows you to complete this form. This completed form must be attached to the letter of recommendation accompanying your completed application and be received by mail on or before April 29, 2016 to:



Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter

P. O. Box 80091

Valley Forge, PA 19484
Letters of Recommendation submitted separately will not be accepted and your application will be considered incomplete.
Administrator/Teacher/Professor: Thank you for taking the time to recommend this student for the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. scholarship. Please fill out the form below and attach a maximum two-page letter of recommendation, addressing the questions below and providing examples of the student’s behavior supporting your statements. Return your letter and the form to the student in a sealed envelope with your signature across the back seal. Print the student’s name on the front of the envelope. The student must submit your letter of recommendation along with a completed scholarship application by April 29, 2016, to the post office box above. Email us at scholarship@dstvalleyforge.org if you have any questions.

Student Name: ________________________________________________________________

Your Name___________________________________________________________________

Position______________________________________________________________________

School/Organization____________________________________________________________

Phone ( ) ____________________ Email_______________________________________

Your Signature: _________________________________________ Date: ________________

1. How long have you known the student and under what circumstances?


2. Based on your knowledge of the student’s academic ability, how would you rate his/her academic skills and potential to succeed in college or in his/her pursuit of a non-traditional degree?
3. Describe the student’s personality characteristics and motivation level.


  1. Explain how the student demonstrates community or public service in your school or community and the impact his/her actions has on your school or the community.

Please include any additional information you feel may assist the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in evaluating the student for a scholarship.


SECTION F -2016 LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION – OTHER ADULT
Student: Ask an adult (not a relative) outside of the classroom (for example, coach, club advisor, non-high school counselor, church or community leader, etc.) to complete this form. This completed form must be attached to the letter of recommendation accompanying your completed application and be received by mail on or before April 29, 2016 to:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter

P. O. Box 80091

Valley Forge, PA 19484
Letters of Recommendation submitted separately will not be accepted and your application will be considered incomplete.
Coach/Advisor/Church and /or Community Leader: Thank you for taking the time to recommend this student for the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. scholarship. Please fill out the form below and attach a maximum two-page letter of recommendation, addressing the questions below and providing examples of the student’s behavior supporting your statements. Return your letter and the form to the student in a sealed envelope with your signature across the back seal. Print the student’s name on the front of the envelope. The student must submit your letter of recommendation along with a completed scholarship application by April 29, 2016, to the post office box above. Email us at scholarship@dstvalleyforge.org if you have any questions.

Student Name: ________________________________________________________________

Your Name___________________________________________________________________

Position______________________________________________________________________

School/Organization____________________________________________________________

Phone ( ) ______________________ Email_____________________________________

Your Signature: _________________________________________ Date: ________________

1. How long have you known the applicant and under what circumstances?

2. How would you describe the applicant’s personality characteristics and motivation level?
3. Describe whether the applicant demonstrates a level of maturity and academic ability that are consistent with the potential to succeed in college or in a non-traditional degree.

4. Explain how the student demonstrates community or public service in his/her school or community and the impact his/her actions have on the school or community.



Please include any additional information you feel may assist the Valley Forge Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in evaluating the student for a scholarship.


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