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It will help you to have the following materials on hand when completing your scholarship application. Information listed below will be used to help evaluate your application. Requirements may differ among undergraduate, graduate school, medical school, theological school, and other scholarships so look closely at the criteria for specific scholarships.
- FAFSA 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (SAR) [PDF] if you wish to be considered for need-based scholarships. File your FAFSA after October 1 with the federal government and upload the resulting document to your scholarship application. If you are applying for theological scholarships you may submit your most recent federal tax return instead of the SAR if your seminary does not require you to file the FAFSA.
- Financial information. In addition, use this Statement of Family Income & Resources Worksheet [PDF] to gather information on your family's 2016 income. You will need to enter this information in your online application if you wish to be considered for need-based scholarships. Please provide 2016 financial information in this section even though your FAFSA is based on 2015 income.
- School transcripts. Please upload copies of your official transcripts in PDF or JPEG format. Applicants for undergraduate scholarships must submit a high school transcript unless you completed high school more than five years ago. Current college students and graduate school applicants must upload transcripts of all previous and current college and post-graduate work. Your name, GPA, major(s) and/or degree earned must be visible on the transcript.
- Test Score Report. Applicants for undergraduate scholarships must upload SAT and/or ACT scores reports showing your highest scores unless you completed high school more than five years ago. If your chosen scores appear on your school transcript, you can choose not to upload a separate report.
- References. Two references are required. You can provide names and email addresses of those who will send us letters or you can upload copies of their signed letters of recommendations. You may want to consider guidance counselors, teachers, school administrators, employers or others who know you well.
- Personal statement. You must upload an essay (in Word or PDF) that addresses both of the following questions: 1)What are your educational and career goals? Include why you chose your field of study, career path and/or college? 2) Describe either a situation that allowed you to display your character in a positive way, a hardship you've overcome, or an incident you wish you had handled differently. Please limit your total response to both questions to three double-spaced pages in 12-point font (approx. 900 words).
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