City Treasurer's Black History Month Essay Competition Application 2012


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    City Treasurer’s Black History Month Essay Competition
    Office of Pathways to College and Career
    Attn: Marcia Boyd, Project Manager/Scholarship Coordinator
    125 S Clark Street, 12th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60603
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City Treasurer's Black History Month Essay Competition Application 2012

  1. 1. City Treasurer’s Black History Month Essay Competition 2012 Scholarship ApplicationGeneral InformationThe City Treasurer’s Office of Chicago is the custodian and manager of all cash and investments of the City of Chicago. Each yearthe City Treasurer’s Office sponsors a Black History Month Essay Competition. The winner of this competition will receive a $1,000non-renewable scholarship to support the cost of attending the first year of college. The check will be issued to the college wherestudent enrolls in the fall of 2012.Eligibility RequirementsApplicants must meet the following requirements:  Must be a senior enrolled in a Chicago Public School high school  Plan to enroll in an accredited two-or-four-year institution of higher education or educational institution in the fall of 2012  Minimum high school g.p.a. of 2.5  Minimum of 50 hours of community serviceRequired Documentation:  Official high school transcript  Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or college coach who is familiar with student’s academic work  College Letter of Acceptance  Respond to the following essay questions (no more than 500 words each, typed, double-spaced. Be sure to include your name and CPS ID number on the top right corner of each page). 1. Please describe the institution you plan to attend, your intended major, if you have selected one, and how you plan to succeed in college. 2. What can African American small business owners do to become more competitive in the Chicago business community?Incomplete applications will not be evaluated past the deadline. All information received will remain confidential. Applicants will becontacted by Stephanie Neely, Chicago City Treasurer.Deadline: FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012 by 4:00PM - Only complete applications will be accepted.Please send all application materials to:City Treasurer’s Black History Month Essay CompetitionOffice of Pathways to College and CareerAttn: Marcia Boyd, Project Manager/Scholarship Coordinator125 S Clark Street, 12th FloorChicago, IL 60603 1
  2. 2. 2012 City Treasurer of Chicago Black History Month EssayCompetition ApplicationStudent Information:Last Name First Name Middle InitialStudent Birth Date (mm/dd/yy)Home Address City State Zipcode_(____)_____________________________________ _(____)_____________________________________Home Phone Cell PhoneStudent E-mail AddressHigh School NameCPS Student ID Number: _________________________ Graduation Date: (mm/yy):__________________________Grade Point Average (GPA):_____/4.00 Test Scores: ACT Composite: __________ SAT: ___________College Information/Postsecondary Plans:Your intended major in college: ___________________________________________Colleges you have applied to:1. ______________________________________________ Date applied:___________________2. ______________________________________________ Date applied:___________________3. ______________________________________________ Date applied:___________________Have you completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?  Yes, Date Completed: ________________________________ Month Day Year  st No (If you have not, please do so by March 1 ). To complete the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.govHave you researched the cost of attending each of the three colleges you have applied to?  Yes  No (If no, go to each college’s website and search for the Net Price Calculator to find out the costs)Have you applied for any other scholarships?  Yes (If yes, how many have you applied for? __________)  No 2
  3. 3. 2012 City Treasurer of Chicago Black History Month EssayCompetition ApplicationActivitiesActivities include service learning, volunteer activities, extracurricular activities in your school, etc. Attach additional sheets if necessary. Dates of Activity Office(s) Held Participation Hours Per Week (e.g. President, Secretary) mm/yyHonors or Awards: Honor or Award Name Date Received) 3
  4. 4. 2012 City Treasurer of Chicago Black History Month EssayCompetition ApplicationApplicant CertificationBy submitting this application, I formally authorize any agency or person mentioned herein, to provide any information requested byCity Treasurers Office of the City of Chicago related to this application. I further release any of the entities or persons seeking orproviding information from all claims or damages that I may sustain as a result of seeking or providing such information.Additionally, I certify that I plan to enroll in a regionally accredited postsecondary institution in the upcoming fall of 2012. I alsocertify that this application is true and correct and intent to mislead or falsify the contents will result in disqualification for thisscholarship.Student Signature DateHigh School CertificationI certify that the education information for the applicant listed above is correct to the best of my knowledge.High School Official’s Signature DateOfficial’s name: (print or type):______________________________________ Title:____________________________________Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2012 by 4:00 p.m.Please send all applications and supporting documents to:Black History Month Essay Competition c/o Marcia BoydOffice of Pathways to College and Careers125 S Clark Street, 12th FloorChicago, IL 60603All questions related to this scholarship should be directed to 4
  5. 5. 2012 City Treasurer of Chicago Black History Month EssayCompetition Application ChecklistStudent Name:_________________________________ Last Name First nameHigh School Name: _____________________________Date Submitted: ________________________________(Include this as the cover of the application materials that you submit)  Completed Black History Month Essay Competition Application  Official High School Transcript  Essay Question #1 (500 words, typed and double-spaced)  Essay Question #2 (500 words, typed and double-spaced)  Letter of Recommendation  College Letter of Acceptance (from the college where student plans to enroll) This section to be completed by CPS Scholarship Coordinator: Date received by office: ___________________ File Complete: ___Yes __No 5