Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Epsilon Phi Sigma 2012 Scholarship Packet


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Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Epsilon Phi Sigma 2012 Scholarship Packet

  1. 1. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter 2012 Scholarship Packet Application Deadline: April 6, 2012 Website: www.ephisigma.orgEPHISIG SCHOLAR - Rev. 3/2/2012 Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY, INC.The Epsilon Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated is pleased to announceits 2012 Academic Scholarship Program. Since its founding in 1922, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority hasexemplified sisterhood, scholarship and service through all of our community endeavors. Our actions reflect thepower of our founders vision to the world around us. We continue to remember the vision of "Greater Service,Greater Progress" and direct our lives to create a stronger and more positive community. In keeping with thesorority’s mission, Epsilon Phi Sigma Chapter will award 2 (two) scholarships of $1000.00 to studentsexemplifying these ideals, with the purpose of assisting our future leaders in pursuing their educational goals.The Scholarship Committee will evaluate the applicants based on the following criteria: academic achievement,community service, a personal statement, and two letters of recommendation.Eligibility Requirements 1. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior at a Metropolitan New Orleans High School (Including Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, St. Charles, and St. John parishes) 2. Applicant must be entering college in the year of graduation. 3. Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.Documentation Required - The Following Must Be Submitted In One Packet 1. Application – Computer generated or typewritten is preferred. Handwritten applications MUST BE NEAT AND LEGIBLE. Fill in all information. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 2. A typewritten personal statement - 250 to 300 words detailing why the applicant should be this year’s scholarship recipient. The statement should include any relevant information such as: scholastic achievements, commitment to the community, educational and career goals, financial need, family background, and any other pertinent information. 3. Two (2) letters of recommendation – (1) a scholastic recommendation letter from staff/faculty member or your school counselor; and (2) a community service letter of recommendation from a community service representative or coordinator (both letters must be on official letterhead and must be typewritten and signed across the seal of the envelope). 4. An official high school transcript and all recorded grades for your senior year. 5. Wallet size graduation or yearbook photograph. (The photograph will be used in a program booklet. Please be certain that the photo is clear and appropriate for publication. School ID photos on regular paper are not acceptable.)DeadlineComplete applications must be received by Sigma Gamma Rho no later than April 6, 2012. Mail to:Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.Epsilon Phi Sigma Alumnae ChapterATTN: Scholarship CommitteeP.O. Box 1803, Gretna, LA 70054COD’s and signature required mail will not be accepted. All materials submitted become the property of SigmaGamma Rho and will not be returned. For more information, contact us at our website: orcall Annie T. Johnson at (504)909-8325.Sincerely,Jacqueline Shine, President Annie T. Johnson, Scholarship Committee ChairEPHISIG SCHOLAR - Rev. 3/2/2012 Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter 2012 SCHOLARSHIP PACKET CHECKLISTPlease review your application packet to ensure that you have included the following: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED1. ________ Typed and signed application2. ________ Typed Personal Statement3. ________ Letter of Recommendation from a community service representative (onofficial letterhead) returned in a sealed envelope, with signature across the envelope’sseal, addressed to Sigma Gamma Rho, Epsilon Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter4. ________ Letter of Recommendation from a staff/faculty member or schoolcounselor (on official letterhead) in a sealed envelope, with signature across theenvelope’s seal, addressed to Sigma Gamma Rho, Epsilon Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter5. ________ Official high school transcript (minimum GPA of 3.0)6. ________ Wallet size photographEPHISIG SCHOLAR - Rev. 3/2/2012 Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter – 2012 Scholarship Application Form Please type or print clearlyName:_____________________________________________________________________________ First MI LastAddress:___________________________________________________________________________ Number and Street City State Zip Code_______________________________________________(______)____________________________ E-mail Address TelephoneHigh School:____________________________ GPA:_____________________College To Attend in Fall 2012_____________________________________________________Other Scholarships Received/Anticipated:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________School Activities (Please provide contact names, phone numbers or email addresses)________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Community Service Activities (Please provide contact names, phone numbers or email addresses)________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Honors/Awards Received (Please provide contact names, phone numbers or email addresses)______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Applicant’s Signature__________________________________________Date_________________Parent/Guardian Signature_____________________________________Date__________________EPHISIG SCHOLAR - Rev. 3/2/2012 Page 4 of 4