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How to earn scholarships 8 22-2012v1


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How to earn scholarships 8 22-2012v1

  1. 1. DR. JAMES W. REEDE, JR. JWREEDE@CSUS.EDU James W. Reede, Jr., Ed.D. 2012
  2. 2.  Jessica applied for 61 scholarships. She was awarded 39 scholarships for a total of $52,650, with $12,500 ongoing for the next two years. 1062 Volunteer Hours James III applied for 49 scholarships. To date he has been awarded 18 worth $31,615 plus his $22,660 Golf scholarship for a total of $54,275. 1290 Volunteer Hours James W. Reede, Jr., Ed.D. 2012
  3. 3. 1. Volunteer service is critical, if the student isnt helping others, why should we help them.2. Get scholarship recommendation letters in late August to early September of your senior year.  Some scholarships have September due dates.  You need one each from a school counselor, favorite teacher, community member, employer, minister, and/or coach. DO NOT put a date on it!!!1. Have at least four generic essays, including one on your future goals and a personal autobiographical statement. 2. Get one of those large desk calendars and record scholarships and each due date.  Mail application two weeks ahead of due date.  (Maintains parental sanity, hahaha.) 1. Check your campus career center weekly, see if they have a list of scholarships. Check Schoolloop weekly for updates. James W. Reede, Jr., Ed.D. 2012 ©
  4. 4. 1. Have a parent and your English teacher proofread essays.2. Use the checklist that comes with the scholarship application to ensure completion of the packet.3. Order at least 10 copies of transcripts at the end of each term for inclusion in the application packets.4. Try to mail applications no less than 2 weeks ahead of the due date.5. Begin your search early.6. Develop a table showing the following information: James W. Reede, Jr., Ed.D. 2012 ©
  5. 5. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEERISMOrganization or Event Dates of Service Hours CompletedNo. California Minority Junior Golf Assoc. Spr, Sum & Fall 2007-Present 427 Hrs. Volunteer Asst Golf InstructorThe First Tee of Greater Sacramento 6/2008 – Present 169 Hrs. Volunteer Intern and Misc.Loaves and Fishes 9/2007 - Present 30 Hrs. Volunteer Food ServerElk Grove Food Bank 2008 - Present 36.5 Hrs. Volunteer Bag/Box ClerkDesign & Technology Academy DATA 9/2008 – Present 64 Hrs. Volunteer VariousMTHS – AIM Middle School Mentoring Program. August 2010 – Present 100 Hrs. Volunteer MentorMonterey Trail Women’s Golf Team August – October 2010 & 11 36 Hrs. Student Asst CoachEd Harris Middle School August 2006, 2007, & 2008 270 Hrs. Volunteer Office AssistantSacramento Employment & Training Agency June 2011 4 Hrs. Volunteer at Job FairSacramento County Registrar of Voters 6/06, 11/06, 6/08 & 11/08 32 Hrs. Volunteer Equipment AsstJack & Jill of America - Sacramento 9/1998 – 6/2010 48 Hrs. Various Volunteer ProjectsParent Institute for Quality Education Sept – Oct 2009 10.5 Hrs. Volunteer Student EXTRACURRICULAR SCHOOL ACTIVITIESOrganization Dates of Participation RoleMonterey Trail HS Athletic Council 2008-Present Men’s Golf RepresentativeMonterey Trail Cross Country 2008 MemberMonterey Trail Track Team 2009 MemberMonterey Trail Men’s Golf Team 2009-Present Varsity Men’s Team, CaptainMTHS Black Youth Leadership Association 2008-Present MemberYoung Life – Fellowship of Christian Athletes 2009-Present Member LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCEOrganization or Event Dates of Service Position HeldMonterey Trail HS Athletic Council 2008-Present Golf RepresentativeMonterey Trail Golf Team 2009, 10, 11 & 12 Varsity Men’s Captain 2009, 10, 11 & 12Design & Technology Academy DATA 2008-2011 Advisory Council, various officesMonterey Trail Women’s Golf Team 2010 & 2011 Student Assistant Coach James W. Reede, Jr., Ed.D. 2012 ©
  6. 6. HONORS / SCHOLARSHIPS / AWARDS Honor/Scholarships/Awards Date Received Presidential Volunteer Service Award February 13, 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Award February 13, 2012 Comcast Leaders & Achievers – Scholarship Awardee January 11, 2011 Coca Cola Scholars National Semi-finalist December 20, 2011 Youth Energy Summit – Participant Invitation December 20, 2011 First Tee of America Scholar – Class of 2012 December 7, 2011 Wendy’s High School Heisman – School Winner November 21, 2011 Comcast Leaders & Achievers - School Nominee November 18, 2011 Prudential Spirit of Community Award - School Nominee November 3, 2011 Sacramento Chapter of the Links, Inc. - 2012 Links Achiever October 31, 2011 2012 Junior PGA Championship – Automatic Qualifier August 5, 2011 Western States Golf Association Jr. Champion August 5, 2011 The First Tee of America Honor Roll Awards May 2008-December 2011 Elk Grove Citizen - Athlete of the Week – 6 Times May 2009, 2010, 2011 EGUSD Student-Athlete Award for Golf Team GPA May 2009, 2010, 2011 MTHS Varsity Golf - Most Valuable Player May 2009, 2010, 2011 Monterey Trail HS - Academic Achievement Award Feb 2009 - Present Delta River League - Sportsmanship Award - Golf May 2009 Delta River League – Golf CIF Sections Competitor May 2009, 2010, 2011 1st Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do May 2006 WORK HISTORY Organization Dates of Service Position Held City of Sacramento Parks & Recreation June 21, 2010 – Present Recreation Aide The First Tee of Greater Sacramento June – August 2009 Student Intern Asst Golf Instructor Ed Harris Middle School August 2006, 2007, 2008 Volunteer Office AssistantHOBBIES Jazz Saxophone 2003-2011 Golf 1998-2012 James W. Reede, Jr., Ed.D. 2012 ©
  7. 7. 1. Get all of your papers organized for easier assembly of scholarship application packets.2. Start far enough in advance to submit before the deadlines.3. Always use the checklist to ensure complete application packet. Some require pictures, parental signatures or forms that need to be filled out by others such as teachers or counselors.4. Submit before the deadline. James W. Reede, Jr., Ed.D. 2012 ©
  8. 8. WEBSITESwww.fastweb.comChildren of Disabled Veterans are eligible forTuition/Fee Waivers at all California StateUniversity & University of Calif. campuses James W. Reede, Jr., Ed.D. 2012
  9. 9. LaVerne Noyes Scholarship TEACH Grant California Teachers Association Mercy Hospital Foundation PG & E Black Employees Association Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority EGO Ronald McDonald House (Matching AKA) 100 Black Women of Sacramento 100 Black Men of Sacramento Kappa Alpha Psi Roseville Alumni Chapter Earl S. Hall Memorial AT&T Black Employee Community Network California Black Chamber of CommerceElk Grove Community Foundation (Applied in 21 categories) Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority SDO Eastern Star Grand Lodge of California Eastern Star ADAH Lodge #1 of California Sacramento Area Black Caucus Kozmos Civic Club Delta Sigma Theta Minerva Foundation Viola M. Brooks Social Club NCNW Kappa Alpha Psi Sacramento Alumni Chapter Gamma Phi Delta Daughters of Isis Omega Gents California Teachers Association 2012 California Teachers Association 2011 Sacramento Area Black Caucus 2012 James W. Reede, Jr., Ed.D. 2012
  10. 10. Community Service Log 2012-2013Name:Student ID: _________________________ Adult Supervisor Information* Description of Activity Date Printed Phone Hours Activity Type Signature Name Number James W. Reede, Jr., Ed.D. 2012