Scholarship Opportunities - Citizens for Citizens, Inc.

Scholarship Opportunities

Applications for both awards are due by April 26, 2019

Edward J. Sullivan Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT – $ 1,000.00

General Information/Instructions:

Read carefully before completing application. Application download found on the bottom of this scholarship description.

ELIGIBILITY –

A. Only high school seniors who are continuing their education in a four year college program, a two year college program, or a two or four year program at an accredited technical school.

B. MUST BE A FORMER STUDENTS OF ONE OF THE  FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY CITIZENS FOR CITIZENS, INC.: HEAD START, AFTER SCHOOL DAY CARE, FAMILY CHILD CARE, OR EXTENDED DAY CARE.

SELECTION CRITERIA – Applicants will be judged upon the following criteria listed in order of priority.  

A. Academic Performance including difficulty of academic program, SAT scores, class rank and honors received.

B. Economic Need

C. Extracurricular Activities

D. Community and/or Volunteer Service

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS –  Applications will be available on or after Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Guidance Office of Fall River area high schools and at Citizens for Citizens, Inc. main office at the above address or at the offices of CFC’s Head Start, After School Day Care/Extended Day Care, Family Child Care, all located at 427 Robeson St., Fall River, MA and our CFC website at www.cfcinc.org. Absolute DEADLINE for filing applications is Friday, April 26, 2019.

Application must be typed or clearly printed using a BLACK OR BLUE PEN.

Application package consists of the following:  

  1.    A completed application form.  
  2. An OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT.  Please ask your high school to mail your transcript directly to Citizens for Citizens, Inc.  The transcript or an addendum to it must include SAT scores and class rank. You, as the applicant, are responsible for arranging this.  See item # 5H for the mailing address.
  3. A COPY OF YOUR LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE from the college or technical school you will be attending in Fall of 2019.
  4. APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR PARENT (S) FEDERAL TAX RETURN FOR LAST YEAR.  First two pages only unless your parents are self-employed or claim rental income. If so, please include the Schedule C and/or E.    (If your parent did not file a Federal Tax Return – explain why on a separate sheet of paper.)
  5. A letter of recommendation from a former or current teacher.
  6. A narrative, not to exceed one typed or two handwritten pages, describing why you should receive this scholarship.
  7. Optional – student may submit a resume which reflects all employment, extra-      curricular and volunteer/community activities.
  8. CFC – Scholarship Committee may choose to conduct a personal interview with some or all applicants.  If such is the case, you will be contacted.

 

Return all of the above to:

CFC Scholarship Committee

264 Griffin Street

Fall River, MA  02724

Attention:  Liz Berube

 

If you have any questions contact Liz Berube at 508-679-0041 ext 318 or email her at lcorreira@cfcinc.org

Note:   No consideration will be given to applications which are incomplete or received after the deadline.

All information connected with this application will remain confidential with the CFC Scholarship Committee.  Once the committee selects the recipient the remaining applications will be destroyed.

SELECTION PROCESS  – The Scholarship Committee will meet in May to determine the recipient of the award.  The selected recipient will be notified of his/her selection and will be invited to attend the annual Board of Director’s meeting of Citizens for Citizens, Inc. which is normally held in June.  At the meeting the recipient will be presented a check in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00).

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Adam Clayton Powell Award

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $750.00

Read carefully before completing application. Application download found on the bottom of this scholarship description.

ELIGIBILITY –  

A. Parent of current or former student who participated in one of the following Citizens for Citizens, Inc. Programs are eligible to apply: Head Start Program, After School Day Care Program, Extended Day Care Program and Family Child Care Program.

B. This award has been established to recognize a parent of a current or former participant in our Head Start, Family Child Care, After School Day Care, Extended Day Care Programs.  Applicants must be enrolled in a two or four year college program as a full or part-time student, attending through the Division of Continuing Education, or enrolled in an accredited technical school program, day or evening.  Special interest courses not part of a formal college or technical school program that may have been offered at a college do not qualify.

SELECTION CRITERIA – Applicants will be judged upon the following criteria

listed in order of priority.

A. Academic performance including difficulty of academic program

B. Economic need

C. Extracurricular activities

D. Community service

E. Career goal

SUBMISSION PROCESS:   Applications will be available on or after Monday, March 4, 2019 at the administrative office of Citizens for Citizens, Inc. located at 264 Griffin Street or at the offices of the Head Start Program, CFC’s After School Day Care Program/Extended Day Care, CFC’s Family Child Care Program, all of which are located at 427 Robeson Street, Fall River, Massachusetts and can be found on our CFC website at www.cfcinc.org    ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, April 26, 2019.

Application must be typed or clearly printed using a BLACK OR BLUE PEN.

An Application packet consists of the following:  

A. A completed application form.(see separate page)

B. A COPY of any DEGREES OR TECHNICAL SCHOOL DIPLOMAS already attained.  If you have not received any post-secondary education to date, a copy of your high school diploma and transcript and/or GED/HiSET exam results.

C. An OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of your college(s) or accredited technical school education to date.  Please have your school mail an official transcript directly to the CFC Scholarship Committee at 264 Griffin Street, Fall River, MA 02724 , Attention:  Liz Berube. You, the applicant, are responsible for arranging this.

D. At least ONE of the following: (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor from your college or technical school, or (2) a letter of recommendation from a professional contact.  

E. A narrative not to exceed one typed or two handwritten pages stating why you should receive this award.

F. Note:  No consideration will be given to applications received after the previously stated deadline or which are incomplete.  

Return completed applications to:

Liz Berube

Citizens for Citizens, Inc.

264 Griffin Street, Fall River, MA   02724.

 

Any questions call Liz Berube at 508-679-0041 ext 318 or email her at lcorreira@cfcinc.org.  

 

All information connected with this application will remain confidential with the CFC Scholarship Committee.  Once the committee selects the recipient the remaining applications will be destroyed.

SELECTION PROCESS:    C.F.C. Scholarship Committee may choose to interview some or all applicants.  If such is the case, you will be contacted by CFC staff regarding the date, time and location of the interview.  The Scholarship Committee will meet in May to determine the recipient of the award.  

The selected recipient will be notified of his/her selection and will be invited to attend the annual Board of Directors meeting of Citizens for Citizens, Inc. which is normally held in June.  At the meeting the recipient will be presented a check in the amount of                   Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00) made payable to the recipient.

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION