Greater Marietta Scholarship

BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT
GREATER MARIETTA CHAPTER
2008 YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES

The Blacks in Government (BIG) Greater Marietta Chapter announces its "Youth Scholarship" program for 2008. Our mission is to provide a scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to an eligible college students.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

" The applicant must be a high school senior entering college in the fall/winter 2007 or a college student currently attending college.
" Applicants must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. The applicant must have either a 2.5 overall, or a 2.5 for the last full year of school.
" All applicants must submit a complete application package postmarked no later than …...
April 20, 2008. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications submitted after the postmarked date will not be considered.

A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE SHALL INCLUDE:

" Essay: Typed, double-spaced, 500 word essay, addressing the following:

"Issues Affecting Black Americans". Please give a brief statement on how you would improve each of the following issues:

*Education *Health Care *Racial Disparity *Prison Reform *Police Brutality

" List information at the top right page of the essay:
Applicant's Name
Address
Telephone Number

" Written Recommendation/Character Reference: Please submit one (1) written recommendation/character reference.

" Transcript: The transcript must show GPA 2.5 or higher overall, or at least a 2.5 for the last full academic year. NOTE: Photocopies of transcripts and report cards are acceptable. If your transcript is being mailed directly by the school, the transcript must be postmarked by the application deadline of April 20, 2008. Transcripts and report cards that have been altered are considered ineligible.

" Interview: If the Scholarship Committee notifies you that you are one of the finalists, you may be asked to come before the committee for a one-on-one interview.


MAILING INFORMATION:

" Mail the complete application package to: Blacks in Government, Greater Marietta Chapter, Youth Scholarship Committee.
" P.O. Box 1341
" Powder Springs, Ga. 30127

" Make sure that your application package is postmarked no later than 20 April 2008.