SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF HOMESTEAD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Sponsored and funded by Soroptimist International of Homestead, Fl.
Founded in 1921, Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who provide volunteer service to their communities. Almost 100,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects benefiting women and girls.
Soroptimist International of Homestead Florida was chartered in 1948. Soroptimist International of Homestead established this award in honor of our members who have passed away. As community leaders, we encourage higher education.
This Scholarship is to provide financial aid to a woman who is working toward a degree or a postgraduate’s degree. She must have a financial need, career goals and present or future involvement in community service. This award will be paid directly to the educational institution. The award can be used for tuition, books, fees, dorm fees, etc.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants must be a US citizen and maintain their permanent residence or attend a school south of Kendall Drive (S.W. 88th Street) in Miami Florida. Monroe County residents will also be included. Applicants may be attending a University away from the area, however, they must maintain their permanent residence south of Kendall Drive (S.W. 88th Street) in Miami Florida.
Application deadline is
December 1. Applications received after that date or any incomplete applications will be disqualified. Applicants must be available for personal interviews. Interviews may be conducted by the SIH scholarship committee.
Applicant must provide transcripts that show active enrollment in a College or University.
Please complete this application as thoroughly as possible and return it with completed references to the address list at the end of this application package –
BEFORE THE DEADLINE.
Before you begin this application,
BE SURE THAT YOU MEET THE SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF HOMESTEAD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD’S PROGRAM CRITERIA AS STATED ON THE COVER PAGE OF THIS APPLICATION.
Applications should be typed. If you cannot get your application typed, USE BLACK INK AND PRINT VERY NEATLY.
Part I: PERSONAL DATA Last Name * First Name * Middle Initial Mailing Address
* Permanent Home Address Daytime Phone Evening Phone Marital Status Choose Below Single Married Divorced Widowed Number of Dependents Are you head of household? Choose Below Yes No
PART II: OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE (if any)
List your most recent employment first and any work experience that directly relates to, or may have helped prepare you for your
CAREER GOAL. Employer Position Dates Employer Position Dates
PART III: EDUCATION
List schools you have attended since High School and any in which you are currently or soon to be enrolled.
Previous School & Location Dates Attended Field of Study - Degree Graduation Date GPA Previous School & Location Dates Attended Field of Study - Degree Graduation Date GPA Current School & Location Anticipated Enrollment Date Field of Study - Degree Anticipated Graduation Date GPA
When you attain the degree you are currently working on, will you be continuing your education?
Future School & Location, if known Anticipated Enrollment Date Field of Study Anticipated Graduation Date / Degree Degree
Please provide details about any school committees, clubs or civic activities that you have been involved within the past 3 years. Describe how you have made a difference. If needed, please use a separate sheet of paper. Responses should be typed
PART IV: GOALS
Use a separate sheet of paper to respond to questions #1 & #2 and Part V. Answers to each of these questions should not exceed one typewritten page.
1. Describe your career goals. List immediate and future goals in your chosen field of study. * 2. Are you involved in any current community service organizations? After completing your program of study, how will you participate in and contribute to your community? *
PART V: PERSONAL STATEMENT
Why do you feel you would make a good Scholarship Award recipient? Address the criteria for this program and any adverse conditions you have overcome. Use a separate sheet of paper to respond. Your answer should not exceed one typewritten page.
PART VI: FINANCES
It is essential that this section reflect a picture of your financial need. Projected Estimate of Annual Educational* Expenses
* Tuition, Books, Lab Fees, Additional Living Expenses, Additional Travel Expenses
Do you have any scholarships, grants, etc. to pay for your educational costs? Have you applied for any scholarships or grants? What is your total annual deficiency of funds for your educational costs? Do you have the resources to pay these expenses? Yes / No If so, what percentage of this deficiency cannot be paid by your additional resources? How many years do you have before reaching your educational destination? Do you have outstanding loans that must be re-paid? If so, what is the total amount owed for the loans? Do you have the resources at this time for the repayment of outstanding loans? Please outline any additional comments you have with regard to your finances.
PART VII: REFERENCES
Please provide TWO Personal references from people who are not related to you.
Reference Name (First and Last) Relationship to You Phone Years Known Reference Name (First and Last) Relationship to You Phone Years Known
PART VIII: AGREEMENT
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF HOMESTEAD understands and agrees that this application and the information contained within is privileged information and it will not be shared with others.
I UNDERSTAND THAT MY APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION BECOME THE PROPERTY OF The Soroptimist International of Homestead, and they shall have discretionary authority in all matters pertaining to this award.
I understand that this award is taxable in the United States and as such will be paid directly to the EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION of my choice. (Recipients in other areas should check their local tax laws).
I certify that the information in this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge, and I will notify the designated Soroptimist club if there are any changes.
Signature of Applicant * Date *
Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
COMPLETED APPLICATIONS AND REFERENCES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN April 15th. The board of directors of Soroptimist International of Homestead will select a committee that will judge all award applications. The board reserves the right to include an outside judge for the purposes of selecting