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					                                         THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
                                           Use this document to familiarize yourself with the application.
  When you’re ready to apply, go to https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/1573-2011-beat-the-odds to create an account and complete your
                                                                   application.



1. Student Information
Please tell us a little about yourself. Required fields are marked with a red star.

First name*
Middle name
Last name*
Date of Birth*
Gender
Race/Ethnicity
Cumulative high school GPA*
Estimated annual household income*
Number of persons in household*

Highest level of education completed by father *

Highest level of education completed by mother *



2. Contact Info
Please provide accurate contact information so that we can get in touch with you if you are selected as a finalist.
Primary phone number*                                 -       -
Is primary phone a cell phone? *
    Yes
    No
Alternate phone number                                -       -
Alternate phone is:
    My home phone
    My cell phone
    My parents' phone
    Other

Street Address*
City*
State*
                                         THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
                                           Use this document to familiarize yourself with the application.
  When you’re ready to apply, go to https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/1573-2011-beat-the-odds to create an account and complete your
                                                                   application.


Zip code*

3. High school information
Please tell us a little bit about your high school.

Name of high school*
Street address*
City*
State*
Zip*
Name of contact person at high school*
Title of contact person at high school*
Contact person's phone number*                                 -       -



4. Personal Statement
The personal statement is your opportunity to show our Selection Committee who you are and what you're all
about. It should:

        Be between 500 - 1,000 words in length
        Explain the role that education has played in helping you overcome hardships such as poverty,
         disability, homelessness or personal tragedy
        Explain your educational and career goals
        Explain any volunteer work, community service or extracurricular activities you are involved in
        Be free of grammatical and spelling errors
        Reflect your personality!
                                         THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
                                           Use this document to familiarize yourself with the application.
  When you’re ready to apply, go to https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/1573-2011-beat-the-odds to create an account and complete your
                                                                   application.




5. Letters of Recommendation

Academic Letter of Recommendation
Your academic recommender should be a teacher, principal, or guidance counselor who knows you well. Upon
completion of this page, an email will be sent automatically to your recommender with a link to a webpage
where he/she will submit your recommendation.

Your recommender will be asked to explain what makes you an excellent scholarship candidate and why he/she
believes that you will be successful in college.

Your recommender must submit his or her recommendation via the online system by 11:59 p.m. on September
16th.

If you are selected as a semifinalist, Stand for Children will contact your recommender by telephone to verify
his/her reference.

Contact's First Name*
Contact's Last Name*
Contact's Email*
Contact's Phone Number*                     -       -
Contact's Title*
Contact's Organization*
                                         THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
                                           Use this document to familiarize yourself with the application.
  When you’re ready to apply, go to https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/1573-2011-beat-the-odds to create an account and complete your
                                                                   application.

Personal Letter of Recommendation
Your personal recommender should be an adult (not a family member) who knows you well. Counselors,
mentors, coaches, pastors, employers and internship supervisors are examples of good personal recommenders.

Upon completion of this page, an email will be sent automatically to your recommender with a link to a
webpage where he/she will submit your recommendation.

Your recommender will be asked to explain what makes you an excellent scholarship candidate and why he/she
believes that you will be successful in college.

Your recommender must submit his or her recommendation via the online system by 11:59 p.m. on September
16th.

If you are selected as a semifinalist, Stand for Children will contact your recommender by telephone to verify
his/her reference.



Contact's First Name*
Contact's Last Name*
Contact's Email*
Contact's Phone Number*                     -       -
Contact's Title*
Contact's Organization*

6. Transcripts
Please scan and upload a copy of your high school transcript in .pdf format. Max file size is 500KB

Stand for Children Leadership Center may request an official (sealed) transcript from you if you are selected as
a finalist.
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7. Financial Information

Please scan and upload a copy of your parents' most recent federal income tax return (form 1040) including
signature in .pdf format. To see a picture of what form 1040 looks like, copy and paste this URL into your web
browser:

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf

To protect your security, we suggest that you black out any social security numbers that appear on the form
before you upload it. Max file size is 500KB
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If your family did not pay taxes during the most recent tax year, please provide an explanation of why taxes
                                         THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
                                           Use this document to familiarize yourself with the application.
  When you’re ready to apply, go to https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/1573-2011-beat-the-odds to create an account and complete your
                                                                   application.

were not filed. If the forms are unavailable because you are in foster care or have other special circumstances,
please explain below.




8. Confirmation

If your application is complete, click the "submit" button below. You will be free to return to your application to
make changes at any time before the due date - just be sure to hit "submit" again when you are done updating.

Our Selection Committee will meet to choose scholarship finalists during the week of September 27. If you are
chosen as a finalist, Stand for Children will contact you by telephone to schedule an interview on or before
October 1st. If you are not chosen as a finalist, you will receive notification by email.

Thank you for your interest, and good luck!

				
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