VENTURE SCHOLARS SCHOOL-TO-CAREER SCHOLARSHIP 2009 APPLICATION COVER SHEET Eligibility: The Venture Scholars program awards up to $5,000 for tuition and related educational expenses to seniors who plan to complete a one-to-three year career-focused program at a community college or training institute, with the goal of entering the workforce upon graduation. The Venture Scholars program is specifically not for "transfer students", those students that plan on going on to a 4 year BS or BA program at college or university (e.g. PSU, OSU, U of O, OHSU, etc.) after completing their studies at a community college. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. To maintain eligibility for the scholarship while in their training program, students must take a full course load and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY Student Name ___________________________________________________ High School______________________________ Student ID#_____________ Check one: Male Female Address_________________________________________________________ City ____________________________State ______ Zip__________________ Phone ( )_____________________ Cell Phone ( )________________ Email address___________________________________________________ What is the best way to reach you? High School graduation year _________ Cumulative GPA ______________ GPA in Career Path_______________ Career Goal______________________ School you plan to attend__________________________________________ Total number of Quarters or Semesters (circle one) required to complete your certificate or degree____________ Specific name of the certificate or degree you will earn ________________________________________________________________ Name of parent/legal guardian___________________________________________ Relationship to you: _________________________ Phone___________________ VENTURE SCHOLARS SCHOOL-TO-CAREER SCHOLARSHIP 2009 APPLICATION Student Name_________________________________________ 1. Please type your answers on a separate sheet of paper. 2. Please use a maximum of four pages to answer all of the questions. 3. Please write in paragraph form and number each answer. 1. Tell us about your career goal. What inspired you to choose this career? Please make sure that the career path you are choosing is one that you can achieve in community college or a career training program. 2. Explain which school you plan on attending and why you have chosen the school. Please look up the classes that you will need to complete in order to receive your degree or certificate. State the total number of units that will be required as prerequisites and to complete your degree. State the month and year that you expect to receive your certificate or degree and the type of degree you will receive. Also state if there is a lottery to get into the program or a required test score or grade point average? 3. What is your current high school grade point average? You must have a 2.5 overall GPA to be eligible for this scholarship (consideration will be given to students that have shown significant improvement over the last four terms). Also, tell us about your favorite high school subject (s), and why it is your favorite. Attach current transcript (available from the Counseling Office). 4. Please tell us about any work experience you have had and any extra-curricular activities you have been involved in. 5. Describe some of the skills that you already have that will help you succeed in your training program and your chosen career. (Some examples might be: computer repair, writing, word processing, money management, study skills). 6. State your reasons for requesting this scholarship. Describe any circumstances the selection committee should consider, particularly those that establish financial need. (These include things like the number of people in your household, income of your supporting parents, etc. These applications are completely confidential.) 7. Please enclose a letter of recommendation from a teacher/counselor, employer, clergy, or community leader. Turn in this sheet, your typed answers, and your filled-out Application Cover Sheet to the Counseling Office.
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