Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate science
program, business program or community service program at an accredited college or university.
Applicants must also possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
Between ___ and ___ complete the online application including an essay of no more than
500 words - this essay is required in order to submit your application. The essay
should address this question: What are your career goals and how will you advance given
Applications will be reviewed to establish whether the individual meets the minimum
qualifications and those who do not will be rejected.
The essays of students selected through step #2 will be evaluated. If an essay is deemed
acceptable, the applicant will be invited to continue with the process.
Students selected through step #2 must submit the following additional information:
o Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status;
o One letter of recommendation from a professor or faculty;
o One letter of recommendation from a colleague, preferably your supervisor; or
someone who has known you for 2 years or more.
o An official undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate transcripts; certification
Submission of additional materials
o Transcripts must be sent by the university or college and must be received sealed.
o Letters of recommendation must be sent by their author and must be received
sealed with their signature across the envelope seal.
o The remaining supporting documentation may be mailed, faxed or sent by email.
o All required information must be received at the Penny’s for the Planet office on
or before 5:00 p.m. (Date) _________ in order for the applicant to be eligible for
The selection committee will be composed of one board member, one director and one
employee, as well as select volunteers. The committee will review all qualifying applications and
select the recipients. The committee will use the criteria mentioned above, but may also able to
take into consideration the following: quality of student essay, academic performance and letters
Scholarship recipients will be announced at the end of each application cycle and recipients will
be contacted directly. One applicant from each program listed above will be awarded a 500.00
dollar scholarship. The funds awarded can be used for tuition, books, supplies, and housing
assistance while in school. All awards are paid directly to the recipient and are taxable as
(Date) Deadlines and Important Dates
________ The application process opens.
________ All candidate applications must be submitted.
________ All application supporting documentation must be received from candidates.
________ The scholarship awards will be announced (specific date TBD).
________ Scholarship award distributed