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									                           MORTAR BOARD ALUMNI/TOLO FOUNDATION
                                2012-2013 Mortar Board Scholarship
Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation is seeking qualified candidates to receive merit scholarships for the 2012-
2013 academic year. Scholarships are awarded based on distinctive achievements in scholarship, leadership, and
service to the campus and community. Applicants are encouraged from all UW academic levels and from all
fields of study, including those students who have not yet declared a major. Membership in Mortar Board is
NOT required.

For the 2012-2013 academic year the Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation plans to award more than 10
scholarships. The Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation will award scholarships on an objective and non-
discriminatory basis.

Mortar Board is a national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding scholarship, leadership,
and service. Mortar Board membership is one of the highest honors a university student can achieve. In western
Washington we have three active Mortar Board chapters - at the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific
University, and Pacific Lutheran University. There has been an active Mortar Board Chapter at the University of
Washington since 1909.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

    1. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student of the University of Washington,
       including branch campuses, during the 2012-2013 academic year.

    2. If selected as a semifinalist, applicants must be available for a personal interview on the Seattle campus
       on Monday April 30, Tuesday May 1, Wednesday May 2 or Thursday May 3, 2012.

    3. Applicants must not be related to a past or present director and/or employee of the Mortar Board
       Alumni/Tolo Foundation.

    4. An awarded scholarship can be used only for tuition and other eligible education expenses.

Scholarship Application:

In order to be considered, applications must be postmarked by
Saturday, March 17, 2012.

To apply for a Mortar Board Scholarship, submit three sets (1 original & 2 copies) of the following components:

    1. Completed application form
    2. Up to 4 pages total listing your activities during the past two to four years in the following areas:
            a.   Campus, Community, and Volunteer Activities
            b.   Leadership Experience
            c.   Honors and Awards
            d.   Work Experience
           In your description about the activities please include dates, number of hours a week, and describe
            the activity, office, or honor if it is one that we might not be familiar with or recognize.
           Please use separate headings to differentiate each area of activity.
    3. A one-page letter telling us about you, your professional goals and your future plans. This might include
       information about your background, aspirations, educational goals, reasons for applying for a Mortar
       Board Scholarship, special circumstances, or anything else you would like us to know.
    4. An unofficial transcript of your academic record through fall quarter, 2011, including transcripts from
       other colleges you have attended.
    5. One letter of recommendation. This could be from an employer, a leader of a volunteer organization, a
       professor, or someone else who knows you. The letter does not have to be addressed to us but could be a
       fairly recent recommendation that you submitted when applying for a job or graduate school. We would
       prefer that the recommendation is included in the packet; but if the person writing the recommendation
       prefers, he or she may mail the letter directly to the address below.

Mail your completed application packet (1 original & 2 copies) in one envelope to:

                Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation Scholarship Committee
                c/o Dr. Barbee Tucker-Pigott
                4525-105 Ave. NE
                Kirkland, WA 98033

   Please send regular post.
     Special delivery mail usually arrives a day late.
     Registered mail means we have to take time off from work to stand in line at the post office.
   Your application, in order to be considered, simply needs to be complete, include one original and three
    copies, and be postmarked on time.
   You will be notified via email when your application is received.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified by mid-April.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Tucker-Pigott at 425-822-1383 or mortarboardalumni.tolo@gmail.com
                                         SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM
                                          Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation
                                           2012-2013 Mortar Board Scholarship

Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________
                First                       (Middle)                            Last
Student #: _________________________ Email Address: _________________________________________

Student Status 2012-2013 (circle one):        Sophomore                Junior            Senior           Graduate

Major(s): ________________________________________________________________________

Current Address:     _______________________________________________ Phone:________________________
                     _______________________________________________
Permanent Address: ______________________________________________ Phone:________________________
                     ______________________________________________
Other Colleges Attended:
College(s)                 City/State           GPA          Degree(s) Earned
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________________
How do you plan to finance your college education? _____________________________________________________
Do you plan to work in the 2012-2013 school year?          No        Yes - # of hours/week: _____________________
Have you received other scholarships?        No       Yes – including for 2012/2013        Yes – for previous years,
                                                                                            unsure about 2012/2013

Send three sets (1 original & 2 copies) of your application packet. Each packet must include:

                Application Form

                Up to 4 pages about your activities using the following headings:
                 Campus, Community, and Volunteer Activities
                 Leadership Experience
                 Honors and Awards
                 Work Experience
                A 1 page letter about yourself

                Unofficial transcript(s) of your academic record through fall quarter, 2011 (UW & other colleges)

                One letter of recommendation

SCHOLARSHIP CERTIFICATION:
I certify that I meet all eligibility requirements in order to be considered for this scholarship. I also give the Office of
Student Financial Aid at the University of Washington permission to release a copy of this application form,
information from my academic record, and my assessed financial need or other pertinent information to the scholarship
committee for the selection process or for the purpose of monitoring continued eligibility for scholarship funds or
renewal of scholarship.

Signature: ___________________________________________________ Date: ______________________

								
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