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					                                       The Molly Marie Rankin
                                        Memorial Scholarship

1. Applications must be received by the Bettendorf High School Guidance Department on or before Friday,
    March 30, 2012.
2. The award is a non-renewable $1000.00 scholarship.
3. The recipient must be a graduating female senior at Bettendorf High School.
4. Application must be filled out entirely.
5. Application must be typed or neatly printed in ink.
6. Application must include a PERSONAL ESSAY. [Not more than two pages long.]
         Applicant must include thoughts on friendship and how she has benefited from it or given to
            others.
         Applicant must state educational and career plans.
7. Application must include 3 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION. Only 3 letters will be accepted.
    The letters should not include the name of the applicant. Instead, it’s recommended they refer to her as
    “the applicant”, “my friend”, etc. The letters should identify how the reference knows the applicant, but
    should not be signed. Instead, the reference will sign the Letters of Reference form. This form will be
    given to the Guidance Department to maintain anonymity.
         1 from a personal friend, a peer (from the applicant’s age group). [Not more than two pages long.]
         1 from a school official (teacher, counselor, principal, etc.) [Not more than one page long.]
         1 from a community member (employer, neighbor, church, etc.) [Not more than one page long.]
8. The recipient must be accepted into an accredited two-year or four-year program at the college or
    university of her choice.
         Applicants must include a copy of the letter of acceptance received from the college or university
            she is planning to attend.
9. The award will be sent to the designated college when the following conditions are met:
         The Rankin Family is sent official proof of completion of the first semester of the freshman year
            and official proof of enrollment as a full-time student (minimum of twelve semester hours or
            equivalent) for the second semester.
         The Rankin Family is provided with the complete address of the college office receiving the funds.
10. The Rankin Family will select the recipient.
         To maintain anonymity of all applicants, the Guidance Department will remove the applicant’s
            name & address prior to sending the applications to the Rankin Family.
         The Rankin Family’s goal is to select a recipient who most closely exemplifies the personal
            qualities which made Molly the incredible person we love and whose memory we honor. Those
            qualities include generous spirit, infectious enthusiasm for life and understanding the importance
            of giving to others. These qualities were evidenced by the numerous friendships Molly shared
            with a wide variety of people during her life. The ability to reach out to others and establish
            sincere, strong friendships is a very valuable quality that reaches far beyond Molly, as an
            individual, to benefit others and the community around her. Molly taught all those who knew and
            loved her a lot about what it means to truly be a friend. The goal of the Rankin Family is to award
            this scholarship to another person who understands these same lessons.
         The award is based upon the qualities Molly personified that demonstrate and define sincere
            friendship. These qualities include, but are not limited to: sincerity, compassion, generosity, a fun-
            loving spirit, trust, reaching out to others to make a difference in their lives, a desire to leave the
            world a better place.
         The Rankin Family will first consider the applicant’s personal essay describing what friendship
            means to her and the impact it has had on her life. This may include personal stories about how
            giving or receiving friendship has influenced her life or how a friend has touched her life in a
            special way. This essay should not be an academic essay, but a personal essay sincerely written
            from the applicant’s heart.
        The letter of reference from the applicant’s personal friend will be the second most important
           criteria. It’s important for the personal friend to provide an overall picture of the applicant. This
           letter should describe what impact the applicant’s friendship has on this person’s life and how this
           person sees the applicant making a difference in her own corner of the world in the future. A
           personal story that portrays the value and impact of the applicant’s friendship would be extremely
           helpful in allowing the Rankin Family to best understand how the applicant exemplifies the
           qualities of friendship.
        The award is not solely dependent upon grades, G.P.A. or ACT/SAT scores. However, these
           criteria may be used in the event more than one applicant closely exemplifies Molly Rankin’s
           spirit and enthusiasm for life.
        The award is not solely dependent upon parental income. However, this criteria may be used in
           the event more than one applicant closely exemplifies Molly Rankin’s spirit and enthusiasm for
           life.
        The award is not dependent upon race, religion or family background.
11. The recipient will be announced at the annual senior awards ceremony scheduled for May 11, 2012.
                                        The Molly Marie Rankin
                                    Memorial Scholarship Application


This page will be kept by the Guidance Department. The remaining pages of the application will be
assigned a number by the Guidance Department before being given to the Rankin Family to maintain
anonymity of applicants.



APPLICANT # ______________________________________________________________________________


NAME_____________________________________________________________________________________


ADDRESS__________________________________________________________________________________


CITY_____________________________________________ STATE________________ ZIP_______________


PHONE____________________________________________________________________________________



I give permission for my high school guidance counselor to release my academic information, if it is determined
that the Rankin Family will need this information to select the final recipient. It is understood that this
information will only be requested & provided in the event more than one candidate closely exemplifies Molly
Rankin’s spirit and enthusiasm for life. If this information is required, it will identify me using my application #,
rather than my name, to maintain anonymity of all applicants. The information provided will include my class
rank (end of 7th semester), grade point average (end of 7th semester), and ACT or SAT score.



STUDENT SIGNATURE _____________________________________________________________________


DATE SIGNED _____________________________________________________________________________
                                    The Molly Marie Rankin
                                Memorial Scholarship Application
   This page will also be kept by the Guidance Department to maintain the anonymity of the applicant.


                                      LETTERS OF REFERENCE


REFERENCE # 1

NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS _________________________________________________________________________________

CITY_________________________________________ STATE _____________________ ZIP _____________

PHONE ____________________________________________________________________________________

RELATIONSHIP TO APPLICANT
______________________________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF REFERNCE _________________________________________________________________

DATE SIGNED ________________________________________________




REFERENCE # 2

NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS _________________________________________________________________________________

CITY_________________________________________ STATE _____________________ ZIP _____________

PHONE ____________________________________________________________________________________

RELATIONSHIP TO APPLICANT
______________________________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF REFERNCE _________________________________________________________________

DATE SIGNED ________________________________________________
REFERENCE # 3

NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS _________________________________________________________________________________

CITY_________________________________________ STATE _____________________ ZIP _____________

PHONE ____________________________________________________________________________________

RELATIONSHIP TO APPLICANT
______________________________________________________________

SIGNATURE OF REFERNCE _________________________________________________________________

DATE SIGNED ________________________________________________
                                The Molly Marie Rankin
                            Memorial Scholarship Application


APPLICANT # ______________________________________________________________________________


FATHER’S OCCUPATION ___________________________________________________________________


MOTHER’S OCCUPATION __________________________________________________________________


FAMILY INCOME __________________________________________________________________________


# OF SIBLINGS (LIVING AT HOME) ______________ AGES ______________________________________


# OF SIBLINGS (ATTENDING COLLEGE) ___________ AGES _____________________________________


COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY PLANNING TO ATTEND (INCLUDE ADDRESS) ___________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________


ANTICIPATED COLLEGE MAJOR ____________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

ANTIPATED CAREER PLANS ________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS OR AWARDS RECEIVED ______________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                   ACTIVITIES
Please list:
     Any involvement in student government, organizations/clubs, athletics, etc.
     Any leadership positions held, awards/honors received, etc.
     Any community activities, church activities, etc.
     Any hobbies, etc.

       ACTIVITY                                                                     GRADE LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION
                                                                                          9      10   11     12




                                             WORK EXPERIENCES
Please list:
     Any jobs, including summer employment
     Any volunteering

                                                                                                            HRS
             NATURE OF WORK                                  EMPLOYER                         DATES         PER
                                                                                                           WEEK

				
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