"WAUBONSIE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL - DOC"
2590 Ogden Avenue Aurora, Illinois 60504 (630)375-3300 ______________________________________________________________________ W.V.H.S. PTA W.V.H.S. Booster Club Indian Prairie Educational Foundation (IPEF) Wheatland Athletic Association Indian Prairie Parents’ Council (IPPC) "Sgt. David Mitchell Caruso USMC Freedom Scholarship Award" Scholarship Eligibility Requirements and Instructions The six organizations listed above will be awarding scholarships to graduating students of Waubonsie Valley High School. Selection criteria used in awarding scholarships will be based on a combination of student achievements. Monetary awards will be given to students who have been accepted at any accredited college, university, or vocational/technical school. These scholarships are one-time awards and are not renewable. Most of the scholarships will be paid to the individual winners and must be utilized for educational expenses during the 2009-2010 school year. Winners will be announced at the annual Green and Gold Awards Night on May 13, 2009. The monetary award will be given after school acceptance and registration have been verified. To facilitate the application process, these six organizations are utilizing one format. Thus, students may prepare one application form(s) for any or all of these scholarships. It will be the student’s responsibility to provide an application packet copy for each organization to which he or she applies. Therefore, some students may turn in six packets, while others may only turn in one or two. The following materials are required for any/all scholarship application(s). A complete application packet in sequential order consists of: 1. The Scholarship Selection Page 2. Personal Information Page(s) 3. Specific Scholarship Application Page followed by Designated Topic Essay 4. Two letters of Recommendation (at least one must come from a WVHS certified staff member-copies are acceptable) 5. An official, seventh semester transcript (will be added by guidance office after packet is turned in) The applicant must have been a student in District 204 for a cumulative minimum of three (3) semesters prior to application. Financial need is not a consideration in the awarding of these scholarships. Questions regarding this form or other scholarship information should be directed to Mr. Cort Graske in the WVHS Guidance Office at 375-3571. Completed application packages must be submitted to the Guidance Office by 3:00PM on Thursday, March 19, 2009. Additional individual requirements and information are listed on the following pages. Scholarship Selection Page (Please use black ink only) I would like to apply for the following scholarship(s). Check all that apply. _____W.V.H.S. PTA (check only one) (minimum of 6 at $1,000 each) _____College/University _____Vocational/Technical ____ W.V.H.S. Booster Club (3 at $1,000 each) _____Indian Prairie Educational Foundation (IPEF) ($1,000) _____ "Sgt. David Mitchell Caruso USMC Freedom Scholarship Award" ($1,000) _____Indian Prairie Parents’ Council (IPPC) (check only one) _____Dr. Gail McKinzie Scholarship (Education majors only) - 1 at $1,000 _____University/College Vocational/Technical Scholarship - 3 at $500 _____ Special Needs Scholarship (Active IEP only) - 1 at $500 _____ Wheatland Athletic Association (2 at $500 each) PLEASE NOTE: Applicant is responsible for providing Application Package Copies for each scholarship checked above! COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE WVHS GUIDANCE OFFICE by 3:00PM on Thursday, March 19, 2009. I hereby affirm that I have prepared this application in its entirety and that it is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. _________________________________ Applicant’s signature _________________________________ Date PERSONAL INFORMATION PAGE(S) (please type in 12 pt. font using format below ) I. PERSONAL DATA Name (Last, First, M.I.): Street Address: City: Zip Code: Telephone: Email address: Parent/Guardian Name (s): Parent/Guardian Address (if different from above): Parent/Guardian Email address: II. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT DATA 7th Semester Class Rank: 7th Semester Cumulative GPA: ACT Composite: SAT Combined: III. EXTRA-CURRICULAR DATA (High School Years) Provide the following information. Honors and Awards: (National, State, Local, Academic, Sports) School Activities: List all clubs, teams, organizations and other activities. Include type and length of involvement. Out of School Activities: PERSONAL INFORMATION PAGE (CONTINUED) IV. POST-SECONDARY PLANS College, university or vocational/technical school where you plan to enroll: Location: Have you applied for admission? ____Yes ____No Have you received a letter of acceptance? ____Yes ____No Program of study in which you are interested: V. ADDITIONAL DATA A. Employment Information (may provide info. for each employer by numbering consecutively maintaining column format) Employer: Job Description: Dates/Years worked (include number of hours/week): B. Any other additional information you wish to provide in reference to your qualifications and /or need for this scholarship: LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Obtain two signed letters on your behalf. At least one must come from a WVHS certified staff member. Please attach letters to this application following the specific scholarship form/essay. #1. Waubonsie Valley Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Scholarship Application /Essay Topic Page A minimum of Six $1,000.00 scholarships will be available. Two of these scholarships may be awarded to students attending a technical/vocational school. All scholarship checks will be payable to the school which has accepted the WVHS student. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above. The WVHS PTA Scholarship Committee will review all application materials. Please include an essay in 500 words or less addressing ONE of the topics below: A. Your future goals. If possible, include the type of career you plan to pursue when you complete your education. Also, include why you feel deserving of this scholarship. OR B. Your most meaningful experience during your high school years…. #2. W.V.H.S. Booster Club Scholarship Application/Essay Topic Page Three $1000.00 scholarships are available. Applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements: A. Grade point average must be 2.0 or above. B. Must have participated in their SENIOR year in an athletic or IHSA sponsored activity. C. Parents must be a Booster Club member. D. Written statement should answer this question: As a student athlete and as a fan of other Waubonsie athletic teams - how would you promote, build, and implement an organized school spirit group that would increase student participation at all sporting events? The WVHS Booster Club Scholarship Committee will review all application materials and determine the recipients of scholarships. #3. Indian Prairie Educational Foundation COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PAGE $1000 scholarship to be awarded to a senior at WVHS and NVHS Please attach your additional pages and recommendations to this page. YOUR APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: 1. List the organizations with which you have volunteered and the number of years that you have worked with each organization. (Use the form below to start and the back of page if necessary) 2. On the above referenced list, please describe your duties, responsibilities, and time commitment with each organization. (Use the form below to start and the back of page if necessary) 3. In an essay no longer than two double-spaced, typewritten pages, explain how you came to be involved with your volunteer activities, why you chose to participate in community service organizations and what you have gained from your experiences. 4. You must submit one supporting letter from someone in the volunteer organization who is aware of the scope of your involvement. This letter should further document your dedication and commitment to community service. This application along with your essay and supporting letters need to be delivered to the Guidance office by the close of school on Thursday, March 19, 2009. Name of Number Hours of Organization of years Job Description Responsibilities commitment #4. "Sgt. David Mitchell Caruso USMC Freedom Scholarship Award” Scholarship Application/Essay Topic Page One $1,000 scholarship available . This scholarship will be awarded in honor of Sgt. David Mitchell Caruso, who was killed in action on November 9, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq. David was a lifelong Naperville resident and a 1998 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School. David always lived life to the fullest and rose up to meet every challenge. His life was full of adventure, courage, perseverance and service to others. During high school, David was a member of the National Honor Society and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with three additional palms. In 1999, David joined the Marines. In the Marines, David went on to graduate from USMC Amphibious Reconnaissance School, Army Ranger School, Jump School and Free-Fall School and ultimately became an elite Force Recon Marine. This scholarship will be awarded to one senior at Waubonsie Valley or Neuqua Valley this year. Applicants will be judged based on characteristics, which personify David’s legacy including their leadership qualities, history of service to the community and their personal drive for achievement. Essay Question: (no more than 2 typed pages), “What does freedom mean to me?” #5. Indian Prairie Parents’ Council (IPPC) Scholarship Application/Essay Topic Page The Indian Prairie Parents’ Council will award three types of scholarships this year: 1. Dr. Gail McKinzie Scholarship* - $1,000. This is awarded to a Waubonsie Valley senior who expects to major in the field of education in honor of long-serving District 204 Superintendent, Dr. Gail McKinzie. Dr. McKinzie served from 1995-2004. 2. University/College/Vocational/Technical Scholarship – 3 at $500 each. This is awarded to students who plan to attend a traditional four year institution, vocational institute, technical training program or junior college. 3. Special Needs Scholarship – 1 at $500. This scholarship is awarded to a Waubonsie Valley senior with an active IEP. The scholarship may be used to support any post high school education or training program. Applicants are not required to disclose any IEP information. However, submission of the application grants IPPC permission to verify the existence of a current IEP with the student's high school. Please include an essay addressing one of the topics below in 500 words or less: A. Your most meaningful experience during your high school years. Reflect upon your ongoing commitments to an organization, area of study or sport, or a defining moment. OR B. Your future goals. If possible, include the type of career you plan to pursue when you finish your education. Also, include why you feel deserving of this scholarship; what might set you apart from the other applicants. (*Dr. Gail McKinzie Scholarship applicants must answer this question in order to be considered.) These scholarships may not be deferred. For additional information please go to: http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/IPPC/Default.aspx/IPPCScholarship #6. Wheatland Athletic Association Scholarship Application/Essay Topic Page Attention Seniors! The Wheatland Athletic Association is offering two $500 scholarships to Waubonsie Valley graduating seniors. This is our way of recognizing the outstanding young people we have in our community. Wheatland Athletic Association offers recreational, competitive and travel programs in soccer, baseball, softball and basketball. Participants range in age from 2 years through adult. WAA works to create an atmosphere where children and young adults learn the values of good sportsmanship and teamwork. WAA also offers various employment opportunities. Many of you have been umpires, referees, hall monitors or linesmen. Perhaps you have even volunteered your time as a coach or worker at our office or tryouts. If you have been a part of Wheatland Athletic Association in any of these areas, we want you to apply! SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS: DEADLINE IS MARCH 19, 2009. To be eligible for the WAA scholarship you must have participated in the WAA program, either as an athlete, employee, or volunteer. The WAA Board of Directors will review all applications. A short essay is required addressing benefits of applicant’s WAA participation and goals for the future.