Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
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2010 Susan M. Hunter Scholarship ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS • Student must be the son or daughter of a corrections employee (current full-time, retired, or deceased who draw or have drawn their salaries directly from the Department of Corrections) within an ASCA-member department of corrections (includes Federal Bureau of Prisons). County jail employees, vendor employees, Correction employees themselves, their siblings, spouses, and grandchildren are not eligible. • Student must be enrolled full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, or an accredited graduate program. • Incoming first-time freshman must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0; Enrolled full-time students must have a minimum college GPA of 3.0; Graduate students’ field of study must be Corrections/Criminal Justice. • Aside from previous award recipients all other applicants must include an essay question response (MAX 300 words - ENGLISH only): "Describe your career goals and what this scholarship would mean to the completion of your undergraduate/graduate education". Graduate students must include a description of their Corrections/Criminal Justice career goals. • Complete and submit Scholarship Application Form by March 31, 2010. • APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE. • All required documentation must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2010. Faxed or hand-delivered applications/documentation will not be accepted. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS MUST BE SENT AS A HARD COPY TO ASCA AT: ASCA/Susan M. Hunter Scholarship 213 Court Street, Suite 606 Middletown, CT 06457 1) Official Transcript • Your transcript may be sent to ASCA by you or your high school or college as long as it meets the criteria as an OFFICIAL transcript. • An official transcript arrives in a sealed envelope with a school official's signature, OR a seal across the closure, OR, an official transcript has a raised seal, OR is printed on security paper. An official transcript is NOT: a printout from a website; a photocopy of a transcript; a summary of classes “in progress.” 2) Test Scores (ONLY for Incoming Freshmen) Enrolled undergraduate students should not send SAT/ACT scores. If the applicant was not required to take the SAT/ACT for his/her college of choice, note that explanation in the Comments box. 3) Two Recommendation Letters Two recommendation letters are required. DO NOT send more than two letters. • At least one recommendation letter must be from a teacher. • A recommendation letter from the applicant’s parent is not acceptable. • Letters must include a date and may not be written before November 2009. • Recommendation letters are NOT letters of acceptance to college or receipt of other honors. All required documentation must be postmarked by March 31, 2010. Faxed or hand-delivered applications/ documentation will NOT be accepted. DO NOT send any additional materials. Cover letters, photos, resumes, copies of certificates/honors, newspaper clippings, etc. will NOT be accepted. RESULTS: • In 2009, scholarships were awarded in the amounts of $1,000 for undergraduate students, $1,500 for graduate students and $500 for continuing award winners. • The number of scholarships awarded depends upon donations received. In 2009, approximately 500 students applied for the Susan M. Hunter Scholarship. Out of that number 21 scholarships were awarded. • The Scholarship Review Committee will make its decisions in early June 2010. Non-recipients will be notified by email; recipients will be notified by phone, and their names will be posted on the ASCA website.