February 15, 2008
Dear ESL Contact,
For the seventh year, the Virginia ESL Supervisors’ Association is proud to be
able to offer seven scholarships of $1,500 each to English language learners who are
planning to continue their studies at an institution of higher learning.
Attached, you will find an ESL Scholarship Cover Sheet and Application form.
You may duplicate the application as needed. Please encourage your ESL teachers to
assist students in gathering the required documents so that all applications will be
complete at the time of mailing. The deadline for receipt of all applications is April
Please note the importance of a local contact person taking the time to assist the
student in completing ALL sections of the application. In particular, we ask that you
check to be sure that the student does have at least a 3.0 GPA and also that s/he has
been a student in an ESL class at some point during his/her high school career. Due
to the large number of applicants last year, the committee will not be able to personally
follow-up on sections of the application that are missing.
We hope to be able to announce the names of the scholarship winners no later
than May 9, 2008.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (540) 825-0713 or via
email at email@example.com.
Farmington Elementary School
500 Sunset Lane
Culpeper, VA. 22701
COVER SHEET/CHECKLIST FOR STUDENT
Name of student ______________________________________
Name, title, and phone number / email of person responsible for
Name of high school____________________________________
Address of high school __________________________________
Name of school district (city/county)________________________
Phone number of high school _____________________________
Student’s overall Grade Point Average _____________________
Years student was enrolled in ESL ________________________
The following items must be enclosed in the VESA Scholarship
□ A copy of all high school transcripts available.
□ Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers at the school in
which the student is enrolled.
□ The completed application form with attachments for questions 1-3 on
□ Cover sheet signed by a contact person in the school.
VESA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Deadline for application: April 24 of the applicant’s senior year
Scholarship amount: $1,500.00
Scholarships are awarded based on:
1. Demonstration of need
2. Grade point average (GPA)
3. Letters of recommendation
4. Completed application, which will be evaluated on content, with consideration given
also to grammar, spelling and neatness
Criteria for applying:
1. Student must have been enrolled in an ESL program for at least one year in grades
2. Student must be enrolled in 12th grade at the time of application.
3. Student must have a 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average.
The following items must be enclosed in the VESA Scholarship Application
1. A copy of ALL high school transcripts available
2. Two letters of recommendation from teachers at the school in which student is
3. This completed application form with attachments for questions 1-3 below
4. Cover sheet signed by a contact person in the school
e-mail address (if applicable)____________________________________________
Date of birth__________________________________________________________
Country of birth _______________________________________________________
High School in which you are currently enrolled_______________________________
Address of high school __________________________________________________
Dates of attendance at this high school _____________________________________
Telephone number for school _____________________________________________
Contact person for this school (if more information is needed)
(This person may be one of your references. ________________________________________
Preferred person: ESL teacher or guidance counselor)
Virginia ESL Supervisors Association Scholarship Application page 2
Your responses to the following statements will be considered in the selection process. Your
responses to items 1-3 should be written or printed neatly in ink, typed, or prepared on a word
processor. You may use other paper and attach it to this form.
1. Give a brief summary of your life, telling what you would like others to know about you. Be
sure to include any extraordinary events that have helped to shape your life. (maximum 300
2. Describe your personal and educational goals, and tell how the scholarship money would be
used to help you meet your goals. If you have been accepted at a university or college,
please indicate where. (maximum 300 words)
3. Please list any other information that you think might be helpful for the selection committee.
For example, list clubs, sports, hobbies, jobs, volunteer work or other similar activities. Also
list any honors or awards you have received.
I certify that the information contained in this application and the accompanying documents is
true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge.
(signature of applicant) (date)
(signature of ESL teacher or guidance counselor) (date)
Return completed application to: Beth Boyd
(Remember to include all items Farmington Elementary School
requested on the first page of 500 Sunset Lane
application) Culpeper, VA 22701
(540) 824-0713 Ext. 3034