Giving Hope & Help-Education Is Your Passport Program is a program to provide educational and financial assistance for Pre-K thru Adult College Students. This portion of the program is designed to benefit low income High School Senior Scholars; providing the scholars with necessary tools needed to get to and through college while mentoring life skills for success and offering community service opportunities to meet needs and make a difference.
Qualifications for the Education Is Your Passport Scholarship:• High School Senior with a GPA of 2.5+ on a 4.0 Scale• Submit two letters of recommendation from a High School Counselor, Educational or Community Organization Leader• Submit a letter of acceptance on official letterhead from an accredited college or university.(a clear copy of the letter is acceptable)• Submit Official High school transcript• Submit proof of LOW INCOME- Attach 2019 Household W-2 or 2019 Household W-2 Transcript.Transcripts can be requested at: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript(Low Income Guidelines attached to application-Direct all inquiries to the IRS.)• Submit a 500-1,000 word Essay on a need(s) in your community and how you plan to give back to meet the needs(s) while in college and beyond to make a difference.
Awarded High School Scholars will receive:• A brand new laptop computer to aid in educational success• XL Twin Coordinated Bed-in-a Bag Set for the college dormitory• Tote of Toiletries/Backpack & school supplies based on donations• Two $500+ financial scholarship awards will be given: The Alexander Sr. & Cleo McCallop Giving Award and the Neoma Spearman Literacy Award.• Volunteer opportunities throughout their college career via the Giving Hope & Help organization and partnerships with educational/community organizations.
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Completed applications are due by Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5:00pm.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE INVITED TO THE GH&H FINANCIAL EDUCATION WORSHOP HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UMB BANK. TENTATIVE DATE: MARCH 14, 2020. Details will be emailed to ALL applicants that apply by March 14th.
Please submit a 500-1,000 word essay to the proposed question. The submission should be in the format of pds, doc, txt or png.
What is a need(s) in your community and how do you plan to give back to meet the need(s) while in college/workplace and beyond to make a difference?
If you receive the scholarship, are you willing to speak and/or write an excerpt for our website and/or social media? The excerpt would pertain to how we have helped you in your plight of success.
I agree that all information completed on this application and documents submitted are true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that application and submissions will be used for purposes of determination of admission to the Giving Hope & Help Education Is Your Passport Scholarship Program. I also understand that completion of application does not guarantee admission or benefits of the program.