Scholarship Award Amount: $675
Deadline: Friday, May 18th, 2019 at 5:00PM ET
Scholarship notifications will be e-mailed on Monday, June 10, 2019.
Description: CCF's Academic Support Scholarships provide financial assistance to offset costs associated with school such as housing, transportation, tuition and fees, books and technological needs.
Criteria: Students must complete application below. In addition, in order to be considered students must be in good standing with CCF, currently matriculated in a progressive degree seeking program (i.e. a student who has earned an associate's degree must be seeking a higher degree) and have completed 12 college credits. Students completing their first 12 college credits by the end of the semester for which they are applying are also eligible.
Be in good standing with the program means:
- Comply with Student Rights and Responsibilities.
- Meet with academic counselor for a certification appointment, provide required paperwork and follow through with any referrals.
- Participate in at least two CCF activities per semester (ie including but not limited to community meeting, graduation, workshops, approved policy events, Volunteer for CCF Events (note: opportunities to volunteer are limited and not guaranteed)
- Graduating fellows must attend CCF Graduation.
- For Graduate students: Participate in a leadership activity in CCF such as the alumnae association, running a community meeting, etc. or in the community.
Students who are
not in good standing (i.e. did not complete certification meeting or activity
requirements) must complete a certification meeting and two activities before
becoming eligible to apply for the current semester.
Please note that meeting these criteria does not guarantee a scholarship. Scholarships are competitive and awarded to highest scored applications.
Applications are scored according to criteria below:
CCF counselor's recommendation: The counselor's recommendation is based on the following factors:
- how actively the student is working with her counselor and following referrals and recommendations
- how well the student meets characteristics in the student partnership agreement (ie on time for events and meetings, responds to messages in prompt and appropriate manner, dresses appropriately when attending CCF events, has a positive attitude towards program participation)
Cumulative GPA: Generally a GPA of 2.5 or higher for undergraduate students (3.0 or higher for graduate students). Lower GPAs can be considered on a case by case basis with written explanation from the student.
Type of school attending (ie public, for profit, not-for-profit): CCF advises students to attend institutions that provide a rigorous academic preparation at a reasonable cost. Students should work with their CCF academic counselor to determine their school options.
Amount of student debt being incurred: CCF educates students to minimize the amount of student debt because excessive debt incurred during your studies may jeopardize your future economic security. The Academic Support Scholarships seeks to support students to have made efforts to reduce their dependence on student loans. Therefore, evidence of excessive student loan debt will weigh negatively on the application.