The Edwards Scholarship Fund

                                       The Edwards Scholarship Fund                                   First-Time Scholarship Application for High School Students, 2017-2018

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Welcome to The Edwards Scholarship Fund Online First-Time Scholarship Application for High School Students. 


Complete this form to the best of your ability.


Certain questions are required, and you will not be able to submit the Application before going back and completing them. You will be told which items to complete, and you can go back to them. Use the "Next Page" and "Previous Page" buttons to move through the Application.


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You can print your Application before submitting it  When you are on the last page of the application, you will see a "Submit" button to securely submit your Application to us.  After submission, you will no longer be able to make any changes to the application.


You will receive an email confirmation that the Application has been received. It will contain further instructions on submitting any remaining required documents.


Background:
The Edwards Scholarship Fund was established in 1939 by Grace M. Edwards, a lifelong resident of Boston. The Fund seeks to further the development of good citizenship through education by offering scholarships to men and women of good character and ability who are in need of financial assistance. Applicants must reside within the city limits of Boston, Massachusetts. Recipients are asked to contribute to the Fund when their incomes allow. Grace Edwards’ legacy is helping educated citizens help others and your future contribution to the Fund will allow that legacy to live on.


ELIGIBILITY

  • You must graduate from high school or complete the GED by June of this calendar year.
  • You must maintain a high school Grade Point Average of at least 2.0.
    CERTIFICATION.

    By completing and submitting this Application, I/we affirm that the information contained in the following Application and in all supporting documentation is true, accurate, and complete. I, student applicant, am eligible to apply:

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    Parent/Guardian Contact Information if different from applicant's information.

    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                                                                  
    info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                                                            Page 1 of 7

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    Applicant's Information:
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    OPTIONAL INFORMATION:



    NOTE: We do not use optional information in awarding scholarships but it is helpful for us to better understand our reach in the community.


    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                                                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                                                            Page 2 of 7

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    SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION (HIGH SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY):


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    We will email your Guidance Counselor on your behalf with a request for your High School Transcript and Guidance Recommendation. The Counselor will then submit these documents electronically to the Edwards Scholarship Fund for inclusion with the rest of your material. Your Counselor will not have access to your Edwards Scholarship Application.




    COLLEGE PLANS:

    Provide the names of the colleges or universities to which you have applied:



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    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                                                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                                                            Page 3 of 7

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    AWARDS AND HONORS:

    List awards and honors received to date. Include financial scholarships and amounts.



    Leave ending date blank if you are still engaged in the activity.


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    If scholarship amount is "0" leave this box blank.
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    VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY SERVICE:

    List volunteer community service activities that were/are important to you.






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    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                                                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                                                            Page 4 of 7

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    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

    List extracurricular activities that are important to you. You may include advising and enrichment programs and activities such as Boys and Girls Club, Upward Bound, Tenacity and so on, and so on:






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    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    List paid jobs that you have held:







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    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                                                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                                                            Page 5 of 7

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    ESSAYS:
    THE FOLLOWING ESSAYS ARE TO BE COMPLETED BY YOU, THE APPLICANT. THE FIRST IS REQUIRED. THE SECOND IS OPTIONAL.

    IT IS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE TO SUBMIT ESSAYS THAT YOU HAVE PROOFREAD THOROUGHLY, THIS MEANS CHECKING GRAMMAR, SPELLING, AND CLARITY OF CONTENT. YOU CAN COPY/PASTE FROM A WORK DOCUMENT, BUT PLEASE READ YOUR ESSAY AGAIN TO MAKE SURE THAT IT COPIED CORRECTLY.

    ESSAY 1: REQUIRED PERSONAL ESSAY WRITTEN BY STUDENT APPLICANT




    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                                                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                                                            Page 6 of 7

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    FAMILY FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

    Please note that you will be asked to submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) and may, on a case by case basis, be asked for a copy of your most recent federal income tax return(s).

    ASK A PARENT FOR THE INFORMATION BELOW.

    Your parent may actually complete this section, and it may be advisable since your parent has the information. Please indicate below.


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    Explain any special circumstances, such as unemployment, illness, tuition expenses, support paid on behalf of family members (example, grandparents) who are not tax dependents, etc (limit 200 words):


    Submission Instructions:

    After clicking "Proceed to last step" and confirming your entries, the Edwards Scholarship Fund will receive and process your application.  It may take a few seconds for the submission to go through.  If submission is successful, you will receive a confirmation email containing your Application ID and Edwards Fund ID. An email will be sent out to your guidance counselor with instructions on how to upload your Official High School Transcript and Guidance Counselor Recommendation. 


    The following documents are due by March 20th for successful and complete application submission.





    By *May 1st*or earlier, you will need to submit:


    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South St, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111                                                           info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org | 617-737-3400                                                            Page7 of 7

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    Edwards Scholarship Fund | 89 South Street, Suite 603, Boston, MA 02111
    617-654-8628 | info@edwardsfund.org | www.edwardsfund.org