Learning AFAR: Boys & Girls Club Collier County Student Application 2019

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We are excited to invite you to be a part of the 2019 Learning AFAR program. On behalf of the AFAR Foundation, No Barriers and other generous donors, we look forward to receiving your application and showing you where travel can take you!

We welcome participants of all abilities and backgrounds to complete this application. We believe that travel should be accessible to all youth who desire to explore our world. You will receive a confirmation message upon submission of your application.

Call 970.484.3633 x 314  or email rachel.strommen@nobarriersusa.org with questions OR if you require a hard copy of this application. 

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2019.
All components outlined in the "application checklist below" are due by 5 pm MT- please see the "Application Checklist" for more details.

NOTE: All fields with a red asterisk (*) are REQUIRED.
Application Checklist
All students interested in this program must complete this 3-part application. Please note, it is the responsibility of each applicant to keep track of which components have been submitted- incomplete applications will not be considered.

A Complete Application Includes:

1) Online Student Application Form (you're doing that now!)
2) One Teacher Referral Form (Available Here)

Student Selection & Essential Eligibility Criteria 
In order to qualify for a scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
  • Must by involved with Boys and Girls Club of Collier County
  • Must be a Middle School aged student (app. 11-14)
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • We will consider the following components of this scholarship application: Academic performance and short essay answers. 
  • We will give highest priority to thoughtful, well-written short essay answers that demonstrate leadership potential and a desire for positive personal growth.

Let's Get Started!

Legal Guardian Contact Information  
We ask that each applicant provide information for the 1st Legal Guardian whose role it is to offer support to the applicant. If the applicant is selected, the 1st legal guardian will be included on the necessary email and phone correspondence. 

Personal Experience and Background Info
The Learning AFAR expedition is designed for adventurous and driven participants! We select participants who will be prepared both physically and mentally in order to get the most out of the experience. We expect students to come ready to be active for many hours of the day and grow as intellectuals. We will do a lot of work prior to travel to ensure you are prepared, but we would like to get a gauge on your background to ensure the health and safety of the entire team selected. 

Note: Prior experience is NOT REQUIRED to be accepted. Upon acceptance into the program, ALL participants will be required to submit a comprehensive health history report and a physical signed by a certified health practitioner demonstrating the student’s ability to participate.

Short Answer Questions:
Please respond to the following five questions. We will give highest priority to thoughtful, well-written responses that demonstrate leadership potential. It is always a good idea to have someone you trust edit your answers for grammar and quality of thought. This should be YOUR work, but please do have someone edit your work.

2. We are looking to support participants who have a desire for personal positive growth and a desire to share that growth with their local community. Please provide at least one example of EACH of the following:

Personal Commitment