Madison Park Development Corporation Scholarship Program Application 2024  

Dear Students, Parents, and Legal Guardians:

 

Welcome to Madison Park Development Corporation's scholarship application!

This application is for the 2024 Danette Jones Scholarship Fund, Ralph D. Smith Community Service Scholarship, and Haynes Family Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are intended for full-time high school seniors, progressing normally toward graduation in Spring/Summer of 2024. There are special considerations for youth and adults interested in trades that are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

 

All scholarship applicants must reside in Boston. Applicants are required to be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.  We consider you to be an eligible non-citizen if you are:

- A U.S. permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551)

- A conditional permanent resident (I-551C)

- A holder of an Arrival-Departure (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any of the following designations: Refugee, Asylum-Granted, Parolee (I-94) (confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired); or

- A Cuban-Haitian Entrant

 

Applicants may apply to some or all of the listed scholarships. Below are requirements for each scholarship:

 

Danette Jones Scholarship Fund

Applicant must be entering an accredited two or four years college or university, vocational training, or certificate program

Ralph D. Smith Community Service Scholarship

Applicant must reside within these zip codes: 02119, 02120, 02121

Haynes Family Scholarship Fund

-      Applicant must be currently involved with the MPDC OR present a strong commitment to community service;

-      Applicant must be entering an accredited two or four years college or university, vocational training, or certificate program;

-      Applicant must have a GED, Hi-SET or high school diploma by spring/summer 2024

 

 

Special consideration is given to students who have demonstrated community service in the Madison Park Village and Lower Roxbury areas.

 

Please answer each question completely and carefully. Please do not leave any blank spaces. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  If you have questions about completing this application please email Yhinny Matos at ymatos@madison-park.org.

 

In addition to completing this application, all applicants should be prepared to submit all required documentation listed on the application checklist by application deadline, 5:00PM on June 21, 2024.

 

All information provided will be kept confidential and used only for the purposes of making scholarship decisions.

 

Thank you,

 

Yhinny Matos

Youth Workforce Manager


APPLICATION CHECKLIST

1. Completed Scholarship 2024 Application form

2. Official High School Transcript (unofficial will not be accepted) 

3. Copy of the Federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the corresponding Student Aid Report (SAR)

4. Copy of Acceptance Letter from the university, college, or vocational training program you plan to attend.

 

5. Copy of Financial Aid award letter from the university or college you plan to attend, if available.  If not yet available, please indicate when you expect the information to be available.  The Scholarship Committee cannot make a decision regarding your scholarship without this information.

 

6. Letter from your parent(s) or guardian(s) explaining how your college expenses will be met.

 

7. One letter of recommendation providing information on your academic ability, community service record, family background and potential for success. The letter is required from one of the following sources:

·         Current School Official (Principal, Guidance Counselor, or Teacher)

·         Community Leader (Minister, Civic Leader, or Employer)

Each letter should be submitted in a sealed envelope and the individual providing
the recommendation must put their signature across the seal of the envelope
.   

 

8. Essays - You are required to submit one essay.  Essays must be typed, double-spaced with one inch margins.  The suggested font is Times New Roman and the font size 12.  The essay must be a minimum of 500 words and must be on one of the following topics:

 - Describe the role that community service has played in your life and in your education.

 - Write a brief autobiography and describe key incidents in your life that have made you the person that you are.

- Discuss your professional and personal goals and the role that community service will play in your future.

9. A copy for your records.  Please be sure to make a copy of the completed scholarship packet for your records.

10. Provide a photograph of yourself.


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Applicants are required to be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.  We consider you to be an eligible non-citizen if you are:
- a U.S. permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
- a conditional permanent resident (I-551C)
- a holder of an Arrival-Departure (I-94) from the Department of Homeland Security showing any of the following designations: Refugee, Aslyum-Granted, Parolee (I-94) (confirms paroled for a minimum of one year and status has not expired); or
- a Cuban-Haitian Entrant 















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Please describe your community service activities:





Financial Information





For the Jones and Haynes College scholarship applicants,you are required to submit one essay. The essay must be typed, double-spaced with one inch margins.  The suggested font is Times New Roman and the font size 12.  The essay of a minimum of 500 words must be on one of the following topics:

A. Describe the role of that community service has played in your life and in your education.

B. Write a brief autobiography and describe key incidents in your life that have made you the person that you are.

C. Discuss your professional and personal goals and the role that community service will play in your future.

FOR HAYNES FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICANTS WHO ARE APPLYING FOR A VOCATIONAL, CERTIFICATE OR TRADE PROGRAM ONLY:

A. What do you expect to gain from your educational experience.

B. Write a brief autobiography and describe key incidents in your life that have made you the person you are.

I hearby certify that all the information contained in this application is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct.  I prepared the essay submitted with this application.  I understand that the information contained in this application becomes the property of Madison Park Development Corporation, a not-for-profit organization.


We (applicant and parent/guardian) acknowledge that we waive our right to read the confidential recommendations for the applicant listed.

Don't forget to mail ALL the required documentation outlined on the APPLICATION CHECKLIST.  If you need to print out a copy of the checklist to keep track of your documents, go to our website (www.madison-park.org) to print out a copy of it.

Click SUBMIT when done.  Good luck!