2017 Scholarship Application

THIS APPLICATION PACKAGE IS AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY TO ENSURE ACCESS BY ALL APPLICANTS.

Should you wish not to complete this application through our online process, please visit our Manual Application Upload area of our website, where you will be able to download a physical copy of the application, complete the application, and upload the application on the website for submission. Requests for additional reasonable accommodation should be directed to info@thespringboardfoundation.org.

PURPOSE

To All Applicants: The purpose of these Scholarships are to encourage and increase the attendance of full-time college students who have documented disabilities, and provide increased opportunities for gainful employment.

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AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Springboard Foundation Logo
Full-time college students with documented disabilities of any type protected under the ADA and/or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Amount :$1,500 Available: 5

Awarded by: The Springboard Foundation


Colgate Palmolive Scholarship Logo
Same criteria as above for the General Scholarship. These scholarships are for General Studies (no specific major required).

Amount: $2,500 Available: 3

Awarded by: Colgate-Palmolive


Oracle Sholarship Logo
Same criteria as above for the General Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded to students majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematical) field.

Amount: $2,500 Available: 2

Awarded by: Oracle


Dow Logo
Same criteria as above for the General Scholarship. One scholarship is awarded to a student of a Texas college/university and one is awarded to a student of a Midland, MI college/university.

Amount: $2,500 Available: 2

Awarded by: Dow


Run Away Dreams Logo
Same criteria as above for the General Scholarship. The Runway of Dreams Foundation scholarship is awared to a student with a disability who is pursuing a field of study related to fashion, including: fashion design, fashion merchandising and buying, fashion production and management, fashion technology, clothing and textile studies, visual presentation and styling, fashion journalism and publishing, and fashion marketing, PR, and advertising.

Amount: $2,500 Available: 1

Awarded by: The Runway of Dreams Foundation


SCHOLARSHIP RULES

ELIGIBILITY

A) Must be a full-time student currently attending a four-year college or university (12-credits or more per semester) during the year. In addition, must have already completed 24-credits and be enrolled for the upcoming semester (minimum of 12-credit hours), for the scholarship to be awarded.

B) Must be a U.S. Citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence. C) Must provide proof of disability by submitting an Evaluation / Reasonable Accommodations Report by the Director of the College’s Disabilities Services Office) stating eligibility for services due to a disability. D) Have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

A) Include a complete, official transcript of your academic record.

B) Provide two (2) letters of recommendation, from two (2) current professors/teachers. C) Provide a complete list of extra-curricular activities including sports, volunteer activities, part-time jobs, etc. D) Provide “student Statement of Intention” indicating why this scholarship is important to furthering your future career objectives and what those career objectives are. E) Photo of yourself. (Please note: Although, a photo does not need to be provided at the time of application, it is a requirement should the applicant be selected as an Awardee; and with the understanding that, the scholarship funds will not be released unless a photo is provided.)

GRADING SYSTEM

A point system will be used for grading applicants based on the following:

1) Accurate and complete submission of all materials required by the application. 2) Provide two (2) Letters of Recommendation from two (2) current professors/teachers. 3) Quality of mandatory essay (“Student Statement of Intention”), written by the student, indicating why this scholarship is personally important to furthering his or her career objectives (150-300 words).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

June 15th of each year.

NOTIFICATION OF AWARDS

Scholarship Awardees will be determined by the Springboard Foundation Scholarship Committee. This Committee has the right and sole discretion to decide how scholarships are awarded. In all cases, the Committee’s decisions are final. Scholarships are awarded based on accuracy and completion of all required application information. Scholarship awards will be made once each year. This is a one-time award and winning applicants may NOT apply again after receiving an award. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by email on August 1st. Each new award shall be applied to the semester following the award notification. Awards will be in the form of a check, made payable directly to the awardee.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT

1) Fill out the Scholarship Award application in its entirety. It is your responsibility to ensure this form is submitted completely and on-time.

2) Obtain two (2) letters of recommendation, from two (2) current professors/teachers, utilizing the forms included in this packet. 3) Complete the “Student Statement of Intention” section. In your own words, tell us why this scholarship is personally important to furthering your career objectives (150-300 words) and describe what those career objectives are. 4) By submitting your application electronically via the online system, you automatically sign and date the completed application package. 5) Note that your application will not be considered complete until ALL of the above have been received.

DEADLINE NOTIFICATION

2017 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

DEADLINE: June 15, 2017

(Applications submitted after the deadline and will NOT be accepted.)

The Springboard Foundation Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin/ancestry, disability, family relationship or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. The Foundation’s commitment to nondiscrimination applies to scholarship activity and all aspects of operation of the Foundation.

ALL ITEMS MUST BE COMPLETED OR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED


BEGIN THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Please download the following four (4) documents, which are part of your Application Process. During the Application Process, you will be prompted to upload your completed and signed documents.

The Applicant Checklist

This will help you stay organized and keep track of the pieces you will need to complete the Application Process.

The Instructor Recommendation 1

Please provide this form to the Instructor who will be provide the first of your two recommendations.

The Instructor Recommendation 2

Please provide this form to the Instructor who will be providing you with the second of your two recommendations.

Applicant Signature Page

Please ensure this form is completed, signed and uploaded; without this signed form, your application will NOT be accepted.