Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 4, 2010
June 3: Applications are still being accepted for the Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Fund, now in its third year. Applications for the 2010-2011 academic year must be received by 5:00 PM on June 25, 2010. The scholarship was established by the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C., which also performs the screening process.
This opportunity for college-bound students has been publicized through media releases and direct contact with guidance counselors at area high schools. Guidance counselors and other school officials have been encouraged to announce the scholarship and help eligible students file their applications.
The scholarship, which pays a total of $1000 in two $500-dollar increments, is open to residents of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, D.C. who will be attending 2- or 4-year colleges or universities during the academic year of the scholarship. Persons related by blood or marriage to any current or former member of the selection committee are not eligible.
All eligible student applications submitted by the deadline are considered. Scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of several criteria, including: a submitted essay, personal character, financial need, high school grade point average, demonstrated community service, and academic ability. In addition to the application, select candidates may be asked to a personal interview by the selection panel.
Recipients will receive scholarship funds in August and February. Scholarship funds are to be used for school expenses, including tuition, room and board, and books. To maintain eligibility, awardees make reports each grading period to show satisfactory academic performance. If academic performance falls below satisfactory levels, future payment will be withheld. In cases of significant extenuating circumstances exemptions may sometimes be granted.
For the purposes of eligibility, the Greater metropolitan Area of Washington D.C. is defined as including the Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's; the City of Alexandria, Virginia; the Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William.
Complete rules are available here:
Download the application at:
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