2013 Gwendolyn E. Boyd STEM Scholarship Program Policies and Procedures Statement of Purpose
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) scholarship is a one-time scholarship presented to a high school senior that will be studying in a STEM Field in honor of Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd. Dr. Boyd, an engineer and Assistant for Development Programs, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, was the first African-American to earn a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University.
Scholarship Committee Timetable
• • • • • February 4, 2013 February 15, 2013 February 18-20, 2013 February 25, 2013 March 9, 2013 - Applications Available - Deadline for Submission of Application - Applications Reviewed by Committee - Recipient Notified - Scholarship Awarded (pending enrollment)
General Scholarship Eligibility
• • Must be a resident of Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia Must attend a public, private, charter or parochial high school in these jurisdictions • • Must be a high school senior graduating in 2013 Plan to enter an accredited two or four-year University as a fulltime freshman for the Academic Year 2013-2014 • Must select a major in one of the 4 STEM areas, science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
Applicants will be evaluated on the strength of their academic performance, leadership and participation in school and community activities, career and educational aspirations, and on the strength of their personal statement. Applications and supporting documents will be date stamped upon receipt and transmitted to the Scholarship Committee in the original sealed envelope. Each application will be reviewed by at least three members of the Scholarship Committee using the following written evaluation format: Item for Review 1. Application Appearance 2. Academic Performance (GPA) ! 3.0 – or better ! 2.0 – 2.9 3. Recommendations 4. Essay 5. Volunteer Service and Community Involvement Total Applicant Score 25 _____ = 20 = 15 30 20 Maximum Points 5 20
Evaluation forms will be signed and dated by the Scholarship Committee member(s) reviewing the application and the Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
The Scholarship awards are for full-time study and may cover tuition and fees, room and board, books and other related expenses (transportation, supplies, etc.) . Awards will be processed upon written notification to the Gwendolyn E. Boyd STEM Scholarship Committee of verification of enrollment in a program of postsecondary education. Scholarship checks will be mailed directly to the financial aid office in the name of the school and scholarship award recipient.
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APPLICATION PROCEDURES ♦ Application Forms will be available February 4, 2013 ♦ Completed application packets should be mailed or hand delivered to: WDCAC Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., P.O. Box 90202, Washington DC 20090
Attn: STEM Scholarship Committee APPLICATION DEADLINE February 15, 2013 The following documents MUST be attached to your completed application form: □ Official High School Transcript. The transcript must: (1) cite the cumulative grade point average, (2) be signed by a school official, and (3) be stamped with the official school seal. The transcript must be in a separate sealed envelope within the application package. All schools should provide an explanation of grading system on official school letterhead.
□ Test Scores. Copy of official ACT or SAT scores. The scores must be in an envelope sealed by a school official, with the official’s signature or the school stamp across the sealed portion of the envelope. Online score reports printed from the websites will not be accepted. In addition, PSAT scores will not be accepted. □ School Recommendation. One signed letter of recommendation from your current high school principal, counselor, or major academic...