Community for Life Foundation Scholarship Program
NOTE: ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JUNE 7th 2018
Scholarship Application Process
The CFLF Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select final candidates on the basis of eligibility, quality of application, community service and financial need. All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection of a CFLF scholarship for the academic school and awarded at the annual Scholarship Ceremony. While all candidates who meet the criteria for eligibility may apply, all eligible candidates may not be selected to receive a scholarship award.
Scholarships are awarded to recipients for one academic year. The scholarship may cover up to 100 percent of the tuition for the current academic year as posted by the financial aid office of the university or college. The scholarship payments are made to the designated school. The funds are to be used for tuition only and may not be used for other costs on the recipient’s bill. Extenuating circumstances will need to be reported to the CFLF Education Director, who, in turn will notify the Board of Directors. A decision will be made, if necessary, to address the issue.
Students applying for scholarships must be accepted or enrolled in a bachelor’s or associates’ degree program, technical, trade or vocational school at a college, university or other educational institution at the time the application is submitted and /or at the time the scholarship award is presented. Students must be enrolled full-time and making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree or certification. Students must be 26 years of age or younger. Because the scholarship is in part merit based, the student must possess a 2.5 grade point average to be eligible for a scholarship award and must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, having earned a grade of C or higher, during the term in which he/she has received a CFLF Scholarship award.
The information provided in an application packet is used for the decision-making process for a Community for Life Foundation Scholarship only. In addition, it shall only be viewed by CFLF Board Members or Scholarship Committee Members who have been selected to review applications and take part in the selection process. All information contained in an application packet is considered confidential by the CFLF. Although the CFLF is committed to protecting your privacy, we assume no responsibility for information submitted by colleges, universities, trade or vocational schools, or any other organization that chooses to provide information under separate cover, on behalf of any parties interested in applying for a scholarship that should be confidential, restricted or sensitive in any way.
Scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:
|Applicant MUST submit a completed application by the deadline.|
|A statement of why he or she feels he/she should be awarded the scholarship (250 word essay)|
|Two letters of recommendation (One from a teacher/professor in the department of his or her major and one from a community leader)|
|Scholarships will be awarded to degree seeking students ONLY|
|Must be seeking an undergraduate, associate degree or certification|
|High School students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher College and vocational students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher (having earned a grade of “C” in each course during the current fiscal school year)|
|Students receiving full scholarships from other entities do not qualify|
|Student must submit official transcripts from the last high school, college or vocational program attended.|
|Applicant must be 26 years of age or younger|
|Students must have earned at least 25 hours of community service (Proof must be provided by an organizational representative).|
|Students must identify at least (5) organizations from which they have requested financial assistance other than the CFLF.|
|Students who have received a scholarship award from the CFLF within the last year of submission, must have maintained a “C” average in each course in order to resubmit an application for financial assistance. Otherwise, the student must wait one full year before he/she may become eligible to reapply. Note: Earning a “C” average in each course also applies to new applicants.|
|STUDENTS ON ACADEMIC PROBATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR A SCHOLARSHIP AWARD!!!|
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE APPLYING
1. Please download the application checklist using the following link. After downloading, read and following each item to complete your package. You will be able to upload the completed checklist with your application:
2. This is an electronic application process, when applying you will be required to write a 250-word essay. Please ensure you have completed and are ready to either “cut & paste” it into the application or upload it into your application (You will have the option to paste your essay verbiage into the form or upload it),
For further information regarding Community for Life Foundation Scholarships, please contact:
Attention: LaMondi Fields, Education Director
12525 Nacogdoches Rd. San Antonio, TX 78217