2021 NAUW Flushing-North Shore Branch
High School Scholarship Application
Dear Students, Parents, and Counselors:
The NAUW – Flushing North Shore Branch is seeking applicants for its 2021 Scholarship Awards. Please be advised that this award is given once to high-school graduates who are entering their first year as a matriculated student at a 4-year college or university in September 2021. Please read the packet carefully and adhere to all listed instructions. All applicants must meet every criteria listed below:
RESIDES OR ATTENDS A SCHOOL whose zip code begins with 111 or 113. (Ex: East Elmhurst, Corona, Jackson Heights, Astoria, Woodside, Flushing, LeFrak City, Forest Hills, Oakland Gardens, Rego Park, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Middle Village, Bayside, Fresh Meadows.)
US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
African American or African descent
High School Seniors expecting to graduate by June 2021 who will attend a 4 year University in September 2021.
Minimum C or 2.0/4.0 scale GPA
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THIS ELECTRONIC APPLICATION BY APRIL 6, 2021
Completed and Electronically Signed Student Application ▪ Attach the following documents to the application
o 1 Personal Essay (500 words each)
o 1 High School Transcript of the current Academic Year
o 1 Teacher Recommendation Letter
o 1 Passport Photo OR Yearbook Picture
Once the student application has been screened, all applicants MUST appear for a virtual interview dressed in business attire. For more information, please contact us at .
If selected to receive a scholarship, a virtual acceptance speech will be required.
Virtual Celebration of Success
Saturday, May 1, 2021 11AM- 4PM
Theme:”Looking Back As We Look Forward”
NAUW FNS Scholarship Committee
Fill out the application PRIOR to deadline and click on the green "Submit Button" at the bottom of the page.
List the colleges/universities you have applied for admission.
(Yes or No)
Employment or Volunteer Work
Company/Organization / Position
Dates of Employment
Official Transcript w/ School Seal
1 Passport photo OR yearbook picture
(in .pdf or .word document)
STUDENT PERSONAL STATEMENT PAGE -
ESSAY #1 - REQUIRED
SUBMIT A TYPED SINGLE SPACED 750 WORD ESSAY
TIMES NEW ROMAN - 12 POINT FONT
PLACE YOUR NAME AT THE TOP OF EACH PAGE.
DIRECTIONS: ANSWER (1) ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS.
1.Describe a person (either a historical figure or a relative) or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.
2. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, how did you overcome this failure, and what lessons did you learn? Was there someone that helped you overcome this failure and explain how they helped you? (NOTE: Growing and maturing is about learning from our failures).
3. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your academic year and pursuit of Higher Education? What would you recommend to improve the educational system in its current state?
TEACHER LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
STUDENT MUST SUBMIT A RECOMMENDATION LETTER FROM YOUR TEACHER. THIS LETTER MUST BE TYPED ON AN OFFICIAL LETTERHEAD WITH THE TEACHER’S SIGNATURE ON THE LETTER. TEACHER MAY BE CONTACTED BY A MEMBER OF THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE REGARDING HIS/HER LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION.
DIRECTIONS: The letter must attest to the applicant’s academic/educational abilities and accomplishments. Applicant CANNOT be related to person writing this letter of recommendation.
PLACE AN X IN EACH BOX BEFORE E-MAILING:
□ 1 Completed and Signed Application – ALL ITEMS BELOW MUST BE ENCLOSED
□ 1 Personal Statement
□ 1 High School Transcript
□ 1 Teacher Recommendation Letter
□ 1 Passport photo OR yearbook picture (ATTACHED TO APPLICATION)
□ Attach this sheet with your completed packet before mailing
SEND COMPLETED PACKET WITH ELECTRONIC DATE STAMP BY
APRIL 6, 2021
VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
NAUW FLUSHING-NORTHSHORE BRANCH
IMPORTANT: Once successfully clicking on the Submit your Submit Scholarship Application Button. You should see a Thank you for submitting your Scholarship Application page. If you do not receive this page some of the fields have not been populated in the application. Scroll up and place information in any fields highlighted in RED then click on the Click Here to Submit Scholarship Application Button.