How to Apply

One $10,000 scholarship will be awarded in 2018.  It will be allocated in $2,500 installments over four years.

  • To be eligible for the $10,000 scholarship you will need to include in your application a one page (maximum) letter of support from a teacher, coach, school counselor, adult mentor, pastor, etc. describing your character and why they recommend you for this scholarship.
  • Several other scholarships of various amounts will be awarded in 2018. To be eligible for the scholarships less than $10,000 you do not need a letter of support.

 

How to apply:  Scholarship awards are based on the students’ response to each of the following six questions or statements. Please submit your application below as a Microsoft Word or Google Document. If you don’t have a Google account you can email it to Alex Rice at arice@voaor.org as a Microsoft Word or Google Document. Make sure to list your sources for questions 1 & 2. Please type out each question, followed by your response. All essays should be typed in 12pt font size, Times New Roman font and double-spaced.

 

The Scholarship application must be submitted no later than Monday, February 4th , 2019 at midnight.

 

Name: _________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________

Phone Number: ________________________________________

Email: _________________________________________________

High School: __________________________________________

 

(1) It is a fact that alcohol and drugs are widely used and abused by teenagers in the United States. Research this topic and describe some of the solutions to this problem. (1page)

(2)  Research how race and class correlate with incarceration rates in terms of alcohol and drug addiction. (1 page)

(3a) Use the table below to list all volunteer/community service work and high school activities (sports, drama, music, student government, etc.) and the number of hours and or years you have participated in those activities.

Question #3 Table Example

Example:

Volunteer/Community Service Work or High School Activity Years of Participation Total number of hours of participation
Student Government Sept. 2015-Jan. 2018 160 hours
Potluck in the Park July 2014 – Oct. 2017 180 hours
Drama Club Oct. 2015- Present 74 hours
National Honor Society Aug. 2014 – Present 122 hours
Volunteering at Sisters of the Road Dec. 2016 – Dec. 2017 62 hours
Volleyball Sept. 2014 – Nov. 2017 170 hours

 

(3b) Describe how the volunteer/service work you performed has impacted you, what has been most meaningful to you, and how the work has shaped your future. (1 page)

(4) Please describe any income barriers you face to your higher education and describe how the scholarship will benefit you in reaching your goals. (1 page)

(5) Describe how alcohol and drug addiction in your family has affected you personally. How did you cope? (1.5 Page)

(6) To be eligible for the $10,000 scholarship you will need to include in your application a one page(maximum) letter of support from a teacher, coach, school counselor, adult mentor, pastor, etc. describing your character and why they would recommend you for this scholarship. Please include the following information about the person providing the recommendation: Name, Title, Relationship to You, Email, Phone Number.

Online Application Available Here

If you have any questions please email Alex Rice at arice@voaor.org or call her at 503-802-0299.