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Scholarship Application

Scholarships are awarded to local high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are member-owners of SVEC. Primary judging criteria are the quality of essay provided by the student, participation in school/community activities, and the quality of applicant’s high school course load. Other judging criteria will include financial need, letters of reference, grade point average, SAT and class rank.

***Because of inclement weather, the deadline for applications to be at SVEC is now 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.***

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Scholarship Application

  • List extracurricular school activities (sports, clubs, etc.) in which you have been involved; include any offices held.
  • List any involvement you have had in your local community.
  • What financial aid or scholarships are you expecting to receive and/or have received and what is the amount?
  • Explain your needs for scholarship or financial aid.
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    All applicants MUST provide a copy of their high school transcripts, SAT scores and class rank from their guidance counselor with their application.
  • All applicants must complete an essay on the following: How will a college education and this scholarship assist you in reaching your personal/professional goals and improve your community? Your essay must be a minimum of three typed, double-spaced pages and no longer than five pages. Font size must be 12 and Times New Roman is the preferred font. Margins must be regular. **In addition to your essay, please provide a cover page with your name, address, home/mobile number and email address. Do not place your name on any other page of the essay.**
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    All applicants must provide a minimum of three reference letters. Letters may be from school administrators, teachers, civic/business leaders, ministers or neighbors. Reference letters may not be submitted from relatives.