Scholarship Program

ELIGIBILITY

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a legal child or grandchild of a KACTFO member.  One $1,000.00 scholarship would be awarded on an annual basis for this program on a semester basis of $500.00 per semester. The applicant must be planning to attend a college/university or two-year technical college in the fall. The scholarship will be revoked for the second semester if the student has not earned a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of the first semester.

Applicant is required to complete an essay on his/her aspirations and goals. Two letters of recommendation are required: one from a teacher or educator, and one from a nonrelated person attesting to the applicant's character and commitment.

TIMELINE (SPRING MEETING RECIPIENT OF AWARD)

The following timeline is for the school year following the KACTFO spring meeting ...

April 15: Press release sent to local paper(s); notices and applications mailed.

May 16: Deadline for receiving scholarship applications (must bc postmarked no later than May 16).

June 1: KACTFO Scholarship Committee meets and selects recipient.

SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE

Scholarship recipient would be selected by a KACTFO Scholarship Selection Committee. This committee would consist of three members appointed by the KACTFO President.

TIMELINE (SPRING MEETING RECIPIENT OF AWARD)

There would be no personal interview of applicants. The awarding of the scholarship would be based on the accuracy and completeness of the application; the essay; may consider need as it relates to the receipt of other scholarship awards; grades; and community involvement.

The Scholarship Selection Committee would use a ranking system based on the number of applicants received; i.e., if there were 15 applications, the following sections would be ranked from 1 to 15. The application areas ranked individually shall include:

1.) High School Principal/Counselor Statement.

2.) Applicant's Academic Scholarship section.

3.) Applicant's Community Service section.

4.) Applicant's Letters of Recommendation.

5.) Applicant's Essay.

After the committee members have independently ranked and calculated the average of each application, discussions would follow. The selection would be made by a quorum of the selection committee present and voting. The committee will also designate a 2nd and 3rd choice in the event the 1st choice is unable to accept or is otherwise disqualified.

TIMELINE (SPRING MEETING RECIPIENT OF AWARD)

The Spring Meeting Award Recipient and KACTFO President would be notified of the Scholarship Selection Committee's choice by June I. The Spring Meeting Award Recipient would award the scholarship at a time and place as the Spring Meeting Award Recipient deems appropriate, as long as no cost or expense is incurred to the Association.

Scholarship Application

Requirements

1. A legal child or grandchild of a KACTFO member

2. A graduating high school senior.
3. Must be planning to attend a college/university, community college or two-year technical college in the fall.
4. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00, $500.00 per semester if a 2.0 cumulative GPA is maintained.

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Academic Scholarship

List any special recognition and honors received

Please list scholarships applied for and/or received (Include dollar amounts)

List all school, church, social, community and club activities. (Make sure to list major offices held.

Academic Scholarship

Please complete a one page essay; in your own words, state how you selected your major; how you selected the school; and how this scholarship will help meeting your future aspirations and intended goals. Give two examples or projects in which you participated and tell how your participation contributed to the development of your character and attitude.

Attach your Essay

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Attach recommendation from a teacher or educator

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Attach Recommendation from a non-related Individual

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Thank you for taking time to participate in the K.A.C.T.F.O. Scholarship Program.

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Statement Of Support

In considering applicants, the Scholarship Committee needs information that is as objective as possible. Any statements you make will be considered strictly confidential and will be available only to the committee members.

Personal Information

Please rate the applicant as to overall citizenship - include leadership, participation in high school and community organizations, attitude, etc.

Please rate the applicant as to overall citizenship - include leadership, participation in high school and community organizations, attitude, etc.

Please list the applicant's GPA in the following areas of study:

Under the Kentucky Commonwealth Diploma Program, please list any AP courses completed:

Please note any additional courses or activities that would be of interest to the committee.

Give your estimate of the applicant's potential for success in post-secondary education

Consider such things as academic attitude, strength of desire for advanced education, capacity for sustained effort, etc.

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Please note scholarships applied for and/or received (include dollar amounts):

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