Scholarship 2014

IACAC Scholarship for College

IACAC Scholarship $1,000 for students

IACAC is pleased to offer five $1,000 scholarships ($500 each semester, non-renewable) to students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and/or community service involvement.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a graduating senior from an IACAC member high school (where at least one counselor is an IACAC member) with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To verify if your high school is an IACAC member, contact Linda Haffner, (800) 829-0176;
  • The applicant must enroll as a full-time, college freshman at a post-secondary institution in the 2015-2016 school year (preferably at an IACAC member institution); and
  • The student must demonstrate involvement in high school, the community, or service to others with motivation to achieve personal goals.

Selection Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by the IACAC Scholarship Committee
  • Academic credentials, resume, personal essay, and the counselor’s recommendation will be evaluated

Application Procedure

Student

  • Before beginning the online application you will need: your counselor’s email address, an essay, and a resume.
  • Essay
    • Write an essay addressing the following topics:
      • Question 1
      • Question 2
    • The essay should typed, double-spaced, and two pages.
    • Save your essay as a Word Document or PDF. You will upload this file in the application.
  • Resume
    • Prepare a resume that demonstrates your leadership, involvement in high school, the community, and/or service to others. Include the total number of service hours.
    • Save your essay as a Word Document or PDF. You will upload this file in the application.
  • Tell Your Counselor
    • Tell your counselor that you have applied for the IACAC Scholarship
    • Ask your counselor to submit the Counselor Recommendation form.
    • All materials must be submitted online or postmarked by Friday, February 27, 2015.

Students Apply Now

Counselor

  • Counselors will need to provide the student’s:
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Transcript
    • GPA
    • GPA dates
    • Highest grade/GPA in the class
    • Rank
    • ACT or SAT score
    • School profile
  • Transcripts and school profiles should be uploaded online in PDF or Word doc, but may also be postal mailed.
  • All materials must be submitted online or postmarked by Friday, February 27, 2015.

Counselors Submit Recommendations

 

Awards

  • Recipients will be officially recognized at the IACAC Annual Conference on April 30, 2014
  • Names will be posted on the IACAC website shortly after April 30, 2014

 

 

2014 Scholarship Recipients

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Minxian Liu
Chicago Bulls College Prep High School
Chicago, IL
Counselor: Amy Walsworth

 

Khensu-Ra Love-El
Kenwood Academy
Chicago, IL
Counselor: Dr. Shelby Wyatt

 

Grace Ng
Naperville North High School
Lisle, IL
Counselor: Jennifer Witt

 

Kelsey Shipman
East Richland High School
Olney, IL
Counselor: Kristy Ochs

 

Nicholas Vucovich
William Fremd High School
Palatine, IL
Counselor: Ashley Curtin

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