Please only fill this application out on a computer with a strong internet connection.
It is recommended that you work on essay questions and and other long text responses in a separate document so that you can save your progress.
If you remain idle for a long period of time, your progress may not be saved.
If you encounter any technical issues or glitches, please let us know as soon as possible.
Technical issues do happen. Please save all of your answers in a word document as a precaution to avoid any unforeseen issues.
DIRECTIONS FOR SUCCESS
Develop your essay. It should have three, 3-sentence paragraphs.
Proofread your application thoroughly before submitting.
You may apply for as many scholarships as you wish, though there are 3 that are designed for CT: the BBV Renaissance Society, the BBV Sportsman Club, and the Mike Kompaniez Scholarships.
You may only receive one scholarship, no matter how many you apply for.
If you only apply for one scholarship, your chances of receiving one are much smaller than if you were to apply for all/many scholarships.
If you are equally qualified for two scholarships, trust the committee to award you the best scholarship for which you are qualified.
If you spend 8 hours filling out the application and you are awarded a $1,000 scholarship, that is a return of $125 per hour. Is that worth 8 hours of work?
You need to write a short statement of why you should be considered for each scholarship that you apply for. PLEASE make sure that you do not write the same statement for each scholarship. That is a sure way of boring the committee members into not taking your application seriously.
You need 3 letters of recommendation. Decide who you wish to write them TODAY and ask for them TODAY. The letters are the single most important part of your application over which you do not have absolute control.
It is okay to write out a “brag sheet” which outlines your accomplishments for those writing your letters. It also might speed up the process of getting those letters.
Remember that you may only use one past or present BVUSD employee for a letter of recommendation. The other two need to come from an adult neighbor, employer, youth program director, etc. Remember that high school “walk on” coaches are often paid, so they are employees of the district. If you have a question whether someone is an employee, ask Barbara Boucher.
You may not ask a relative for a letter of recommendation.
Remember that most likely, the only way that the scholarship committee members will know anything about you is from your essays and letters of recommendation. Make sure that you portray yourself well. Do not use cell phone language and abbreviations, use proper English, spellings, and sentence structure.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Don’t say no to yourself, let us say no to you.
Scholarship related questions? Contact Barbara Boucher via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 909-556-2864.
Technical related questions or issues? Contact Jack Parcell via email: email@example.com.