CIRCLE OF FRIENDS IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP
The Organization may award up to twenty (20) new scholarships of an amount in the aggregate of up to $20,000 each year. The Scholarship amount awarded to any recipient is for a single year, to be disbursed pro-rata per course period directly to the educational institution.
- The Maria Duenas Calvo Scholarship (the “Calvo Scholarship”) is awarded to those qualified individuals interested in attending and earning a Certificate and/or Associate Degree in horticulture, allied health, science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) or another closely related program of study from a one (1) or two (2) year technical/community college. This scholarship will be a reoccurring scholarship unless the scholarship recipient fails to maintain the GPA requirement and other conditions as set forth in this application and the Scholarship Acknowledgment and Agreement.
- The Nina R. Hickson Scholarship (the “Hickson Scholarship”) is awarded to those qualified individuals interested in attending a four-year college with a focus towards majoring in journalism, allied health, social work, government/law, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or another major closely related thereto. This scholarship will be a recurring scholarship unless the scholarship recipient fails to maintain the GPA requirement and other conditions as set forth in this application and the Scholarship Acknowledgment and Agreement.
- The Lisa C. Williams Scholarship (the “Williams Scholarship”) is awarded to those qualified individuals in need of assistance in paying for housing or public transportation while attending college. This scholarship will provide for a one-time-only, on-campus housing deposit or one months rent or two semesters of monthly public transportation cards sold directly through the educational institution.
The Scholarship Selection Committee shall consider the information below in determining which applicants will receive scholarships as well as other criteria established by the Scholarship Selection Committee from time to time.
- The financial need of the applicant.
- The information contained in the essay provided by the applicant, explaining how the applicant has overcome obstacles, both professionally and personally, related to Sex Trafficking or Exploitation.
- The amount and type of community service performed by the applicant.
- The desired major or area of study of the applicant.
- The institution the applicant wishes to attend.
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