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Congressman David Scott has announced Scholarship Opportunities that are available for Georgia students. High school seniors, full-time undergraduate, graduate or professional school students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average can apply. First, go on-line to fill out the application and submit it to the Congressional Black Caucus office. http://davidscott.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=228548

Secondly, print out the application to submit a hard copy to Congressman’s Scott’s Jonesboro or Smyrna district office. Along with the hard copy application, include a packet containing the items listed below. The deadline date for submission is Monday, March 28, 2011.

 Application Packet materials:

1.  500 -1,000 Word Personal Statement Essay. Respond to all of the following topics in one cohesive essay:

  • Future goals:  What field of study (major) do you plan to pursue? Why have you chosen that field? How will this field of study help you to achieve your future career goals?
  • Involvement in school activities, community and public service, hobbies and sports:  What are your special talents and other areas of interest?
  • Deserving of scholarship:  How will receiving this award affect your current and future plans?
  • Other experiences, skills or qualifications: What else do you feel should be considered in reviewing your application?

2.   Copy of Federal Student Aid Report

3.   A recent picture suitable for publication

4.   Two (2) letters of recommendation. At least one should come from a community or public service leader such as a pastor, civic or volunteer organizer.

5.  One (1) page resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service and special skills

6.  Sealed transcripts from all schools, universities, colleges and institutions attended

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