Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children Foundation. Making College a Reality for Foster Youth. Why Should You Make College a Priority NOW?. 70% of foster youth say they want to go to college Yet only half graduate from high school (as opposed to 70% of the general population)
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Making College a Reality
for Foster Youth
Grades that show a strong effort and an upward trend
Solid test scores
Work experience (but not too much!)
A well-written essay
PERSONALIZED letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors
Strong supplementary recommendations
Anything special that makes the student stand out!What are Colleges Looking For?
**Disclaimer! Georgia Student Finance Commission is the ultimate authority on financial aid. We STRONGLY recommend that you contact them for complete information at www.gacollege411.org or 1-800-505-GSFC
Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, but total financial aid awarded to a student cannot exceed the college’s cost of attendance.
2007 Excellence in Education Scholarship Application
SECTION I - GENERAL INFORMATION
Phone Number:_______________Email Address:___________________
Birthdate:_____________ High School:__________________________
College/University (if already enrolled): __________________________
High School Graduation Date:________Grade Point Average_______
College Graduation Date (if applicable): __________________________
LSAT/GMAT/GRE, etc. Score: __________
Have you applied for Excellence in Education scholarship before?
If yes, when? _____________________________
SECTION II - FINANCIAL NEED
To what schools have you applied? Please indicate if you have been accepted.
What will be your major area of study?______________________________
How will you pay for the remainder of your educational expenses, not covered by this scholarship?
Have you received the Excellence in Education scholarship before? If so, what year and for what amount?_______________________________________
List any other scholarships you have applied for:
List any scholarships you have already been awarded and the amount of the award:
Name of Scholarship Amount ___________________________________________________________
SECTION III – EMPLOYMENT/COMMUNITY SERVICE/EXTRACURRICULAR
Dates Supervisor Company Name Phone Number # hours/week
Awards/Recognition Received (School, Church, Community, Other)
SECTION IV – REFERENCES
Name of DFCS/private provider case manager:__________
Case manager phone number:__________________Email:________________
Character References (include the name and phone numbers of the individuals who wrote your letters of reference for this application).
Name Position Phone Number
The essay is the most important part of your application - it is your chance to stand out and it carries the most weight in scoring. The essay is not about being a great writer - it’s about telling us who you are and what your plans are!
Email a draft of your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org - it will be sent to a volunteer editor who will review, edit, and provide feedback to student.
May 15, 2007
Project Transition Director