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Myself Third: SPIRIT OF NEW YORK SCHOLARSHIP 2014 APPLICATION

Eligibility Requirements
Student must be:

a high school senior enrolled in or who has completed at least one College Now course or activity scheduled to graduate in June 2014 accepted at a CUNY college and plan to attend in the fall of 2014

Required Documents
Please submit the following:

Completed and signed application Typed essay on civic involvement (instructions on the following page) List of extracurricular activities Letter of recommendation from teacher or guidance counselor using the printable forms available online. Supplemental letter from a volunteer supervisor is strongly encouraged. Official academic transcript Social Security Number: Date of Birth: Sex: Male Street Address: Apt. #: City, Zip Female

Student Information
Name (Last, First, Middle): OSIS Number:

Phone Number:

Email Address:

High School Name:

College Now Courses Taken:

If applicable, college campus where courses were taken:

Have you applied to CUNY?

Yes

No If yes, which college(s):

Have you applied to Macaulay Honors College? Yes No

Intended Major:

Applicants Name _________________________________________

Work, Volunteer and Extracurricular Activities: List volunteer, work, and extracurricular activities such as student
government, community service, and leadership positions. Feel free to attach a separate sheet with additional experiences. Keep in mind that service must be substantive and not solely connected to high school community service requirements.
Name of organization (Ex: Citizens Community Center) Year(s) & duration (Ex: 2013, 3 months) Briefly describe activity and number of hours per week (Ex: Tutored 3rd graders afterschool, twice a week, 4 hrs. total)

Essay:

The events of 9/11 caused many people to reflect on what it means to be an American and live in a free and democratic society. Sometimes it means taking on duties and responsibilities that benefit ones fellow citizens, and actively participating in civil, political and community affairs. In a minimum of 500 words, discuss the following and be sure to answer each question within your essay: What does it mean to live in a democratic society and what are some values you believe are associated with a democratic way of life? How have these values motivated you to become involved in helping your community, school, and/or fellow citizens? Describe a specific project or activity you developed or participated in that provided service to others; and What was the impact of that experience on your life?

Use the Teacher/Guidance Counselor Letter of Support Form available on the College Now website, and submit it along with all the other required documents. Do not mail it in separately. A Volunteer Supervisor Letter of Support form is also available. Although not required, letters of support from volunteer supervisors are strongly encouraged.

Letters of Support/Recommendation:

Signatures:

College Now liaison or coordinator must verify students registration in or completion of at least one College Now course or activity. Principals signature is also required.
College Now Liaison Signature: _______________________________________________________ Date: ____________________ Principals Signature: _______________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________

Instructions for Submitting Application


Upon completion, return application packet by March 28, 2014 to your high schools College Now liaison. In cases where there is no CN liaison, please return directly to the College Now program in which you participated. Contact information for all campus-based College Now offices can be found at <http://collegenow.cuny.edu/participating-colleges/>.

Myself Third: SPIRIT OF NEW YORK SCHOLARSHIP


Teacher/Guidance Counselor Letter of Support
Student must include this letter in his/her application packet due March 28, 2014 Student Name OSIS #

Teacher/Counselor Name

Teacher/Counselor Email Address

Title and High School Name

The Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship was established in 2002 as a tribute to the idealism and spirit of those who participated in the rescue effort following the World Trade Center tragedy. The scholarships mission is to reward high school seniors who exhibit exemplary leadership and service in their schools and communities. The student applying has identified you as the person who can write about his/her community service experiences and leadership potential, so you play an important role in this process. In the event that your applicant is selected, excerpts from your recommendation will be published in our scholarship booklet. Please type your answers to the following questions or attach your letter of support ensuring that you answer each of the questions below. If you require additional space, feel free to attach extra sheets: 1. In what capacity and how long have you known the student?

2. Referring specifically to the students sense of civic service and willingness to take on duties that benefit others, indicate why you would recommend him/her to receive the Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship?

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Student Name

OSIS #

3. What is the students leadership potential? Reference specific examples of his/her ability to empower others and positively impact his/her environment.

4. Offer any personal comments you wish to share in support of this applicant.

Teacher / Guidance Counselor Signature:

Printed Name (Title)

Signature

Date

Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship Competition Spring 2014

Myself Third: SPIRIT OF NEW YORK SCHOLARSHIP


Volunteer Supervisor Letter of Support
Student must include this letter in his/her application packet due March 28, 2014
Student/Volunteer Name Volunteer Role (i.e., Tutor, Greeter, Clerical Helper, etc)

Supervisor Name and Title

Supervisor Email

Name and Address of Organization

The Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship was established in 2002 as a tribute to the idealism and spirit of those who participated in the rescue effort following the World Trade Center tragedy. The scholarships mission is to reward high school seniors who exhibit exemplary leadership and service in their schools and community. This student has identified you as the person who can write about his/her community service experiences and leadership potential, so you play an important role in this process. In the event that your applicant is selected, excerpts from your recommendation will be published in our scholarship booklet. Please type your answers to the following questions or attach your letter of support ensuring that you answer each of the questions below. If you require additional space, feel free to attach extra sheets: 1. Describe the volunteers activities and how long did he/she volunteer with your organization?

2. What do you feel was the impact made by the volunteer to the community or individuals served by your organization?

3.

Describe a time or activity when the volunteer exemplified leadership.

4. Offer any personal comments you wish to share in support of this applicant.

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