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Achievement Through Leadership Foundation

TRAINING FOR LEADERS HIP SINCE 1911

. The Missouri City- Sugar Land (TX) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

High School Scholarship Application Form 2013-2014


Deadline:

April 30, 2014

CHECKLIST (Did you submit each of these documents?) Scholarship Application Form Personal and Academic Essay Official SAT or ACT Test Scores Proof of Acceptance and Enrollment Academic Resume (Honors and Awards, High School Involvement, and Community Involvement) Official High School Transcript (sealed and unopened) 2 Letters of Recommendation (community leader and principal, teacher, or counselor) Self-addressed stamped envelope

Mail your official transcript and scholarship application to: Achievement Through Leadership Foundation Attn: Scholarship Committee 2601 Cartwright #D-410 Missouri City, Texas 77459
For additional information, please call Christopher Brown at (205) 422-3095 or e-mail atlfscholarships@gmail.com 1

Achievement Through Leadership Foundation The Missouri City-Sugar Land (TX) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Application, Guidelines, and Eligibility Criteria The Achievement Through Leadership Foundation is committed to the support and personal development of youth in the Fort Bend County (Texas). The primary objective of the foundation is to support our youth in their quest to attain higher education. Support is rendered in the following manner: Assisting financially distressed youth in their pursuit of a college education Participating in and supporting the cultural, educational and social development of at-risk youth Supporting the cooperative efforts of social organizations that undertake in initiatives consistent with the mission and objectives of the foundation, and Providing models of achievement from within as a source of encouragement and support for aspiring youths. The Foundation was established in 2005 as a non-profit, tax exempt, publicly supported organization as described in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Its purpose is for the development of leadership and educational skills for at-risk youth. Eligibility Must be a Fort Bend County or Harris County graduating (male) senior that has been accepted to college as a full time student and will be enrolled for the next Fall 2014 semester. Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident Applicant must be active in community service initiatives and display academic achievement AWARDS If selected as recipient, one applicant will receive a $1,000 monetary award APPLICATION Interested students must submit a typed essay of 500 words or less about Why is a College Education Important to Me with their contact and school information (mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, name of high school and their counselors name as well as their counselors phone number), one letter of recommendation by a school counselor, principal or teacher and one letter of recommendation from a community representative. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all information by April 30, 2014 (postmarked). All information is considered confidential.
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Achievement Through Leadership Foundation The Missouri City-Sugar Land (TX) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

HOW IS AN ESSAY SCORED? We use a scoring rubric to judge each essay. Four is the highest score an essay can receive from one reader. Since each essay is read by four readers, the maximum score an essay can receive is 16. Score Description 4 Clearly addresses the writing task, demonstrates a clear understanding of purpose, maintains a consistent point of focus, organizational structure and contains few, if any errors in the conventions of the English language (grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling). 3 Demonstrates a general understanding of purpose, addresses all parts of the writing task, few errors in conventions of English language. 2 Addresses only part of the writing task, demonstrates little understanding of purpose, and contains several errors in the conventions of the English language. 1 Addresses only one part of the writing task, demonstrates no understanding of purpose, contains serious errors in the conventions of the English language. PAYMENT OF SCHOLARSHIP Awardees are required to submit proof of full-time study at a 4 year college. Once this information is received, Kappa Alpha Psi will send a payment in one or more installments to student. OBLIGATIONS Recipients must notify Kappa Alpha Psi of any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information. REVISIONS Kappa Alpha Psi reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship and to make changes at any time including termination of the program. *Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for entire academic year.

For additional information, please call Christopher Brown at (205) 422-3095 or e-mail atlfscholarships@gmail.com

Achievement Through Leadership Foundation The Missouri City-Sugar Land (TX) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Applicant Information

Full Name: ____________________________________________ Ethnicity/ Race (optional) ______________ Home Address: ____________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ____________________________________________________________________________ Telephone: (Cell) ________________________________ (Home) ____________________________________ D.O.B. _______________________________________ E-mail: _____________________________________ Intended Major: ______________________________________ Intended Minor_________________________ Are you a U.S. Citizen? __________ If non-U.S. Citizen, please provide your U.S. Permanent Resident Card Number _________________________
Household Information Name of Parent/Guardian ___________________________________ Relationship _____________________________ Address ________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________ Current School Information Name of School: ___________________________________________________ Grade: __________________________ Schools Address: ________________________________________________________ GPA: _____________________ City/State/Zip Code: ________________________________________________ Telephone: ______________________

Honors Received: (Applicants may attach an additional sheet if necessary)

Achievement Through Leadership Foundation The Missouri City-Sugar Land (TX) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Extracurricular: Volunteer Experiences, Leadership Activities, Community Involvement Organization Position Description Year Hours/Month

References Providing Letter of Recommendation Name: Relationship to applicant: Address and/or Email Telephone ( Name: Relationship to applicant: Address and/or Email )

Telephone ( )

CERTIFICATION STATEMENT All of the information on this application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. If asked to do so, I agree to provide proof of the information that I have given on this application. I realize that if I do not give proof when asked, I will not be considered for a scholarship. ______________________________________________ Signature of Applicant _________________________________ Date
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Achievement Through Leadership Foundation The Missouri City-Sugar Land (TX) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
2014 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION Counselor Evaluation
Type/Hand written evaluations (blue/black ink preferred). If handwritten, please print.

Student: ___________________________________________ School: ________________________________ Please check applicable category for each question: High School Curriculum Rank in High School Class

Academic (College Preparatory) Honors General Other


#

Top 2% Top 5% Top 10% Top 25%


out of Graduating Seniors

GPA Point Average (4.0 scale)

Please provide standardized test scores: TEST ACT SAT Please specify any factors that may affect the students education (i.e., unusual personal or family circumstances, special talents, or abilities.) Cumulative Eng/Verbal Score Math Social Studies Natural Science OTHER

School Official: ______________________________________________________________________ Print name: ___________________________________ Date Phone Title High School
Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please place completed form in a sealed envelope and return to applicant for mailing.

Signature: __________________________

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL MATERIALS IS: April 30, 2014


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