FREDERICK COUNTY ALUMNAE CHAPTER
DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC.
P.R.O.M.I.S.E SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
P.R.O.M.I.S.E SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
(P.R.O.M.I.S.E to REACH for OPPORTUNITIES to MAXIMIZE, INSPIRE, SUCCEED & EXCEL!)
Applications can be downloaded from the Naviance in the Guidance Office or at www.dstfcacmd.org
Application deadline: Saturday, March 12, 2021
Notification of your selection will be made by May 1, 2021.
The P.R.O.M.I.S.E Scholarship
In life, serious obstacles can get in the way of reaching goals and dreams. The P.R.O.M.I.S.E Scholarship is designed to recognize a student who has strong potential to do well in a post-secondary opportunity but may have dealt with a significant crisis or obstacle during high school that made it difficult to achieve to their fullest potential. Yet, in spite of the challenge, or slow start the student persisted, realizing the importance and value of a good education, and achieved at least a 2.75 GPA while continuously selecting rigorous course work in the process of overcoming the obstacle. The P.R.O.M.I.S.E scholar has demonstrated that it’s possible to overcome adversity to reach a goal, and embodies determination even though circumstances often beyond one’s control, places one at a true disadvantage. Examples of adversity or crisis could be the loss of a parent, sibling, or significant relationship; changing family situation/divorce; serious accident or illness, financial distress or homelessness, lack of a supportive network, incarceration to name a few.
Application Deadline: Friday, March 12, 2021
** Must be postmarked by 3/12/2021 **
To apply for and receive scholarships offered by the Frederick County Alumnae Chapter Scholarship Program, one must:
What is your current Grade Point Average?Non-weighted GPA: blank Weighted GPA: blank
Select one of the essay prompts below and develop an essay to fully explain the prompt as it relates to your life. Type your essay as a separate document to upload with your application. Handwritten responses will not be accepted.
ESSAY Prompt 1: Describe a major challenge you have faced and what you did to overcome it. Explain the impact that it had on you and how it shaped who you are today. How will you use the experience to help others?
ESSAY Prompt 2: Describe a significant event you have faced that made you question whether you could make it through the situation. Explain how you overcame the challenge, the impact it had on you, and how you have or will use what you learned throughout the process to help others.
Two letters of reference from individuals who have knowledge of your academic, extracurricular activities, character and community service must accompany this application. References must be submitted on school or business letterhead. Relatives and friends are not acceptable. List names of references below.
I/We the undersigned, certify that the information supplied in this application is complete and accurate. We hereby certify that the information provided in this application is current and that the Applicant is not the child of a member of the Frederick County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. We understand this application packet will be kept confidential. All materials submitted become the final property of the Frederick County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with the exception of any samples of the Applicant’s work that is provided such as wall art, photography, video, class assignment, broadcast script or school newspapers, which samples will be returned upon request. We understand that the Applicant will be required to make arrangements for the return of all work samples.
I certify that I will be enrolled and matriculating in an institution of higher learning in the Fall of 2021. I will provide the documentation to support my acceptance at the institution of higher learning by July 15, 2021. If I am not enrolled by July 15, 2021, I may forfeit the scholarship award. I must initiate contact with the FCAC Scholarship Chair to discuss the relevant circumstances. (Initials)
I understand that my child may be photographed in connection with his/her application for the scholarship awards offered by the Frederick County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (the “Chapter”). I give permission for the Chapter to publish on the Internet or media still photographs (“Images”) that may be taken of my child without payment or any consideration and without notifying me. I understand and agree that these images will become the property of the Chapter, which shall have complete ownership of the Images. I hereby irrevocably authorize the Chapter to publish or distribute these images for the purpose of publicizing the Chapter’s scholarship program or for any other lawful purpose. In addition, I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my child’s likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any rights to royalties or other compensation arising out of or related to the use of the Images. I hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge the Chapter and any of its officers and members; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; its officers; National Executive Board; employees; members; representatives; agents; and assigns from any and all claims, costs, suits, actions, judgments, and expenses which my child, his/her heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on his/her behalf have or may have by reason of the use of the Images. This release specifically includes, without limitation, a complete release and discharge of any liability by virtue of any editing, distortion, alteration, or optical illusion, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of or editing of said Images unless it can be shown that such was maliciously caused, produced and published solely for the purpose of subjecting my child to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn, and indignity.
If you have any questions please contact Mary Wright, Scholarship Chair Scholarship.firstname.lastname@example.org