UCT Heaston Scholarship Criteria
The UCT Heaston scholarships will be given to three deserving students annually, each covering four years of undergraduate education. The winners will demonstrate:
Evidence of hard work to overcome obstacles Academic success and extracurricular
success in high school Commitment to community service
The UCT Heaston Scholarships will be awarded to students with the equivalent of high school senior status. Students must be enrolled and entering a college program in the coming academic year.
A written statement - two pages maximum. A major criterion for this scholarship is evidence of hard work and overcoming obstacles to achieve your goals. Please discuss your academic career and extracurricular activities and provide examples of hard work, challenges you had to face, and persistence in the face of adversity. Additionally, please provide information on your commitment to community service.
All funds disbursed are to be used for school-related
expenses. Funds will be sent to the university/college
Each applicant must submit three letters of recommendation;) high school principal, recommending teacher or guidance counselor, and representative of a community service program with which you have been active.
Applications must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) at the UCT office by March 15.
Scholarship awards will be announced after May 1. We will notify you. No phone calls please.
Since this is not a need-based scholarship, we will use the personal narrative, especially the "overcoming obstacles" portion, as the tie- breaker for equally qualified candidates. Use one application for all three awards - the committee will determine which amount/named scholarship to award based on applications. Require annual proof of enrollment before disbursement of award every year.
Reference's relationship to applicant Applicant's strengths and weaknesses Length of time acquainted with applicant Examples that elaborate on the applicant's commitment to the community, academic achievements, and evidence of a strong work ethic
3. Official Transcript(s) from Every High School Attended
The applicant must have an official transcript prepared and sent by the issuing school with an original signature of a school official or a notary seal/stamp on the school letterhead. The envelope must be sealed by the school.
UCT Heaston Scholarship Application
4. College Acceptance Letter To be submitted upon receipt from the university/college.
Application must include required documents and be RECEIVED (not postmarked) at the UCT home office by March 15. Application packets are not returned.
Mail or deliver your completed application with all required documents to:
Required Documentation An application is considered "complete" only if it is accompanied by the following documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered:
UCT Heaston Scholarship Program 1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 100 Columbus, Ohio 43215-8619
Toll-free: 800.848.0123 x1100 Fax: 614.487.9675