“Dare 2 Be Great” Scholarship Program Application 2016

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“Dare 2 Be Great” Scholarship Program

  1. DEADLINE for scholarship applications: Applications must be received by midnight on March 15th. Please scan all requested information into one e-mail and send it to applications@dare2begreat.org.
  2. Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements.
  3. Refer to the application process below for a list of the supporting documents required.
  4. The Foundation Scholarship Committee will reserve the right to interview successful applicants prior to final scholarship selection and awards.
  5. If the applicant is selected for an interview, an official high school transcript maybe required at that time.
  6. A school Guidance Counselor is required to sign the application (page 4) to verify information provided herein is accurate. A Guidance Counselor can make comments on behalf of the applicant in a letter form that should be included in the requested information that will be scanned and e-mailed to the Foundation office.
  7. Please call 561.208.6468 if you have questions regarding this application.

NOTE: Upon being selected for a scholarship, the applicant will be required to submit their Financial Award Letter as evidence of admission to an accredited post-secondary institution. All funding will be sent directly to the institution and not to the student.

Mission: Dare 2 Be Great’s mission is to identify and assist students who have demonstrated their commitment to succeed through academic preparedness, demonstration of excellent character and good citizenship. Dare 2 Be Great will strive to support these exceptional students throughout their academic careers with an array of services including mentoring, academic and financial assistance. We want to be a positive part of our scholar’s lives so that they can achieve their dreams and improve our world.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicant must be enrolled in a public or private secondary school located in Palm Beach County and is a legal City of Delray Beach resident for a minimum of 3 years.
  2. The applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grade scale.
  3. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award.
  4. Applicant must demonstrate positive-impact involvement – in the complete sense – consistent with capacity and circumstances and/or significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement.
  5. Applicant must, upon graduation from high school, enroll as a full time student into a post-secondary school

Application Submittal Requirements:

Please scan all required documents in one e-mail and send it to applications@dare2begreat.org

  1. Application: Completed application form Section 1 (if handwritten, please print legibly)
  2. Letter of Recommendation: One (1) letter of recommendation from choice of: high school teacher, administrator, counselor, employer, or individual with significant knowledge of applicant’s experience and involvement.
  3. Personal Essay: The Personal Essay should answer the questions listed in Section 2 of this application.
  4. Student Resume: Provide a resume that includes such items as: academic honors, awards and membership activities while in high school, community service activities, hobbies, outside interests and extracurricular activities and/or any other information that you feel the Foundation should know about you.

Applications must be scanned and e-mailed to Applications@dare2begreat.org By no later than March 15th by Midnight.