Children of Helen Alliance Inc scholarship applications open

Press release

PRESS RELEASE – Students of St. Lucian and Caribbean descent who live in Palm Beach, Dade or Broward Counties may apply for this scholarship.

The recipients will be 2015 high school graduates and must be accepted to an accredited (vocational, two or four year) institution.

For further explanation regarding this scholarship, please review the eligibility criteria and application deadlines in the corresponding sections below.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

The School must be nationally or regionally accredited.

Must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits hours in the first term

Minimum high school grade point average of 3.0 (copy of official high school transcript must be provided at time of application)

Must submit a copy of acceptance letter from college/university

Minimum of 500 word essay (explain why you chose your program and how you will use your degree to impact your St. Lucian or Caribbean community).

Must have community service hours or extracurricular activities.

Must submit two letters of recommendations. (1 academic, 1 community or extracurricular)

Must be of St. Lucian or Caribbean descent. (For proof of heritage, documents can be birth certificates, baptismal papers or passports of applicants or parents.)

Application Deadline:

Application and required documents must be submitted by Friday,  April 17th, 2015.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by Monday, May 4th, 2015.

Selection:

The Scholarship Committee of The Children of Helen Alliance., Inc. will select qualified recipients. The scholarship will be awarded according to the eligibility of the candidates.

Scholarship will be in the amount of $500.00. This is a onetime scholarship. Funds may be used towards educational expenses only.

Condition for acceptance of scholarship is based on continued enrollment in the first term.

Application Checklist:

Essay must be in a Microsoft word document at 12.0 font in Times New Roman and double spaced.

Two letters of recommendations

Copy of official transcript

Copy of college/university acceptance letter

Proof of St. Lucian or Caribbean descent

Please Return the Completed Application with required documents to:

Children Of Helen Alliance Inc.,

Attention: Scholarship Committee

6444 Paradise Cove

West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

Be careful to submit your applications on time. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for this scholarship.  Please go to our website at www.chipbinc.com for more information and online application.

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