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Make an Impact Scholarships Program
Deadline to apply: February 7, 2020 3:00 pm CT

Modern Woodmen of America has established a scholarship program to assist beneficial members of Modern Woodmen who are current high school seniors planning to continue their education in college.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Applicants to (both Track 1 and Track 2) Make an Impact Scholarships Program must:

  • Be beneficial members of Modern Woodmen for at least two years as of January 1 prior to his or her graduating year of high school. (A beneficial member is someone who owns a life insurance contract with Modern Woodmen. The beneficial certificate held by the student must be a life insurance certificate on a premium-paying basis or must be paid up according to the terms of the certificate, other than through use of the nonforfeiture option.)
  • Be high school seniors who will graduate between January 1 and August 31 of the year the scholarship is awarded.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Have a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer experience in the previous two years.
  • Authorize release of application information to Modern Woodmen.
  • For Track 1 Awards: Have an composite ACT score of 22 or higher, or a SAT combined math and reading score of 1010 or higher.
  • For Track 2 Awards: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

 

The program consists of two award recipient tracks and authorized distributions for new awards will be as follows (Scholarship America will determine in which track the recipient is placed.):

  • 12 scholarships at $10,000 (Track 1)
  • 12 scholarships at $ 7,500 (Track 1)
  • 12 scholarships at $ 5,000 (Track 1)
  • 12 scholarships at $ 2,500 (Track 1)
  • 150 scholarships at $ 1,000 (Track 2)

All recipients must agree to allow Modern Woodmen to use their name and photo for promotional purposes, including social media. Additionally, once notified they have been selected as a recipient, Track 1 recipients must also agree to submit a video (up to two minutes in length) describing how they make an impact through volunteering and/or how volunteering has made an impact on their lives. Such videos will be used by Modern Woodmen for promotional purposes, including social media. Track 1 and Track 2 recipients must agree to submit a photo of themselves. If a Track 1 recipient does not submit a video within the allotted acceptance timeframe, they will be disqualified from receiving an award and an alternate recipient will be chosen.

Awards are one-time only and not renewable.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Notification

All applicants will be notified of the decision in mid-April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Modern Woodmen. One payment, which is made out to the recipient’s educational institution listed on the application, is mailed in early August to the recipient.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

Track 1:

  • Consideration of academic performance
  • Volunteer experience and essay describing the impact of your volunteerism
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • Statement of career and educational goals and objectives

An equal number of recipients will be chosen from each of six geographic regions.

Financial need will not be considered.

Students not selected to receive a Track 1 Award will be considered for a Track 2 Award.

Track 2:

Track 2 recipients will be selected by Scholarship America based on the level of volunteer service over the past two years measured by hours.

An equal number of recipients will be chosen from each of six geographic regions.

Financial need will not be considered.

 

Revisions
Modern Woodmen reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time, including termination of the program.

 

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display the student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, as well as the term in which each course was taken.
  • If not provided on your transcript, you must provide confirmation of your ACT/SAT test scores.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Questions? Contact us:

Email: impact@scholarshipamerica.org
Phone: 507-931-0720 and ask for the Make an Impact Scholarships Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082

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