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Richard A. Cummings Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 17, 2021 3:00 pm CT

Solanco School District has established a scholarship program to assist Solanco High School seniors who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.
This 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, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Richard A. Cummings Scholarship Program must be:

  • Residents of Solanco School District.
  • Solanco High School seniors who plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Students with a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or better (4.0 scale).

 

Awards

Providing funding is available, up to five(5) awards of $3,000 will be given. Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, and school-related expenses.

Awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon continuing to demonstrate financial need, maintaining satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study, and continuation of the program by Solanco School District.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, financial need, work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Solanco School District play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in late April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Solanco School District. Payments are made in August.

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

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades, and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • Copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information page. (Please black out any sensitive data including Social Security Numbers prior to uploading.)

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 22, 2021 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

Solanco School District has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!