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2019 - 2020 Scholarship Application Form

The GLBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships to build leadership and promote diversity in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied community. Scholarships may be used for any postsecondary education, including nontraditional/alternative programs and vocational training.
   
GENERAL CRITERIA FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Applicants must be Texas resident. Proof of residency required. 
  • Applicants may study at any accredited school or Certificate program. However, preference may be given to those studying in Texas and/or North Texas. 
  • Preference is given to students who self-identify as GLBT, members of GLBT families, and allies who demonstrate significant activities in support of GLBT equality.
All applications must be completed by
Deadline extended to April 30, 2019
   
APPLICATION COMPONENTS
To complete your application, you must upload the following documents:
  • A copy of your Texas Drivers License or state issued ID. 
  • Two reference letters from two individuals who know your capabilities and potential for success in your educational program. We recommend one letter be from a teacher, counselor or other academic representative.
  • A copy of your most recent school transcript. Unofficial transcripts ARE acceptable.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
  • If necessary, scholar interviews may be held during the week of May 13, 2019. [Subject to change.] 
  • Scholarship awards will be announced by June 30, 2019. [Subject to change.] 

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 SECTION A: BASIC INFORMATION
Your Legal Name
Please provide your Legal First Name. You may enter your Preferred First Name in the Preferred Name field below.





Mailing Address






Email & Phone



Permanent Street Address (if different)





If you answer "yes" to previously receiving a scholarship you will be required to answer Discussion Question #18.
How did you learn about these scholarships?
Your Demographic Information

The following information is required to ensure that scholarships reflect the diversity in our community.

If yes, you will be required to answer Discussion Question #17.

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SECTION B: YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Some of our scholarships have been set up by donors to have additional criteria, such as for those studying a certain subject or living in a certain geographic area.

To help us determine your eligibility for scholarships with additional criteria, please check all boxes that apply. 

(NOTE: Even if you do not check any of the boxes you may still qualify for one or more scholarships.)



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SECTION C: YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES

Beginning with the most recent, please provide information the last four schools you have attended. These may be high school, college, university, or other educational institution (add as many sections as necessary).

Please provide the following information about the school(s) or program(s) that you will be attending, or are considering attending, during the next school year. (add as many sections as necessary).

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SECTION D: YOUR FINANCIAL NEED AND RESOURCES

Some but not all of our scholarships consider financial need. Please use the worksheet below to report and estimate your income and expenses. YOU MAY BE ASKED TO PROVIDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION FOR THESE QUESTIONS AT A LATER DATE. Generally, your school’s catalog or Web site will provide estimated expenses.

* NOTE: If you are invited for an interview you will need to provide updated financial information.
 A. KNOWN INCOME
Enter whole numbers without decimals.
June 2019 to May 2020 (Estimated)  June 2020 to May 2021 (Anticipated)
Please name the school you are most likely to attend.
I. Income from employment (net after taxes)
II. Income from partner or spouse
III. Financial support you currently receive, or expect to receive, from parents/guardians, friends, or other family members
IV. Money you have set aside for you education (including educational IRAs, savings, etc.)
V. Income from student loans for the current school year
 If yes, please list the names and provide the amounts:
Name of Scholarship
 
TOTAL KNOWN INCOME                                                                                                 
   
 B. POTENTIAL INCOME
 If yes, please list the names and provide the amounts:
Enter whole numbers without decimals.
Name of Scholarship
 

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 C. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBLE EXPENSES
Our scholarship funds may only be used for items that are charged to your student account such as tuition and fees and, in some cases, books and supplies and on-campus room and board (depending on the school). Our scholarship funds do not go directly to you; checks can only be made out to your school to be put into your student account and used for these items.
Enter whole numbers without decimals.
June 2019 to May 2020 (Estimated)  June 2020 to May 2021 (Anticipated)
I. Tuition and Fees (including labs, facilities, testing, etc.)
II. Books and School Supplies
III. On-Campus Room and Board
Total Scholarship Eligible Expenses
   

 D. OTHER EXPENSES

We consider your entire financial situation in determining award amounts.

Enter whole numbers without decimals.
June 2019 to May 2020 (Estimated)  June 2020 to May 2021 (Anticipated)
I. Off-Campus Rent/ Mortgage
II. Food
III. Transportation
IV. Personal and Incidental
V. Childcare Expense
VI. Other Dependent Expense
Total Other Expenses
June 2019 to May 2020 (Estimated)  June 2020 to May 2021 (Anticipated)
Number of Dependents
Outstanding Educational Loans (Through May 2019)
  

 E. SPECIAL FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

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 SECTION E: DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

The following discussion questions are a critical part of your application. Please answer EACH of them fully to the best of your ability.

* NOTE: ALL applicants MUST answer questions 1 through 5. Questions 6 and 7 are optional. Applicants who previously received a GLBT Chamber Foundation Scholarship MUST answer question 8.

 1. EDUCATION AND CAREER GOALS 
(limit to approx. 500 words)
Please describe your educational objectives for the schools/ programs previously listed. In addition, please share some details regarding your future career plans and how achieving your educational objectives will support those goals. 
 2. ACTIVITIES
(limit to approx. 500 words)
Describe your most important extracurricular community and school activities, including names of organizations and the years you were involved. You may use either a résumé-style list or a brief essay to explain. 
 Community (volunteer service, religious institution, youth groups, etc.) 
 School (theater, clubs, sports, student government, etc.) 
 Activism (political or initiative campaigns, activist groups, etc.) 
 Athletics 
 Work Experience 
 Honors/Awards 
 3. GIVING BACK
(limit to approx. 500 words)
The GLBT Chamber Foundation scholarships promote education to strengthen the leadership, creativity, excellence, and diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Explain how this goal will be promoted if you receive a scholarship. 
 4. CHALLENGES
(limit to approx. 500 words)
Reflect on the many challenges you’ve faced in your life, both big and small. Explain how you handled one particular situation and why you feel it says something powerful or meaningful about you.
 5. QUOTE
(limit to approx. 500 words)
A quote has the ability to succinctly capture thoughts and feelings that deeply resonate with us due to our life experiences and future aspirations. Please share a quote that holds special meaning for you and explain why it speaks to you so powerfully. If possible, please include the name and a brief description of the person to whom the quote is attributed.
 6. TRANSCRIPT DOES NOT REFLECT ABILITY - OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL (limit to approx. 300 words)
If you indicated on Question #8 that your transcript does not reflect your ability, please explain how you will still succeed in your educational plans.
 7. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - OPTIONAL
OPTIONAL (limit to approx. 400 words)
Please share anything else you want us to know about you. You may also elaborate on any of your previous responses. 
8. PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF A CHAMBER FOUNDATION (or GLBT LEAP) SCHOLARSHIP
(limit to approx. 600 words)
Tell us about your experience since receiving a Chamber Foundation scholarship by addressing these areas: 
 Your educational experience and academic achievement 
• Your involvement with any GLBT groups or activities on your campus or in your community 
• The impact receiving this scholarship has had on your life. 

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 SECTION F: OTHER REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS

   

2. Please attach your letters of recommendation.
Letter of Recommendation #1




Letter of Recommendation #2





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