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ITALIAN HERITAGE SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

ITALIAN HERITAGE SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Mike Ventimiglia

 

P.O. Box 367, Monterey, CA 93942

Scholarship Application

 

Founded in 1975, the mission of the Italian Heritage Society is to honor and preserve the stories, traditions, and culture of the Italian families who immigrated to the Monterey Peninsula and Central Coast of California more than 100 years ago. Our website italianheritagemonterey.org showcases our book, historic photos, and issues of the Monterey Herald's Sardine Edition during the time Monterey was named the "Sardine Capital of the World." 

In 2002, the Italian Heritage Society began recognizing notable individuals connected to the Italian community at an annual Honoree Dinner. The honorees are those whose contributions and achievements have enhanced and improved Monterey for all residents. They have made the community an even better place to live, earning them a place in local history. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the Italian Heritage Society's Building, Heritage & Scholarship Fund.

STUDENT APPLICATION:

All questions must be answered completely, and all appropriate areas must be filled in. Applications shall be typed or written in ink. Please sign and date the form, if the question does not apply to your particular situation, respond with N/A, Non-Applicable.


Italian Heritage Society of Monterey Participation:

Any type of participation in The Italian Heritage Society of Monterey by the student and parents should be considered. It is required that the student or parents be a current member of the Italian Heritage Society of Monterey, at the time of a scholarship award, either individually or through their family, and has had an active interest by participating in or attending Italian Heritage Society events and activities.


SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY:

Students must be graduating from high school, attending college, or enrolling in a vocational institution. Students must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. Scholarship grants are for students pursuing a college degree or enrolling in a vocational institution.  Students must live within Monterey County.

 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, PHOTO AND BIO


Please send two letters of recommendation in support of your application. All letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Italian Heritage Society. Your first and last name should be noted in the upper right-hand corner of the front page of each letter. Please include a 100-word biography suitable for publication.

 

HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT:

Please have your school send your official high school or college transcript of your last high school, college or vocational institution attended. Please send to Italian Heritage Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 367, Monterey, CA 93942. Or you may include a sealed official copy of the transcript from the last high school or college attended along with your application. Unofficial transcripts or photocopies will not be accepted. It must be postmarked on or before: (Need to provide date Applicants will be notified by mail no later than (Need Date)

 

REMEMBER, IF ANY PART OF YOUR APPLICATION PACKET IS MISSING IT WILL BE REJECTED. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL PARTS OF YOUR APPLICATION ARE COMPLETE AND THAT YOUR RECOMMENDATION AND TRANSCRIPTS HAVE BEEN SENT

Please complete all information for consideration.
Please use additional sheets of paper as needed to provide complete answers to all questions. Thank you.

(Please Print or Type)

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

Full Name (first, middle, last): __________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: _____________________________________________

Phone #: (H) ____________________ (C)____________________

E-mail Address:_____________________________________________

Circle One: M or F       Birthdate: _____________ Age: ______________

Name of Parents: ___________________________________________
 

School History: name, location, and year of high school or colleges attended (list most current first) __________________________________________________________

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List other secondary institutions attended: (include summer attendance):

__________________________________________________________

Which colleges or schools are you considering?_____________________ ___________________________________________________________

What is your intended major or area of study? ______________________
 

Academic Honors: (list any special recognition or awards received)

Award Title

Grade Achieved In 10th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please use additional sheets of paper to complete your answers throughout.


Community or Volunteer Service

Activity

Name of Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATION LETTERS:

Please list below the name and contact information for the two people you have asked to send letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Name (First and Last)

Best Phone & Email Address

1.

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT ESSAY:

Please include a typewritten essay of 500 words or less answering the following two questions on separate sheets of paper and attach to application. Must be typed, double spaced, and the font in Times Roman in 12 points.

1. Tell us about yourself and your family, your hobbies, interests, and why you are unique.

2. What do you know about the Italian culture, and what steps have you taken to understand the Italian culture?

PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT:

Please read this section carefully. Remember, we are a non-profit organization and operated only by volunteers and need parent and student participation in order to succeed. Please sign and date the form.
 

By signing my name to this application, I hereby acknowledge that all the information contained herein is true and factual to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be an active and paid member at the time of any scholarship award, either as an individual or through my family. Further, I agree that a photograph and biography may be used for promotional purposes in print or electronically if I am awarded a scholarship. Please sign and date the form.

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Applicant’s Printed Name                                  Date

_________________________________________________________
Signature

By signing my name to this application, I authorize the Italian Heritage Society of the Monterey Peninsula to use my child’s photo and bio in print and electronically for promotional purposes.

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Applicant’s Parent’s Printed Name                    Date

_________________________________________________________
Signature


APPLICANT’S SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

[ ] Completed and signed application

[ ] Official high school or college transcript

[ ] Requested two letters of recommendation

[ ] Short biography (100 words) about Applicant (suitable for publication)

[ ] Provide an acceptance letter to college or vocational institution.