Austin Independent School District Scholarship Application
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Directions for Completion of Application
Name of Scholarship
This application can be used to compete for many different scholarships.
After you have completed the application and made 25-50 copies for
your use, then fill in the name of the individual scholarship for
which you are applying as the opportunities arise.
Names of Schools Attended
Some elementary, middle and high schools offer scholarships to students
who have attended their schools. Filling in these blanks will
make you eligible for consideration for these kinds of scholarships.
Some scholarship donors want to award scholarships to children of
employees and/or to children whose parent(s) or guardian(s) work
in certain career areas. Again, supplying this information
could open up opportunities for you.
Numbers of adults and children
The purpose of this question and the two questions following it
is to establish your family’s financial need. Many (though
not all) scholarships are based upon financial need. Answering
these questions will assist those scholarship committee members
in determining your need.
Describe any existing conditions
Sometimes simple forms do not adequately describe a family’s financial
situation. These lines provide an opportunity to fill in the
blanks and help the scholarship donor understand your family’s financial
situation as accurately as possible.
Please check approximate annual gross income
Scholarship committees ask for personal financial information only
for the purpose of making fair decisions. They take into consideration
the answers to all of the financial information you provide.
Some organizations award scholarships to students who major in specific
fields, who attend specific institutions, and/or who pursue specific
career directions. Completing this part of the scholarship
application will assist your high school counselor in matching you
with available opportunities.
For office use only
Your counselor or registrar will complete this section. However,
please note that students who compete for scholarships have taken
the appropriate college admissions tests.
Student’s Employment Record
Scholarship donors understand that students who work many hours
may not have time to participate in extra-curricular activities.
If you are working during the school year or if you have worked
during the summer, record your experiences in this section.
Please list all requested information
These sections that describe your scholastic, athletic, extra-curricular,
and/or other interests and activities are important to many scholarship
donors. They want to know how you have spent your “out of
the classroom” time in high school. These sections are similar
to a personal resume. Avoid using abbreviations that some
might not understand. Spell out Peer Assistance and Leadership
rather than recording PAL.
Please respond to one of the topics listed below
Your essay responses contribute significantly to the overall success
of your scholarship application. Taking time to craft a thoughtful
response that enables the reader to get to know you in ways that
the rest of your application did not will greatly influence your
chances for success. It’s a great idea to let others read
your essay, make constructive suggestions, and help with editing.
Remember, scholarship committees do not get to know you personally.
They get to know you only through your application. Spend
time on it. Make it the very best representation of you.
AISD Guidance & Counseling
3908 Avenue B #206
Austin, TX 78751