The Phyllis B. Price Memorial Scholarship Fund 

FAQs

Who is eligible to apply?

An applicant must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

- U.S. resident

-Underrepresented minorities

-For high school seniors: proof of acceptance to an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school must be provided

-For undergraduate students: must have completed at least one year of undergraduate course study by Spring 2019 at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Proof of enrollment in a STEM program must be provided.

-Must have 1 or more years of school remaining

 

When is the application deadline?

August 31, 2019

 

What is the timeline?

Application opens: May 1, 2019

Application deadline: July 31, 2019 

Semi-finalists notified: August 7, 2019. Only semi-finalist and recipients will be notified. If an applicant is not notified by August 7, 2019, the applicant was not selected this year and are welcomed to again. 

Scholarship recipients notified: August 14, 2019

Scholarship checks issued: August 30, 2019

 

What are the selection criteria?

An independent selection committee will evaluate applications and select recipients based on the following:

  • High school/College GPA (minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale)

  • Academic record in the STEM fields

  • Volunteerism/Community service

  • 2 letters of recommendation (LOR)

    • 1 from a teacher/guidance counselor/coach, and

    • 1 from an extracurricular leader (pastor, worship leader, volunteer leader, etc.). LORs are expected to be sent directly from the writer, on official letterhead.

  • Written personal statement outlining why you want/are pursuing a STEM career and how you desire to use it in the future (3000 characters maximum)

  • Video showing who you are and how you will use your STEM degree in this digital age (3 minutes maximum)

 

*NOTE: all written personal statements will be read and evaluated by the selection committee. However, the video introductions of only semi-finalists will be evaluated. All decisions by the selection committee are final and not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.

 

What are the details of the award?

At least (2) scholarships are awarded annually ranging $250 to $2,500 and are not renewable, subject to available funds. Scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, and course-required equipment. Institutions must be accredited, non-profit, 2- or 4-year colleges or universities or vocational school in the United States of America. Transfers from one institution to another with retention of the scholarship is allowed.

 

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, this is a one-time scholarship. Applicants may reapply annually so long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements outlined above and are not past winners. Past winners are ineligible to apply or win.

Which school should I list on the application if I have not yet made a final decision?

List your first choice in the application. You can update your final school choice at any time before the scholarships are awarded by emailing scholarshipfund@kamo.org. Should you be selected to receive an award, you will be responsible to make sure your college is updated at least 15 days before the check issue date stated above.

How do I know if my application is complete?

The applicant is responsible for submitting all requirements. 

 

What is the difference between official and unofficial transcript?

An unofficial transcript is a copy that has been viewed or handled by the student. The official transcript is on the institution's letterhead and is sealed in an envelope or electronically delivered directly. The unofficial transcript is acceptable unless requested otherwise. 

Where and when should I send my supporting documents?

Applicants are required to upload supporting document directly in the scholarship application with the exception of the LOR as mentioned 

 

How and when will I receive notification?

Recipients will be notified via the email listed on the scholarship application. You will be responsible to make sure your working email address is included in your scholarship application. 

 

What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a recipient?

Chosen recipients responsibilities include a written Thank You note via email at scholarshipfund@kamoutreach.org within 7 days upon notification of selection. If Thank You is not by scheduled Check issue date, the award may be forfeited and awarded to a semi-finalist. 

How and when are checks issued?

Checks are issued directly to the qualified school of enrollment as verified on behalf of the recipient. Checks will be issued on August 30, 2019.   

 

Are scholarships taxed?

This scholarship is a tax-free scholarship. Please check with your tax preparer for further tax questions. 

 

Who administers this program?

KAMO, 501c3 nonprofit organization, is the sponsor and administrator of this scholarship fund. 

Who do I contact if I have other questions?

Please direct additional questions via email at scholarshipfund@kamoutreach.org. Please allow up to 72 hours for a response. 

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