Amelia Island Runners College Scholarship Application

 

Eligibility requirements:

 

• Must be a resident of Nassau County, FL and attend a Nassau County high school.

 

• Must be a graduating high school senior.

 

• Must be a current member of your high school track team and/or cross-country team   (participated in your senior season). Please note: This scholarship is open to runners of ALL levels and backgrounds, so even if you weren’t the fastest or record-breaking, please apply if you are a runner!

 

• Judging will be by the AIR scholarship committee and will be based on the student’s athletic,  academic and extracurricular background; personal achievements and references; and the student's attitude about running, education and life in general, as expressed in the essay. Financial need and coaches' recommendations to the committee will also be considered.

 

• Applications must be received by April 17, 2016.

 

Personal information:

 

Applicant’s name: ______________________________________________________

 

Address: _____________________________________________________________

 

City: _______________________________________ State: _____ Zip: __________

 

Phone: _______________________________ E-mail: _________________________

 

High school: __________________________________________________

 

College Information

 

List all colleges you have applied to. Please note if you have been accepted.

 

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List all other scholarships applied for, their amount and which ones you know you will receive. (If not 

 

applicable, please indicate)

 

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Have your guidance counselor fill in the following information: 

 

 Grade point average: Weighted ____________ Unweighted ___________

 

 Class rank/standing: _____________________________ (such as, 5th of 355)

 

 Test scores: SAT ___________________ ACT __________________

 

 Counselor’s signature: _____________________________________ Date_____________

 

List all running teams, clubs, cross country, and/or track teams you have been on, significant achievements, road races completed, or other running-related information.

 

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Are you or your family members of Amelia Island Runners Club? (If yes, member since?)

 

Leadership & Extracurricular activities:

 

List all leadership positions and extracurricular activities (other than running) in which you have participated during high school, such as other sports, band, church groups, etc.

 

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Why do you need this scholarship? Please describe your financial need.

 

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If received, how will the scholarship funds be spent?

 

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On a separate sheet of paper, compose a well-written, 400-500 word typed essay on: Why running is important in my life (how has it positively affected you personally, physically, mentally, as well as affected those around you)? Please remember to check spelling and grammar. 

 

Personal references:

 

Submit a personal recommendation from two professional people, such as your teacher, coach, employer, etc., who are not related to you. Please have one of these references from a coach or PE teacher. Attach the two recommendations with this application.

 

I certify that the information on this form and provided with this application is correct. If awarded the Amelia Island Runners scholarship, I agree to be photographed for use in the Amelia Island Runners e-newsletter and on its website, and for possible use in other publications of general circulation, such as the Fernandina Beach News-Leader and/or Florida Times-Union. I also agree to let AIR print my essay in the AIR e-newsletter and website. I agree that any scholarship money will be sent directly to the school and can only be used for tuition, room & board or books. I agree to return all funds awarded to me if I withdraw from school prior to completion of the next academic semester or quarter. 

 

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Applicant’s signature Date

 

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Parent’s signature Date

 

Submission Instructions:

 

This completed application should include:

 

1. All questions on this form completed

 

2. An attached essay

 

3. Two letters of recommendations (one must be a track/cross-country coach, the other a professional -teacher, employer, etc.-not related to you)

 

Please return the completed application, on or prior to April 17, 2016 to:

 

Amelia Island Runners Scholarship Application, P.O. Box 15322, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or you can email the application to 26point2guy@gmail.com

 

Questions? Contact Mike Hagel, Amelia Island Runners, at 904-415-6039 or 26point2guy@gmail.com. 

 

Thank you and good luck!

 

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