From the parent/guardian:
- Applicants shall be required to be high school seniors during the 2013-2014 academic year and be members of a minority group that is under-represented in chemical engineering, i.e., African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander. Applicants must plan to enroll during the 2014-2015 academic year in a four-year college or university offering a science/engineering degree. Students are encouraged to choose classes leading to a degree in chemical engineering. While students admitted for science and engineering degrees are encouraged to apply for this scholarship, preference will be given to students admitted into chemical engineering degree programs.
- Selection of winners will be based on the following criteria:
- -The applicant’s academic record, minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.
- -The applicant’s participation in participation in school and/or outside jobs/ activities as outlined in the applicant’s career essay and in the letter of recommendation from a high school counselor, math teacher or science teacher.
- -The applicant’s reason(s) for choosing science/engineering, as outlined in the applicant’s career essay.
- The applicant’s financial need as outlined in a letter from the parent or legal guardian, listing financial resources for educational support.
- Individual awards for the full academic year will be $1,000. Awards will be announced by September/October 2014, and payment disbursed to each winner upon receipt of a copy of the proof of 2014 fall-semester college registration. No award will be sent after December 2014.
- A completed application form submitted online.
- A career essay not to exceed 300 words outlining the following:
- -College or university chosen to attend; when and why
- -Reasons for choosing science/engineering
- -Possible career choices that may be of interest
- Unofficial copy of student transcript
From the high school:
- A letter verifying financial need. Please include a list of financial resources for educational support.
A letter of recommendation from the high school counselor, math teacher or science teacher containing, but not limited to, the following:
- -Verification of nominee’s GPA and graduation date.
- -Verification of high school senior class average grade. (If confidential, High School Counselor statement is required.).
- -Confirmation of minority group of student.
- -Information about the student’s school, job and/or other activities.