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How to apply for foundation course scholarships in USA

How to apply for foundation course scholarships in USA

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The Student Foundation Scholarship

Applications are now open!  Click here to apply…applications are due by March 16, 2022.

Fundamental to Student Foundation’s work each year is to award scholarships to deserving Baylor students. Our Student Foundation members work throughout the year to raise funds from generous Baylor alumni and friends, whose support makes these scholarships possible. The dollar amount of possible scholarship awards is determined each spring semester and comes from both annual gifts and our 90 endowed Student Foundation scholarships.

The Student Foundation scholarship is $3,000 ($1,500 in each the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters) and will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year.  December 2022 graduates are eligible only to receive half a scholarship ($1,500 in the Fall 2022 semester). 

The Student Foundation scholarships are awarded based on both merit and need and are evaluated blindly (without reviewing the student’s name or identifying information) by the committee.  Last year, Student Foundation received over 300 qualified applicants.  This past year, more than 100 Baylor students were awarded $1,500 or $3,000 scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year.Eligibility

Decisions are based on both merit and need and are evaluated blindly (without reviewing the student’s name or identifying information). by the committee.  Last year, Student Foundation received over 300 qualified applicants.  For the 2021-2022 academic year, more than 100 Baylor students were awarded $1,500 or $3,300 scholarships. Incoming first-year students, graduate students, and student-athletes that receive an athletic scholarship are not eligible for the Student Foundation scholarships.  Requirements

If selected for a Student Foundation scholarship, receipt of the financial aid funds will be contingent upon the following requirements:Achieve and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.Attend a Student Foundation Scholarship Reception (at a date to be determined in the future).Write thank you notes to Student Foundation donors as facilitated by Student Foundation in the Fall 2021 Semester.Complete a brief online questionnaire about the impact of the Student Foundation Scholarship.  Click here to complete the brief questionnaire.  Participate in a philanthropic educational experience.  Educational experiences may include, but are not limited to, academic courses, guest speakers, or retreat-style seminars about the importance of generosity.  Student Foundation will have opportunities available to you throughout the year and many opportunities are already listed below under “Philanthropic Educational Experiences.”  If you have a proposal for a different experience, you may share that with the Student Foundation Director at StudentFoundation@baylor.edu.Participate in a philanthropic activity.  Philanthropic activities may include, but are not limited to, an academic course on philanthropy, serving as philanthropy chair for an organization, planning a philanthropy event, raising funds for the Student Foundation Scholarship Fund, volunteering at a Student Foundation philanthropy event, or raising awareness about a philanthropic cause on campus.  Student Foundation will have opportunities available to you throughout the year and many opportunities are already listed below under “Philanthropic Activities.”  If you have a proposal for a different experience, you may share that with the Student Foundation Director at StudentFoundation@baylor.edu.

For any further questions regarding the Student Foundation Scholarship, please contact us at (254) 710-3497 or at studentfoundation@baylor.edu.

For current (2021-2022) and future (2022-2023) recipients of the Student Foundation Scholarship, the following opportunities are available to you to complete the philanthropic educational experience and the philanthropic activity requirements.Philanthropic Educational Experiences

As a requirement of the Student Foundation Scholarship, you must participate in a philanthropic educational experience.  Educational experiences may include but are not limited to, academic courses, guest speakers, or retreat-style seminars about the importance of generosity.  Student Foundation is happy to share several opportunities to fulfill this as outlined below.  If you have a proposal for a different philanthropic educational experience, you may share that with the Student Foundation Director at StudentFoundation@baylor.edu.

1. Watch & Reflect Upon “Be Rich” Sermon SeriesWatch and reflect upon a three-part sermon series on generosity and a celebration video as presented by Northpoint Community Church (Atlanta, GA).  Each video is 30 – 40 minutes long.On Baylor Connect, you will find a form wherein you can find a link to view each video and answer a few reflection questions on each video.

2. Read & Reflect Upon The Treasure Principle by Randy AllcornRead The Treasure Principle (about 100 pages long). Discounted copies ($5.00) are available for purchase through Student Foundation.  Just email us (StudentFoundation@baylor.edu) to coordinate a time to come by to purchase it.  Payments can be accepted via credit card, cash, and check (made payable to Baylor University).On Baylor Connect, you will find a form to access the reflection questions.

3. Read & Reflect Upon How to Be Rich by Andy StanleyRead How to Be Rich (about 130 pages long). Discounted copies are not available for purchase through Student Foundation, but popular sources like Amazon have very cheap copies available.On Baylor Connect, you will find a form to access the reflection questions.

4. Lunch & Learn Experiences – Dates TBDLunch & Learn Experiences are a chance to have a lunch-time conversation with Baylor faculty or staff members who want to share a message about philanthropy and the importance of developing your own sense of generosity.In order to be a good steward of a guest speaker’s time, we want to ensure that enough interest is there.  To express interest in a Lunch & Learn experience, email us at StudentFoundation@baylor.edu. 

5. Complete the “Advanced Study in Philanthropy” Course (PPS 4V98)“The Advanced Study in Philanthropy” class is usually offered each fall semester.Note: This would satisfy both the philanthropic educational experience and philanthropic activity requirements.

6.  Watch & Reflect Upon “Generous Conversations” (SPRING ONLY)You are invited to complete the “Philanthropic Educational Requirement” for the Student Foundation Scholarship by watching the Generous Conversations video put out recently by Generous Giving and you can learn more about Generous Giving by visiting their website here. 

7.  Membership in Student FoundationIf you apply for and are accepted into membership in Student Foundation, ample opportunities await to learn more about generosity and how to put generosity into action.Note: This would satisfy both the philanthropic educational experience and philanthropic activity requirements.Philanthropic Activities

As a requirement of the Student Foundation Scholarship, you must participate in a philanthropic activity.  Philanthropic activities may include, but are not limited to, an academic course on philanthropy, serving as philanthropy chair for an organization, planning a philanthropy event, raising funds for the Student Foundation Scholarship Fund, volunteering at a philanthropy event, or raising awareness about a philanthropic cause on campus.  Performing community service (at least 10 hours) is an option, but will require verification and a subsequent reflection essay (prompts provided by the Student Foundation Director).  Student Foundation will have opportunities available to you throughout the year.  If you have a proposal for a different experience, you may share that with the Student Foundation Director at StudentFoundation@baylor.edu.

1. Be an Ambassador for Baylor Giving Day Baylor Giving Day will occur this spring and is an opportunity for Baylor alumni and friends to give to small projects throughout campus through a crowd-funding type giving page and Student Foundation will have a fundraising page for Student Foundation Scholarships. As an Ambassador, you would post on social media about the Giving Day opportunity to give to Student Foundation Scholarships and the impact it has on you and your Baylor experience.  A brief orientation or description will be available to you prior to Giving Day.Email us (StudentFoundation@baylor.edu) along with your Instagram or Twitter handle if you wish to be a Baylor Giving Day ambassador.

2. Run In or Volunteer For The Bearathon (Half Marathon or 6K) The Bearathon is Student Foundation’s largest event and we hope to help our runners understand that all proceeds of the Bearathon benefit Student Foundation Scholarships and YOU!  You can help us share that message during the Bearathon by helping with pre-race activities and during-race support of our runners.If you wish to run, you can register to run the Bearathon when registration opens in the fall.If you simply wish to participate in the balloon release and cheering on finishing runners, simply fill out a Baylor Connect form when it becomes available.

3. Take Part in Video Testimonials for Student Foundation ScholarshipProvide a video testimonial on the impact of the Student Foundation Scholarship on your Baylor experience so that we can share your stories with the donors that made it possible. These videos may be used throughout the next few years in different fundraising or donor relations projects for Student Foundation.To get more details about this option, including the prompt questions and instructions for video uploads, use this Google form.Note: If you already completed this during the spring semester (of 2019), then you have already fulfilled this requirement and our records should indicate that.

4. Complete the “Advanced Study in Philanthropy” Course (PPS 4V98)“The Advanced Study in Philanthropy” class is usually offered each fall semester.Note: This would satisfy both the philanthropic educational experience and philanthropic activity requirements.

5. Membership in Student FoundationIf you apply for and are accepted into membership in Student Foundation, ample opportunities await to learn more about generosity and how to put generosity into action.Note: This would satisfy both the philanthropic educational experience and philanthropic activity requirements.

6. Community Service (10+ Hours)You must serve at least ten (10) hours with a non-profit organization and answer a series of reflection questions after the experience.We suggest you serve in the Waco community through one of the organizations who works with Baylor’s Department of Community Engagement and Service. You can see the most current list of service partners on their website here. If you wish to serve with an organization not on this list, and you are not sure if the organization’s values align with those of Baylor University, you may want to check with the Student Foundation Director to determine whether your volunteer service will count toward this requirement.  Otherwise, your service will be subject to further scrutiny prior to accepting your reflection.You can see more about the requirements and begin your service reflection using this form on Baylor Connect.

International Scholarships

As an international student planning to study law at Saint Louis University, financial arrangements must be met before studies begin.

If you need assistance with financing your educational expenses, there are three sources of funding to explore: private scholarships for international students, private student loans, and possibly federal student loans. Review the eligibility criteria for each funding source below to determine if you qualify before completing an application.SLU LAW LL.M. Diversity Scholarship

Saint Louis University School of Law (SLU LAW) is pleased to announce the LL.M. in American Law for Foreign Lawyers scholarships for law students and legal professionals from traditionally disadvantaged and marginalized groups (such as LGBTI, persons with disabilities, refugees, asylees in the U.S., indigenous people and national and religious minorities).

SLU LAW will award one full-tuition scholarship and three 30% reduced tuition scholarships to extraordinary LL.M. applicants who meet the SLU LAW admission requirements and who successfully explain, in a 500-word essay, how their identity affected their lives and future plans. Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship should submit their application by May 1 for an August start and by November 1 for a January start of the LL.M. program.Private Scholarships for International Students

Many national and international organizations sponsor scholarships for international students who have the desire to continue their education in the United States. Scholarships are funds that do not require repayment.

Saint Louis University has compiled a listing of scholarships available to international students. SLU does not administer these programs. The awarding organizations determine requirements and deadlines. If interested in applying for a scholarship, contact the organization as early as possible for applications, deadlines and requirements.

Please note, this should not be considered a comprehensive listing; additional private scholarships might be available to you. Check information online, but use caution. Remember that you don’t have to pay to find scholarships and other financial aid. Find further information here to avoid scams.

American and foreign students are invited to review these international scholarship opportunities. Please contact the listed reference for additional information.P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund An applicant must be qualified for admission to full-time graduate study, working toward a graduate degree in a college or university in the United States or Canada. A student holding citizenship or permanent residency of the U.S. or Canada is ineligible. Scholarships are not given for research, internships, practical training or travel. In order to qualify, an applicant must have a full year of coursework remaining and be enrolled on campus for the entire school year. Applications may be requested from the web site between Aug. 15 and Dec. 15. See website for further information. Award: Up to $8,000.Contact:P.E.O International Peace Scholarship FundP.E.O Executive Office3700 Grand AvenueDes Moines, IA 50312Phone: (515) 255-3153Web: P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Sons of Norway Foundation/King Olav V Norwegian-American Any American, 18 years of age or older, who has demonstrated a keen and sincere interest in the Norwegian heritage and/or any Norwegian who has demonstrated an interest in American heritage, and who desires to further the study of their heritages at a recognized educational institution is eligible to apply. Applicants must submit application, an essay setting forth in 500 words or less, their reasons for applying for a scholarship/grant, the course of study to be pursued, the length of the course, the institution which the applicant will attend and the amount of financial assistance desired. Applicants should also state how their course of study will benefit their community and be in accord with the goals and objectives of the Sons of Norway Foundation. See website for further details and application. Awards: Up to $1,500.Contact:Sons of Norway FoundationSons of Norway1455 W. Lake StreetMinneapolis, MN 55408Email: Sons of Norway FoundationWeb: Sons of Norway Foundation Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. National Education Foundation – Deborah Partridge Wolfe International Fellowship Available to graduate United States students studying abroad and/or graduate foreign students studying within the U.S. Awarded for full-time study for one academic year (fall-spring). Documented proof of academic study and plan of program must be sent to the scholarship chairperson with signature of school administrator or program director. All applications must be accompanied by 3 letters of recommendation by: 1. College professor or high school teacher; 2. Minister or community leader and 3. Other. University transcripts must be sent. An essay of 150 words or more to include information about yourself, educational goals and professional aspirations. See website for further information. Award: Varies from $500 to $1,000.Contact:Zeta Phi Beta SororityNational Educational Foundation1734 New Hampshire, NWWashington, D.C. 20009Web: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Private Student Loans

A private loan is an educational loan for credit-worthy borrowers (student, parent or other) that is offered by banks and other organizations. You may borrow from any lender you choose and are not required to use a lender on Saint Louis University’s preferred lender list. Saint Louis University will process loans from any lender without delay. Saint Louis University recommends reviewing your options, including federal loans before applying for private loans.

By clicking on the following link, you will be directed away from SLU’s website. Review SLU’s preferred lender list for international students: International Student Loan Preferred Lender List.Federal Student Loans

International students on an F1 or F2 student visa, J1 or J2 exchange visitor visa or a G series visa do not qualify for federal student loans. However, the U.S. Department of Education offers federal student loans to some eligible non-citizens. Find more information about eligibility criteria for non-citizens.

Apply for federal student aidAdditional Resources

For more information, either contact the awarding organization directly or call the Office of Student Financial Services at the School of Law at 314-977-3369 or via email.

The School of Law has a long-standing commitment to the study and practice of international and comparative law. Through the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL), our faculty and students engage in a wide range of international activities. Contact CICL for information regarding admission into the LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers or two-year J.D. for Foreign Lawyers programs.

For information regarding admission to the J.D. program, contact SLU LAW’s Office of Admission.

How to Apply for the ACS Scholars Program

The Selection Committee includes professionals in academia and the chemical industry, and some ACS Scholar Alumni. This committee reviews all completed, eligible applications to determine the best overall candidates.  The highest-rated students are selected as scholarship recipients.  Scholarships are awarded based on academic record, career objective, leadership ability, participation in school activities and/or academic research, and community service.

The amount of each individual award depends upon the availability of funding, the number of scholarships awarded, and evidence of financial need.  Scholarship recipients receive between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year. Scholarship awards are renewable as long as Scholars maintain academic performance requirements.