ORANGE COUNTY AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.

2021 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Purpose of Scholarship

This scholarship fund is established to honor outstanding seniors who are Christian active members of participating churches.  The award is given to high school seniors seeking their education in an accredited place of higher learning (i.e. college or university; vocational or trade school).

Criteria for Qualification:

1. Applicant must be a high school senior who is completing high school in the year of the application.

2. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA as determined by the last grading period. Please submit official copy of transcript.

3. Applicant must have been an active participating member (in good standing) at his/her church for at least one year upon applying.

4. Applicant must submit: a. Letter of reference from a ministry leader at the student’s church on church letterhead. b. Recent picture of himself/herself.

5. Applicant must submit an essay (between 250 and 300 words) which should answer the following question:

Essay Question and Instructions

Prompt:  How has your Christianity made an impact on or influenced your school life?

(Please cite specific examples, incidents or experiences.)

Your essay should begin with a short auto-biographical paragraph.

Be sure to type your essay using Calibri or Times New Roman – 12 pt. font/double spaced.

Applicant must submit a completed application packet no later than Monday, May 3, 2021.

Late or incomplete application packets will not be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.

Decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final.

Applicant must present VERIFIABLE PROOF of intention to attend a college, university, or trade school (i.e. registration receipt and/or class schedule) before he/she receives final award. 

Scholarship awards will be disbursed between the months of August through October. Failure of Applicant to present verifiable proof of class schedule between that time will result in forfeiture of Applicant’s Scholarship Award.

Include all attachments as listed in the Criteria for Qualification above.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE SENT TO OUR CHAIRPERSON @ ANDREA.SMITH@OCAACCI.ORG

ORANGE COUNTY AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.

2021 Scholarship Application

PERSONAL INFORMATION

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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL
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  • HIGH SCHOOL GPA (4.0 scale)
  • 4.0 A+
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  • 3.7 A-
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  • 3.0 B
  • 2.7 B-
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HIGH SCHOOL GPA (4.0 scale)
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PROSPECTIVE COLLEGE OR SCHOOL OF HIGHER LEARNING
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AUTHORIZATION INFORMATION: (Initial Below)

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I understand that in order to become a recipient of this scholarship, I must meet all of the scholarship eligibility requirements, and I must be selected by the scholarship committee. All selections are final. I understand that my name and any information provided on this application must be e-mailed and forwarded to Andrea S. Smith, Chairperson at Andrea.Smith@OCAACCI.org, no later than Monday, May 3, 2021. If awarded a scholarship, I release to OCAACCI the right to use my name, story, and picture for Foundation-related printed materials, videos, reports (oral or written) and press releases without compensation. I also recognize the advisability of communicating a letter of appreciation to OCAACCI, the donor of the scholarship.

I certify that all statements on this application are true and honest to the best of my knowledge.

Student Signature

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Parent/Guardian Signature

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Letter of reference from a ministry leader at the student’s church on church letterhead.

UPLOAD LETTER OF REFERENCE...
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Essay (between 250 and 300 words)

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Recent picture of yourself.

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VERIFIABLE PROOF of intention to attend a college, university, or trade school.

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ORANGE COUNTY AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER, INC.
1057 E. Imperial Hwy., Suite 452 Placentia, CA 92870

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE ONLY

APPLICATION POSTMARK (date)
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SCHOLARSHIP AWARD DENIED
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SCHOLARSHIP AWARD GRANTED (date)
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EXPLANATION: (See attached letter)
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James Johnson, CEO, OCAACCI
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Andrea L. Smith, Chairperson, OCAACCI
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Annie Allen, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, OCAACCI
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Gary Smith, Scholarship Liaison Coordinator, OCAACCI
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