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How to Apply for The McKeel Scholarship Program

INTRODUCTION

We are delighted that in the 12 years since the scholarships were established, over $71,000 has been awarded to over 33 graduating McKeel seniors. With special gratitude to our employees, parents, business partners and alumni who so generously support our scholarship program, this year we are offering McKeel of Technology graduating seniors up to four scholarships for which they may apply for. Please review the below offerings. Students may apply for multiple scholarships. A maximum of two may be awarded to a single student.

TIMELINE


  • Online Application Deadline: no later than Monday, April 8 at 11:59PM
  • Hard Copy Application Packet Deadline: no later than Tuesday, April 9 at 9:00AM
  • Finalist Panel Interviews: Tuesday, April 30
  • Submission of Financial Aid Office Deadline: June 13, 2019 (click here for FORM A)
  • Submission of College Transcript Deadline: January 6, 2020

NOTE: recipients who fail to meet the above submission requirements, will result in a loss of scholarship.


TO QUALIFY

Seniors graduating from McKeel Academy of Technology may apply for multiple scholarships with the opportunity to be awarded a maximum of two.

FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP


  • First generation college student of at least one parent
  • min. 3.5 GPA (weighted)
  • min. 150 service hours submitted and approved in Focus

DAY ONE SCHOLARSHIP


  • Consistent enrollment with The Schools of McKeel Academy (TSMA) since day one of kindergarten
  • min. 3.5 GPA (weighted)
  • min. 150 service hours submitted and approved in Focus

WILDCAT SCHOLAR ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP


  • Varsity Letter in minimum of two sports
  • min. 3.5 GPA (weighted)
  • min. 150 service hours submitted and approved in Focus

DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP


  • Demonstrates outstanding leadership within and outside of the school community. Consistent enrollment at MAT during all HS years 9-12.
  • min. 4.0 GPA (weighted)
  • min. 500 service hours submitted and approved in Focus

AWARD PROCESS

This competitive award process starts with the review of the anonymous essays from the completed online applications. The application questions and supporting documents are scored and the top scoring applicants advance to the next step – The Interview. The anonymous essays and resumes of top applicants from each scholarship offering are submitted to the Selection Panel of staff members from TSMA, members of the Board of Trustees and community leaders. This Selection Panel interviews and selects the scholarship winners. The awards will be presented during the Senior Recognition Night.

AMOUNT OF AWARD

Two $3,000.00 scholarships will be awarded to two recipients for the following scholarships: First Generation, Day One and Wildcat Scholar Athlete. One $7,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to one recipient of the Director of Schools Achievement Scholarship.

HOW TO APPLY

Seniors access the Scholarship Application through their personal Wildcat Account – (Sign In button in the top right corner of the page). Online Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm on Monday, April 8, 2019 with a sealed hard copy application packet (inclusive of your online application) to be delivered to Mrs. Jean Eisenhardt no later than 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Use this checklist:

  • After you submit (not save) your application, there will be a button you can press on the success page to view a compiled PDF packet of your application. Print this and include it with your packet.
  • Your essay must be anonymous (your name should not appear anywhere on the page),
  • Your resume must be anonymous (your name should not appear anywhere on the page),
  • Your essay must be one-page and in a pdf format (double check that it is still one page when saved as pdf),
  • Your resume must be one-page and in a pdf format (double check that it is still one page when saved as pdf).

Note: If you do not follow directions, your application will be disqualified and you will not be considered.

If you have any questions about the scholarship process, please send an email to scholarships@mckeelschools.com

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