SUNSHINE ELIZABETH PARKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Text regarding award The applicant must be a graduating senior or graduate of Los Molinos High School who has maintained a 2.0 GPA during 10th thru 12th grades. This scholarship is awarded to a student who plans to attend a 2-year community college, vocational school or university. The award is renewable based on a minimum GPA of 2.0 and 12 units. AWARD: Award amount varies PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION: Use the COMMON APPLICATION (Available on LMHS Scholarship Website) ** Please include all required materials Required Materials (to be included with all applications) 1. Page #1 – Cover sheet that includes the name of the scholarship and your name 2. Page #2 - Completed Application 3. Page #3 - Student resume or profile 4. Page #4 - Personal statement of educational & career goals (300-500 words) 5. Page #5 - Attach an unofficial copy of your current 7 semester transcripts 6. Page #6 - Attach your FAFSA Confirmation page or Page 1 of your Student Aid Report 7. Page #7 - Attach a letter of recommendation from school personnel 8. Page #8 - Attach a letter of recommendation from someone other than school personnel 9. Page #9 – Attach signed terms and conditions of scholarship rules (see LMHS Scholarship Website for examples and procedures for requesting letters) ** Note: Students or parents may include a sealed explanation of any special problems or unusual circumstances which make it difficult to contribute towards this student's continuing education. AWARD SELECTION: Award recipient will be notified to attend the Los Molinos High School Scholarship & Award Program which is held Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 6PM. DUE DATE: Submit the completed application to the Los Molinos Counseling Office on or before April 15. If April 15th falls on a day when the school is closed, the applications are due the first day the school is open after April 15th. Late applications cannot be accepted. Late applications cannot be accepted. SUNSHINE ELIZABETH PARKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP I. SCHOLARSHIP NUMBER AND AMOUNT The number and amount of the scholarships annually awarded shall be determined by the Los Molinos High School Scholarship Committee under the direction of the high school principal or district superintendent. Consideration shall be given to the following factors: Number of qualified applicants Amount of proceeds available from principal investment Estimated cost of education The scholarship shall be available to all qualified applicants regardless of ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, gender, age or handicapping conditions. II. USE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP The scholarship is to be awarded to worthy recipients who will pursue a course of study leading to a post secondary degree or certificate from a college, university, community college, or technical or trade school. The school where such studies are to be pursued shall be accredited and/or approved by the appropriate State Department of Education. Consideration shall be given by the Committee to vocational studies as well as academic studies. III. SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for the Sunshine Elizabeth Parke Memorial Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Be a member of the current year or previous graduating class of the Los Molinos High School who has maintained at least a 2.0 grade point average for the 10th through 12th grade years in high school or be a continuing recipient who may qualify for renewal of the scholarship upon presentation of a transcript of credit or other official evidence verifying at least a 2.0 grade point average or better. 2. Be in need of assistance to pursue worthy goals in education. 3. A recipient who fails to maintain the requisite 2.0 G.P.A. and 12 unit minimum requirement will be considered for renewal one time only. 4. Show a commitment to obtaining every possible free dollar for college by completing a FAFSA application yearly which will be shown by including either a confirmation of submission or page one of the Student Aid Report (SAR). IV. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 1. Scholarship application forms may be secured from the Counseling Office of the Los Molinos High School. Completed applications must be submitted to the Counseling Office on or before April 15 of the year of application in order for the applicant to be considered for the scholarship. Continuing recipients must submit an application with supporting data regarding school attendance, grades and units to the Los Molinos High School on or before April 15th of each year. Note: If April 15th falls on a day when the school is closed, the applications are due the first day the school is open after April 15th. 2. Prior graduates and/or recipients must submit an application with supporting data regarding school attendance to the Counseling Office of the Los Molinos High School on or before April 15th of the year of application. V. SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE The scholarship committee shall be composed of the following Los Molinos High School personnel: 1. The principal and/or Superintendent of the Los Molinos High School. 2. Two teachers from Los Molinos High School. 3. Two members of the Los Molinos Unified School District Board of Trustees. 4. The counselor of Los Molinos High School. 5. Should a member of the scholarship committee be related to an applicant for the scholarship, that committee member shall be excused from deliberations for that year. Another member of the administration, faculty or member of the District Board of Trustees is to be selected to take that individual's place on the scholarship committee. 6. Decisions rendered by the committee shall be final. 7. The scholarship committee may adopt additional rules and regulations or modify existing rules and regulations providing that the basic intent of the fund, i.e. to assist worthy students in acquiring a certificate or degree in a trade or vocational field, not be modified. VI. SCHOLARSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. The scholarship shall be awarded annually and may be renewed for a period not to exceed five years providing that the recipient remains in good standing at his or her school, college or university and meets all other scholarship conditions. 2. The amount of the scholarship for each recipient will be determined annually and will be dependent upon the number of qualified applicants, the amount of funding available and demonstrated need of applicants. 3. The award may be used only to defray expenses incident to the student’s attendance at a college, university, community college, technical or trade school. 4. The recipient must maintain at least a 12 unit per semester load or be certified as a full time student in a program leading to a degree or certificate. The recipient must maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken. Recipients must send official transcripts of record or verification of enrollment to Los Molinos High School to verify that all requirements for continuation of the scholarship as outlined in this document are met. It is the responsibility of the recipient to secure this verification and submit it to the committee in a timely fashion, otherwise payment of the scholarship funds will be withheld. The scholarship is valid only while the recipient remains in good standing at the school of attendance. 5. The recipient will be paid on a semi-annual basis (October and February approximately) upon presentation of verification data. Recipients who interrupt schooling in mid-term or who do not meet qualifications as specified in this document will be required to repay any funds received and agree to this stipulation as attested by the signature below. 6. Should injury or illness cause a student to withdraw from school, the award may be held for the recipient not to exceed one year. Should the recipient be drafted or choose to enroll into military service, the scholarship will be continued upon re-entry into any school, college, or university as provided above if the recipient enrolls within one year after discharge from the military service. Should the recipient take part in a church mission, AmeriCorps, or similar service-type activity, the scholarship will be continued upon re-entry into any school, college, or university as provided above if the recipient enrolls within one year after the completion of their mission or service commitment. The recipient is required to notify the scholarship committee in writing prior to the start of their military service or service commitment and must provide documentation verifying their military service or service commitment when such service is complete. 7. The scholarship must be used in the semester or quarter immediately following its award and the recipient must attend continuously without interruption except as described above. 8. Worthy applicants who are previous graduates of the Los Molinos High School and who in all other respects meet the requirements outlined in this document will be given consideration for scholarship funding. 9. All scholarship applicants will be required to furnish accurate financial statements to the committee annually. 10. Recipients who fail to meet terms for renewal may write a letter to the scholarship committee explaining any special circumstances and requiring “probation”. Probation MAY be granted to a student’s upon review of circumstances by the committee. When a student is in danger of failing or is advised by a counselor to drop a class, they are to contact the District Superintendent of the Los Molinos Unified School District. The committee realizes that sometimes circumstances arise that are beyond a student’s control. Each situation will be looked at individually. SUNSHINE ELIZABETH PARKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AGREEMENT 1. The applicant named below has received a copy of the Sunshine Elizabeth Parke Memorial Scholarship Rules, has read these rules and understands all the obligations and responsibilities imposed on recipients. 2. The applicant understands that it is her/his responsibility to submit an application form for the scholarship annually by April 15th so the scholarship committee knows of her/his plans. Failure to submit the application will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. Note: If April 15th falls on a day when the school is closed, the application is due the first day the school is open after April 15th. 3. The applicant agrees that, should he/she interrupt schooling mid-term, it will be his/her obligation to repay a prorated share of the funds received and specifically agrees to do so. Further, the applicant agrees to furnish Los Molinos High School with a grade report, transcript of credit or verification of enrollment for each term attended during scholarship term, and provides a class schedule for the ensuing term. 4. The applicant understands that, if he/she fails to use the scholarship in the semester or quarter following receipt or interrupts his/her schooling for other that medical or military service reasons, he/she will forfeit the scholarship Name of Applicant Signature of Applicant Signature of Parent/Guardian of Applicant Date LOS MOLINOS HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FINANCIAL STATUS FORM Name: Date: Mailing Address: Phone: City: Zip: College or Vocational School Planning to Attend: Date Course will Begin: Date Course will End: Educational Goal (give name of course of study): At completion of course I will receive a Certificate, Diploma or a Degree (type of degree): Have you ever been, or do you expect to be the beneficiary of a scholarship or other award(s)? YES NO If yes, give name(s) and amount(s): NAME: AMOUNT: Have you applied for or are you receiving financial aid for the upcoming school year? YES NO Will you work while attending school? YES NO If yes, give estimated number of hours: Budget for full academic year of: How many months? Tuition and Fees (full academic year not monthly): Books and Supplies: Room and Board: I plan to live: In dorm Off Campus At Home Travel Expenses: Basic Living Expenses: TOTAL COST: I have read the scholarship rules and understand the commitments and obligations I must take upon myself. Signed_____________________________________________ Date___________________ (An applicant may submit letters of recommendation to supply information about his/her character, ability, and financial needs or unusual circumstances. Such letters are optional, but must be attached to this form) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO THE BACK OF THIS SHEET.