2020 NOSC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION - Current High School Senior

Napoli Operational Support Club (NOSC) scholarships are made possible through NOSC sponsored activities and charitable donations as defined in the NOSC By-Laws.  The Scholarship Committee reviews submissions, determines applicant eligibility and applies rubrics to the application package.  The rubric criteria includes a combination of GPA, advanced courses, extracurricular activities, work and volunteer experience, leadership, awards and personal essay.  Financial need is NOT factored into award consideration.

The Scholarship Committee is an independent panel of judges comprised of volunteer military spouses of the Naples community.  Judges are screened for potential conflict of interest and their dependents are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.  Student identity is maintained anonymous throughout the judging and award determination process.  The only member of the NOSC Governing Board involved in the independent judging process is the Scholarship Chair.  Submission of an application does not guarantee receipt of a scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible for the scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicant must be a senior graduating from the Naples Middle High School or a graduating homeschool student who resides in Naples, Italy, area during the year of application.
  2. Dependents of active duty US military, DoD civilians and US government sponsored contractors with a current US ID card who are serving on one of the US and/or NATO Naples area bases are eligible to apply.  
  3. Applicant must be applying to an accredited trade/technical school, college or university as a student in order to graduate with an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS) degree or industry certification.
  4. Previous NOSC scholarship recipients may not reapply.
  5. If applicant is awarded a NOSC scholarship, the applicant agrees to have their name, college, and photo published for the benefit of NOSC.
  6. Applicants will not be eligible if they accept an appointment to any service academy, affiliated preparatory school or any full scholarship to an accredited US post-secondary institution.  This includes the GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon program if the tuition and/or fees are paid in full.  Using the Post-911 GI Bill or attending a Yellow Ribbon school may fall under the “full ride” status.


A full scholarship is defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, fees and/or qualified expenses.  The awards cannot be deferred for future use: the awards must be used for educational expenses incurred during the 2020-2021 academic year.  UNUSED FUNDS MUST BE RETURNED TO NOSC.

AWARDS:

  1.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the dependant’s scholastic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, work, volunteer experience and a written essay.  Financial need is not considered.
  2. The NOSC Treasurer will make the payment directly to the accredited institution that the scholarship recipient will be attending.  Awards will only be paid after receipt of commitment verification, student ID number, school registrar mailing address and email address for the college or university or vocational institution.
  3. Awards will be paid in a single installment.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. The entries on this application form must be complete, accurate, and legible.   They must be typewritten or printed in black ink.  Incomplete applications will be disqualified and not reconsidered during the same calendar year.
  2. Fill in all the information requested.  If the answer is “none” or not applicable” please make that statement.  Sections left blank will be considered incomplete.
  3. Review the form for completeness and all answers for correctness.  Use only this year’s current form Scholarship A 2020.  Provide only the information requested.
  4. Sign the application form and ensure that the sponsor also signs it.  If your sponsor is unable to sign the application, please state why sponsor is unable to sign and who is signing on your sponsor’s behalf.
  5. As used in this application form, the term “sponsor” refers to the family member through whose military service eligibility is claimed.  Ensure that the information entered about the applicant or applicant’s sponsor accurately describes his/her military affiliation, status, etc.

Please retain this page and a copy of your application for your records.   All completed applications (with required attachments) must be submitted to the Naples Middle High School Counseling Office by 1500 on Friday, 27 March 2020.  Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applicants will be notified no later than 13 May 2020 regarding their package and whether or not they are a 2020 scholarship recipient.  


APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Please block out all Social Security Numbers to protect your privacy.


Part 1:  APPLICANT INFORMATION

Applicant’s name:  _____________________________________________________________

Address:  ____________________________________________________________________

City:  _______________________________  State:  _______________          Zip Code:  ________        

Email address:  _______________________________________________________________

Home phone number:  __________________________________________________________

Cell phone number:  ___________________________________________________________

Part 2:  SPONSOR INFORMATION (Parent/legal guardian through whose sponsorship qualification is claimed.)

Name of sponsor:  _____________________________________________________________

Sponsor’s Command:  __________________________________________________________

Work phone number:  __________________________________________________________

Relationship of sponsor to applicant:  ______________________________________________

Highest Education of Parents:         ___ High School        ___ Some College/ 2-year University

                                        ___ 4-year University/ Postgraduate

PART 3:  ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Name of current high school:  ____________________________________________________

Dates of attendance:  From:  ______________________  To:  __________________________

Total number of high schools attended during grades 9-12:  _____________________________

Name of previous high schools attended: ___________________________________________

Dates of attendance: From: _______________________ To: ___________________________

Cumulative Grade Point Average (Including fall semester):  _____________________________

# semesters of advanced courses (Honors/AP/IB) include senior year: ____________________


Part 4:  Extracurricular Activities/ Work Experience/ Community Service

On a separate sheet of paper, please list the following (Do not include your name)

Activities - describe your extracurricular activities (sports, music, performing arts, clubs, student government) and your involvement in those, amount of time and years.

Leadership/ Awards - list your leadership experience and awards received

Work Experience/ Internship - specify the nature of work, employer, dates employed, total hours per month.

Community/ Volunteer Services - specify nature of experience, total hours contributed.

Part 5:  EDUCATIONAL PLANS

Names of accredited institutions to which you have applied and the acceptance status.

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

Part 6:  ESSAY

In regards to your personal insight, please address the following prompt:

Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge.

Have you had a difficult experience in your life? Challenges or barriers to your schoolwork? How did you overcome or strive to get through it? What did you learn going through this experience?

Please do not include your name on your essay.

Attach 600-800 words typed, 12-point Times New Roman font, double spaced with one inch margins to this application.


Napoli Operational Support Club

2020 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PRIVACY STATEMENT

The purpose of the information is to apply for educational financial assistance.  Information provided will be used to assess scholastic achievement.  Completion of the form is mandatory.  Failure to provide required information will result in disqualification from participation in the scholarship program.  All completed applications (with required attachments) must be submitted to the Naples Middle High School Counseling Office by 1500 on Friday, 27 March 2020.  Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Statement of Understanding

I understand that my signature below indicates the information given in the application is true to the best of my knowledge.  I further understand that the information is exclusively for the use of the Napoli Operational Support Club and the NOSC Scholarship Committee, and will not be shared with other individuals or agencies without my consent.

I agree that if I am awarded a scholarship, Napoli Operational Support Club has permission to publish my name, my sponsor’s name, hometown, college of attendance and photo.

APPLICANT’S NAME

____________________________________________________________________________

(Please print)

APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE                                                DATE

____________________________________________________________________________

SPONSOR’S SIGNATURE                                                DATE

____________________________________________________________________________

(If sponsor is unable to sign, another parent/guardian may sign.  Please provide explanation.)

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