Saint Rafka Church Scholarship Application
Saint Rafka Church Scholarship Program

The St. Rafka Church Scholarship was established in 2018 with contributions from members of the church community to support post-secondary educational opportunities for current members. The scholarship may be awarded to deserving graduating high school seniors or college students who are current, attending members of St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church in Livonia, MI.

The scholarship provides an award in the amount of $1,000 each to graduating high school students enrolled in college, university, or vocational school. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room, board, and other college/vocational school expenses. The scholarship may only be awarded one time for each student.

CRITERIA:
To receive consideration, applicants must:
• be current, regularly attending members of St. Rafka Church (for at least three years)
• demonstrate active participation in church activities (minimum 4 activities per year)
• exhibit service to others in the community (15 hours in the community per year, 10 hours at St. Rafka per year)
• express a commitment to learning by being enrolled in an accredited program leading to a vocational certificate, 2-year, or 4-year degree
• have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on most recent grade transcript

APPLICATION PROCESS:
The online application is available on St. Rafka Church website
The following items must be submitted:
• online application completed in full
• grade transcript through the first semester of 12th grade

The application and all supplemental materials must be received by March 1st of the current school year in order to receive consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

SELECTION PROCESS:
The Scholarship Committee (comprised of a representative from the MYO Leadership, Finance Council, and Parish Council) in collaboration with the Pastor or Administrator will select recipients. The committee reserves the right to rescind an award should a recipient’s circumstances change, such as failure to graduate from high school or failure to enroll at an accredited institution. The Scholarship Committee reserves the right to withhold the award in the event that no applicants are deemed to meet the qualifications.

PAYMENT PROCESS:
Once recipient(s) have been selected, checks will be issued to the student recipient, and will be mailed to the recipient’s home address for the student to deliver to the college’s financial aid office. Check processing requires approximately two weeks.

MANAGEMENT OF FUND:
The St. Rafka Church Scholarship is administered through the St. Rafka Church Scholarship Account. As the fund grows, the number and dollar amount of scholarships may be increased. Contributions from the public may be made to the fund at any time. Gifts should be clearly designated for the St. Rafka Church Scholarship and mailed directly to the church.

Applicant's Name *
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Home Address *
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Father's Name *
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Mother's Name *
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Number of Years as a Parishioner *
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Cumulative Grade Point Average *
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Do you attend at least 90% of Sunday and Holy Day Liturgies at St. Rafka Church? *
25 Service Hours are required per year (15 hours in the greater community and 10 hours at St. Rafka Church) List Service Activities and Number of Hours during each of the last three years. 2019 Hours: *
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25 Service Hours are required per year (15 hours in the greater community and 10 hours at St. Rafka Church) List Service Activities and Number of Hours during each of the last three years. 2018 Hours: *
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25 Service Hours are required per year (15 hours in the greater community and 10 hours at St. Rafka Church) List Service Activities and Number of Hours during each of the last three years. 2017 Hours: *
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Have you attended at least 4 St. Rafka Activities per year during the last three years? (Banquet, festival, MYO events, etc.) *
Have you emailed your cumulative transcript to St.RafkaChurch@gmail.com? *
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