Rev. Dr. Alfred Dewayne Hill Scholarship 2018-2019 Academic School Year
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ESPN Academy Mission: The mission of the EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PREPARATION NURTURE ACADEMY is to equip the children in our community with the knowledge, skills, resources, and support they need to build their minds and character so that they can achieve their maximum potential both in school and in life. We will empower children to perform to their highest potential by teaching them to read with comprehension, write clearly, compute accurately, think critically and behave responsibly. The program will strive to instill a lasting sense of scholarship, self-worth, community awareness, and pride that will follow children into adulthood. Background: Dr. Alfred DeWayne Hill served for 26 years as the Senior Pastor of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. He also served for over 15 Years as Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Lemoyne- Owen College. Dr. Hill received his Bachelor of Science degree from American Baptist Seminary, his Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. His published works include The Usher’s Manual, Living In HELL: The Dilemma of African American Survival, HOPE & HEALING - Words from the Clergy of a Southern City, and the Effectiveness of Preaching Through Dialogical Communication. Dr. Hill was a caring shepherd, a spirit-filled preacher, a powerful teacher, a wise counselor, a discerning scholar, a trusted friend, a loving husband to Doris Thomas Hill, and devoted father to Alfred DeWayne Hill, II. We thank him for passionately preaching the GOOD NEWS and for showing us that those who can, do…those who care, do more. Purpose: The ESPN Academy awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. Criteria: The students eligible for assistance must be graduating high school seniors who reside in Memphis, TN and intend to continue their education at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Consideration will be given to academic achievement, financial need and the student’s community service record. Students should submit a scholarship application on the form provided by the ESPN Academy. Requirements: Applicants must have a 2.5 unweighted grade-point average and/or 20 ACT score, 3 letters of recommendation, and a resume detailing community service activities. Applicants must also submit a transcript from an accredited high school or home-school. Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in a one-time payment in August. Amount: A $500.00 scholarship will be awarded. Deadline: The application deadline is July 1st. The deadline is the date after which applications will no longer be accepted. The ESPN Academy uses the postmarked date to determine mailed entries. Award recipient will be recognized at the ESPN Academy’s Annual Scholarship Dinner held in August.
PERSONAL INFORMATION
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EDUCATION
Name all secondary and/or technical schools you have attended in the last five years. List the school you are presently attending first. *
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What colleges have you applied to for admission? Please indicate acceptance status. *
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What course of study (degree program) would you like to pursue? What future business or educational career will you likely pursue after finishing college? *
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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT:
List academic awards, achievements and dates. *
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List participation in community service and extra-curricular activities. *
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List Work Experience *
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GPA: Enter your unweighted GPA (i.e 3.5) *
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ESSAY
In 500 words or less respond to the following prompt:
Please describe in your own words: a. The character traits you possess that have helped you to overcome personal adversity b. Your degree of commitment to pursue a college education c. How you anticipate making a contribution to society? *
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Resume and Letters of Recommendation
Resumes and 3 Letters of Recommendation should be emailed to espnacademy@aol.com or mailed to ESPN Academy P.O. Box 3324 Memphis, TN 38173
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A scanned copy of an official high school transcript should be emailed to espnacademy@aol.com or mailed to ESPN Academy P.O. Box 3324 Memphis, TN 38173
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