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2017-18 FRANCE-MERRICK SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The Shriver Center coordinates this undergraduate scholarship program, funded by the France-Merrick Foundation. Celebrating 20 years, this scholarship is available for students who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to service, leadership, and civic engagement on the UMBC campus and in Baltimore City. The France-Merrick Scholarship Program seeks to combine service and reflection, build relationships, and strengthen networks to affect meaningful change.

Before you complete this application, please consider the eligibility criteria for 2017-18:

- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be an Undergraduate Student as of the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester (the upcoming award year). Applicants’ graduation date should be no sooner than May 2018. Incoming freshmen and transfer undergraduate students are welcomed to apply.
- Have demonstrated experience in service to the Baltimore community. During the 2017-18 year, France-Merrick Fellows and Scholars will continue to connect with Baltimore City and the greater Baltimore region.
- Submit an unofficial transcript.

First Name:
Last Name:
Age:
How do you identify your gender?
Based on the expectations of the foundation, being a U.S. Citizen is a requirement for this scholarship.
Are you a U.S. Citizen? If you are not, please stop here.
Required
Email Address:
Mailing Address:
Please list the best phone number to reach you:
Race/Ethnicity
(Please Check)
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What is your current class standing at UMBC?
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Major:
Minor:
(if applicable)
Current GPA:
Please list your community outreach and engagement experiences below.
COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
List an organization you have volunteered for.
Address of Organization:
Position:
(Include Dates:Started/Ended)
Briefly describe your activities with this organization:
COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
List an organization you have volunteered for.
Address of Organization:
Position:
(Include Dates:Started/Ended)
Briefly describe your activities with this organization:
COMMUNITY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
List an organization you have volunteered for.
Position:
(Include Dates:Started/Ended)
Briefly describe your activities with this organization:
List additional service activities below.
Extended expectations for the 2017-18 France-Merrick cohort.
France-Merrick recipients will serve as representatives of UMBC/The Shriver Center. Fellows/Scholars will be involved in at least one activity per semester. Please select the options below in which you feel your skills and abilities best match the need.
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Describe your plans to be involved in service in 2017-18. This could come in the form of a student organization, the 096 Community Service & Learning Practicum, course with a service-learning component, etc.
The following section involves completing two essays that will help the Selection Committee have a better understanding of your motivation and passions. You are strongly encouraged to articulate your ideas through complete sentences. It may be helpful for some to create this on a separate word document and then copy and paste answers into this survey.
How did you develop such a passion for service? What motivates you to engage in social change efforts?
Describe challenges that Baltimore currently faces. What do you propose as possible solutions to overcome these challenges? How do you know that these strategies work?
Don't forget to submit your unofficial transcript AFTER you submit your application! By clicking on the link below, a new tab will open that will allow you to separately submit this document (likely in PDF format).
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