2018 Scholarship Application
The Chagrin Falls Alumni Association, Chagrin Falls Boosters Club, EnvisionEight, Chagrin Falls Historical Society, Chagrin Valley Jaycees, Chagrin Falls Education Association, CFHS Music Department Marva Sickinger Scholarship, & Kruse Family Foundation have created a common scholarship application. This introduction describes for you the various scholarships that are available.

You can apply to all organizations. Please note that the organizations do NOT communicate with one another on their selections. Therefore, you can earn scholarships from more than one organization.

All seniors are encouraged to apply. The applications will be done blindly. Completed applications and resumes will be forwarded on, but will NOT include your name. The scholarship committees will be able to give all applicants a fair opportunity to be selected for an interview.

Applications are due no later than Friday, February 2nd.

Once your application is turned in the organizations will screen the applications and select candidates for an interview. The CFAA and Boosters will hold their interviews Saturday, March 10th. The other organizations will interview applicants on a date to be determined. Due to the number of applicants, the applications will be screened beforehand and the organizations will notify you if you have been selected for an interview. The evaluation process considers the student’s entire high school career and requires the completion of the application and an interview. The Chagrin Valley Jaycees and Chagrin Falls Education Association will make their selection based on the application and will not require an interview. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Spring Honors Ceremony. Booster & alumni winners will also be recognized during the Blossom Time Parade by riding on the Boosters /Alumni Float.


Additional information on each scholarship

CHAGRIN FALLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION offers at least (3) $1,000 scholarships.
Only one scholarship must be given to a son/daughter of a CFHS alumnus.
Criteria – 2.5 GPA or better. Extracurricular activities, Public Service, & work experience.
ENVISIONEIGHT Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship will offer at least (1) $800 scholarship.
Criteria: No minimum GPA. Focus on any combination of the following: leadership roles/teamwork, community service, academic interests, and work experience.

CHAGRIN FALLS BOOSTER CLUB offer a minimum of 3 scholarships totaling $6,000.

Each scholarship has different criteria, as follows:

1. The Traditional Booster Scholarship: This scholarship is for an all-around excellent student who has participated in an extra-curricular and/or service activity. Student must have played one season of a H.S. sport/band/cheerleading.

2. The “Motivated to Succeed” Scholarship: This scholarship is an option for the student who can show consistent participation and a strong desire to succeed and/or excel in a non-athletic
school activity, or in a sport that is not offered at CFHS.

3. The Booster Promotion Scholarship: This scholarship is an option for the student who has either been BOLSTERED or PROMOTED by the school or community, or for the student who has BOLSTERED or PROMOTED the school or community in a significant way.

CHAGRIN FALLS MUSIC DEPARTMENT Marva Sickinger Scholarship will offer (1) scholarship of an amount to be determined.

CHAGRIN FALLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY will offer (3) $1500 Scholarships.
Students will apply for one of the three scholarships:
1. Atkinson Scholarship--will be awarded to a high achieving student who demonstrates an interest in entrepreneurship.

2. Police Car Scholarship--Will be awarded to a student who is in a vocational program.

3. Scrap Zalba Scholarship--Will be awarded to a student with high academic achievement and strong community service credentials--preferably someone with a strong history background.

The Historical Society reserves the right to adjust the criteria based on the applicant pool. Students who have volunteered for the Historical Society, or whose families have been involved will receive special consideration.
Students will be required to respond to 2 of 3 prompts with essays of not more than 500 words. The prompts will be added to the form soon.

The KRUSE FAMILY FOUNDATION will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a student-athlete. Selection will be based on character, leadership, extra-curricular activities, need and overall response to essays/interviews.

The CHAGRIN FALLS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION Scholarship fund was established by Chagrin Falls teachers to provide financial assistance to selected graduates who plan to pursue a career in education. CFEA will award at least one $1000 scholarship. As part of this application, you will be required to ask to 2 Chagrin Falls School District teachers for recommendations. The teachers may be from any grade level or subject area. Please ask the teachers in person, well in advance of the deadline for the application submission on Feb. 2nd. Prior to meeting each the teacher, please print a hard copy of the instructions for the teacher recommender so that you can provide them to the teacher. There is a link to the instructions on the scholarship instructions page. Teachers will not have access to this link, so you MUST print the instructions.

The CHAGRIN VALLEY JAYCEES will be awarding a scholarship to a student that demonstrates community leadership and academic achievement.

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