Mathews Friends for Excellence Scholarship
Deadline: April 17, 2017

The Mathews Elementary School Friends of Excellence Scholarship has been established to recognize former students who have excelled in their academic endeavors, supported their family and/or community through various service projects, and/or participated in extra-curricular activities, and proven that they posses the drive to further their education.

The scholarship will be awarded based on a combination of academic performance, participation in extra-curricular, family and/or community activities, completeness of essay, and letters of recommendation. A subcommittee of the Mathews Friends for Excellence will evaluate the applicants and select a recipient.

The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:

__ Applicant attends and will graduate from an Austin ISD high school.

__ Applicant attended Mathews Elementary for at least one year.

__ Applicant has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the time of the application.

__ Applicant has demonstrated involvement in one or more of the following:
__ extra-curricular activities
__ support of family, community service based organizations
__ church activities

__ Applicant intends to continue his/her studies beyond high school, including but not limited to:
__ university, community, or junior college
__ vocational school

__ Applicant submits a completed application package by the scholarship deadline. (Incomplete packages will not
be considered.)

In order to be considered as a candidate, please complete the application form and submit all required documents, postmarked or electronically time-stamped, no later than March 31, 2017 to:

Mathews Elementary School, Attention Friends for Excellence Scholarship
906 West Lynn
Austin, Texas 78703

Scholarships recipients will be honored at a 6th Grade Assembly in May. The recipients will be asked to say a few words to the students and read their essays. The essays for all applicants become the property of Mathews Elementary and may be used for future publications.

Candidate Information
Name: *
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Current school name *
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Current school address and phone number *
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What grades did you attend Mathews? *
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What are your plans following graduation? *
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Please list and describe academic honors/awards received, involvement in extra-­‐curricular activities and/or service to community, family, or church. *
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Signature of applicant and date *
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Signature of parent and date *
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