Harvard Model Congress Europe 2020 Financial Aid Application
Year after year, Harvard Model Congress Europe (HMCE) continues to expand its Financial Aid Program to help students of diverse backgrounds attend the conference. We hope that students that attend HMCE will get together and learn surrounded by all sorts of people, with all sorts of experiences, beliefs and talents. Financial Aid has an important place in our conference to ensure that we can our Model Congress a diverse atmosphere that fosters learning, improves scholarship, and encourages mutual respect and understanding.

We are pleased to be continuing with our Financial Aid Program in 2021 to support exemplary delegates who demonstrate a financial need to attend the conference. While we will attempt to accommodate as many students each year as our program allows, students applying to the Financial Aid Program should only do so if they have no other means of attending the conference.

This year, financial aid recipients may receive a waived Delegate Fee, covered hotel accommodations, a travel stipend, and/or per diem.

Financial aid applications will be evaluated primarily on the basis of financial need. In addition, we will consider the following criteria:
- A dedicated interest in the mission of HMCE
- Demonstrated academic scholarship
- Demonstrated leadership potential
- Potential to make a contribution in the committee room
- Potential for individual and collective growth

The application consists of the following components: personal information, essay questions, video, financial supplement, and Faculty Advisor recommendation (available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVexGTErB0II22KpqLisjsGVcXbt4iqwJkMJrarNmyOQuz_A/viewform ).

We recommend that you write your responses initially using another word processing tool on your computer before entering them into the text boxes below, as your information will not be saved if you click off this page without first submitting your application!

In order to be considered, students must submit this form and have their Faculty Advisor submit their recommendation separately.

Financial Aid decisions will be due in three batches, consistent with the registration period of your school. Students should expect to hear back with Financial Aid decisions within two weeks of the corresponding submission deadline. The deadlines for financial aid applications are at 11:59:59PM ET (Boston Time) on the following dates:

Early Registration: October 18, 2019
General Registration I: November 29, 2019
General Registration II: December 20, 2019
First Name *
Last Name *
School Name *
Graduation Year *
Email Address *
Please list your most significant extra-curricular activities. Indicate grade level and positions held. *
A list is permissible for this question. (E.g. Key Club; Grade 9,10,11,12; Secretary and President).
List any honors or awards received. Indicate which grade and type of award (athletic, academic, other). *
E.g. Academic Excellence in Math, Grade 9
Please describe your motivations for attending HMCE 2020. *
250 words max.
What interesting experiences or perspectives would you bring to HMCE 2020? *
250 words max.
In a 2-5 minute video, please describe the most pressing issue in your community, your country, or across the world. Please feel free to be expressive and engaging while presenting your response! *
Videos should be uploaded to YouTube, and you should paste the link into the box below. If you have any questions or concerns about creating a video, please feel free to reach out to business@hmceurope.org.
Please make sure to have your Faculty advisor submit their recommendation! *
The faculty supplement can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdVexGTErB0II22KpqLisjsGVcXbt4iqwJkMJrarNmyOQuz_A/viewform . Please be sure to have your Faculty Advisor submit the supplement and the letter by the application due date. Depending on the registration period your school has selected, this may be October 18, 2019 (Early Registration), November 29, 2019 (General Registration I), or December 20, 2019 (General Registration II).
Financial Supplement
Please provide the following information so we can get a better idea of how a receiving financial aid may help you attend HMCE.
What is the annual fee for your school? *
Please enter "0" if your school does not have an annual fee / tuition.
Have you been awarded a scholarship/financial aid for your school? [If applicable] *
If yes, on what basis [e.g. need, merit]?
Please explain why the financial costs of attending HMCE 2020 are prohibitive or difficult. *
Feel free to discuss any financial circumstances that affect your attendance. The Executive Board shall take all factors into account.
Please note any other circumstances you would wish to share regarding the information noted above. *
Thank you for your application to the HMCE Financial Aid Program. The Executive Board looks forward to reading your application!
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