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Poseidon Aquatic Club

Scholarship Program Guidelines

 

The Poseidon Aquatic Club will award 1 to 2 scholarships in the amount of [1]$500 each during the 2015-2016 academic year.  This effort is a meaningful expression of the Club’s confidence in, and respect for, education and training.

 

The Poseidon Aquatic Club Scholarship will assist with the post-high school educational expenses of high school seniors on the Poseidon Aquatic Club in good standing with the Club and USA Swim Association. The scholarships will recognize two high school seniors who exemplify the qualities of integrity, commitment to others, community involvement and has demonstrated true dedication while participating on the swim club.

 

The Club’s goal is to provide assistance to worthy students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Poseidon Aquatic Club’s Executive Board. Poseidon board members consider this scholarship program to be an investment in the athlete’s future and the Club.

 

The sum of $1,000 has been allocated from the 2016 budget to carry on the program for the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarship will be awarded locally to a current swimmer that has been a member of the Poseidon Aquatic Club for the last two consecutive years.

 

The one-time scholarship fund of *$500 is intended to assist a high school club swimmer with the cost of tuition, fees and books only. No funds can be used for housing or any other incurred expenses. 

 

The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the school on behalf of the recipient with the instructions that 1/2 is to be credited to the fall semester and 1/2 to the spring semester. However, books must be purchased from the learning institution’s campus bookstore and directly billed through the institution’s financial office.

 

Funds cannot be used for summer courses and must be used during the regular 2015-2016 school year. The recipient is responsible for having the schools notify the Poseidon Aquatic Club Treasurer with written verification of full-time enrollment before any scholarship funds will be paid. The Poseidon Aquatic Club Treasurer must be contacted by the school, in writing, before October 31, 2016. If this deadline is not met, the scholarship will be forfeited. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

There shall be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are the following:

1) Applicants must be current Poseidon Aquatic Club swimmer in good standing with the club.

2) Scholarships are to be utilized at an accredited college or technical institutions of higher learning.

3) Students must be enrolled as full-time students.

 

Completed applications shall be submitted to the Poseidon Aquatic Club Board by the May 1, deadline. Applicants must be eligible for admission to the school indicated on the application. The award will only be paid for attendance to certified schools or technical institutions.

 

Applications received on or before May 1, 2016 are to be reviewed by a Scholarship Selection Committee consisting of two Poseidon Aquatic Club Board members and one Regional swim parent.  To protect the integrity of the award selection process, applicant’s relatives are prohibited from participate in the scholarship selection.  The selected board members and designated parent will review, evaluate and select the winner(s) and one alternate to receive the scholarships. The names of the scholarship winners will be announced at the annual Poseidon Aquatic Club banquet in May.

 

All Committee decisions are final and non-appealable.

 

If for any reason, a recipient relinquishes a scholarship, that scholarship will be granted to the alternate selected.

 

***NOTE: All applications need to be submitted to the head swim coach.***

 DO NOT SEND TO THE AQUATICS CENTER!

Poseidon Aquatic Club

PAC Scholarship

 

 

 

Please read the following very carefully. Failure to comply with the application directions could result in disqualification.

 

Purpose:       

The PAC scholarship is to a deserving Poseidon Aquatic Club graduating high school swimmer seeking a higher education in an accredited college or technical school.

 

Amount

The Poseidon Aquatic Club  awards a maximum of two swimming scholarships up to $500 per high school graduating Poseidon swimmer wishing to pursue a higher education during the 2015-2016 academic year. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified college of higher learning institution.  This is a non-renewable scholarship.

 

Criteria:  The criteria for scholarship consideration will be as follows:

 

There shall be no restriction on any applicant by reason of race, age, creed, color, sex or national origin. The only limitations are the following:

 

Applicants must be active swimmer of the Poseidon Aquatic Club and a USA member.

Scholarships are to be utilized at institutions of higher learning.

Swimmer must be enrolled as a full-time college student during the 2015-2016 school year (excluding summer session).

 

Scholarship is open only to following:

      Current high school senior graduating in 2016

      Member of the Poseidon Aquatic Club for the last two consecutive years.

      USA swim team member in good standing

      Participated in at least X short and X long course USA sanctioned swim events with the Poseidon Aquatic Club team.

      Lewis or Thurston County resident

      Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

      Students planning to pursue full-time certified college, trade or vocational school

      Demonstrate evidence of:

         Community Leadership: Applicant will have demonstrated leadership by making significant contributions to his/her community and swim team.

         Academic Leadership: Applicant will have demonstrated strong critical thinking skills, a commitment to learning, and academic achievement.

          Need: Economic need will be considered in all cases.

 

How to Apply

Completed applications and supporting documentation must be postmarked or returned to the Poseidon Aquatic Club head coach by May 1, 2016  (must be postmarked by this date). Applications are available through the Poseidon Aquatic coach or the internet at www.poseidonswimclub.org. 

 

NOTE:  Do not send completed applications to the Aquatics Center!

 

Scholarship process will consist of:  Written application, essay, and additional requested documentation.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Application Process:

1.      Applicant packet must include the following items:

a.      Application form

b.      Essays

c.       References

2.      Award decisions and amounts will be made by the Scholarship Selection Committee. The Scholarship Selection Committee is comprised of members including, Poseidon Board members.

3.      In the event of a tied score, applicants will participate in an in-person interview.

 

Selection Criteria:

Selection critieria are detailed below.  The critieria are listed in the order of importance to the overall evaluation.

  • Application
  • Essay (pay attention to the grammer and punctuation)
  • Swim Club involvement
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Special Achievements, Student Activities
  • Community Involement
  • Years with Club

 

Distribution of Monies

The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the school on behalf of the recipient. The total scholarship award will be divided as follows: 1/2 credited to the fall semester and 1/2 credited to the spring semester. Funds cannot be used for summer courses and must be used during the 2015-2016 academic year.

 

Scholarship funds will be awarded to the student upon evidence of registration in an accredited post-secondary institution or flight school.  The recipient must instruct the school he/she is attending to notify the Poseidon Aquatic Club with written notification of full-time enrollment status before any scholarships will be paid. The Poseidon Aquatic Club must be contacted by the school in writing on official school letterhead before October 31, 2016 .

 

Deadlines

Application Deadline: The deadline for all application submissions to the Poseidon Aquatic Club is May 1, 2016 . Applications postmarked  or received after this date will not be considered.

 

School Verification Deadline: The Poseidon Aquatic Club must be contacted by the school with written enrollment verification before October 31, 2016 , or scholarship checks will not be issued until such notice has been received.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Poseidon Aquatic Club scholarship funds are intended to assist students with the cost of tuition, books and fees. No funds can be used for housing or any other incurred expenses. Funds must be used during the regular school year and cannot be used for summer courses. Books must be purchased from a learning institution campus bookstore and directly billed through that institution’s financial office. If tuition is paid in full by any other scholarship, grant or other financial aid the Poseidon Aquatic Club scholarship cannot be used to reduce the other funding.

 

Questions:  If you have any questions about the application, please contact your coach or Board Member.

 

Poseidon Swim Club

 Scholarship

 

 

1.      DEADLINE for scholarship applications is Saturday, May 2, 2016  (no exceptions).

2.      Refer to criteria below for eligibility requirements.

3.      Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.) Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

4.      If any question does not apply to you in this application please put N/A in the space.

5.      Type or print legibly. You may download a copy of the application online at www.poseidonswimclub.org.   Illegible applications will not be read or considered.

6.      You will be notified by mail or e-mail in May regarding the status of your application and formally announced at the annual May banquet.

7.      If you have any questions about the application, please email us at (Need e-mail address)

 

NOTE: Scholarship funds will be awarded to the student upon evidence of registration in an accredited post-secondary institution or flight school.

 

 

                                             

 

 

 

Poseidon Aquatic Club

PAC Scholarship

 

8.       Please type or print your answers. If application is illegible it will be returned to you.  If any question does not apply to you in this application please put N/A in the space.

 

1.

Last Name:       

First Name:      

 

2.

Mailing Address:

            Street:       

            City:                                 State:                                 Zip:     

 

3.

Daytime Telephone Number: (     )     -     

 

4.

Email address:      

 

5.

Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy):      

 

6.

Current High School:       

Number of Years Attended:       

 

7.

I will be attending the following college/school in the Fall of 2016 :       

(Proof of acceptance or current student enrollment from the above school is required prior to receipt of funds.)

 

Intended Major:          

 

8.

I will be entering the above college/school as a: (check one)

Freshman               Transfer             

 

9.

Grade Point Average (GPA):     

Attach proof of GPA.  Your most recent school transcript is required)

 

10.

Name & address of parent(s) or legal guardian(s): Use reverse side of application if you need more space.

Name (s):       

Address:  Street:       

                  City:                                        State:                                 Zip:     

Telephone Number: (     )     -     

 

11.

Name and city of other high schools attended:     

Number of Years Attended:       

 

12.

List the name of any college you have attended.

Year Began

Year Ended

Year Graduated (If Applicable)

Type of Degree Received (If Applicable)

 

A.      

     

     

     

     

 

B.      

     

     

     

     

 

C.      

     

     

     

     

 

13.

List and briefly describe any work or volunteer experience:

 

Employer

Position

Dates of Employment

 

A.

     

     

     

 

B.

     

     

     

 

Last Name:                                                           First Name:       

 

13

Number of years on the Swim Club:      

 

14.

What specialty/major do you plan to major in as you continue your education?

     

 

15.

List expenses you expect to incur per semester or quarter: (Approximate figures acceptable):

 

A.  Tuition:               Amount: $     

B.  Books:                  Amount: $     

C.  Room & Board:  Amount: $     

D.  Other Expenses:            Amount: $       Describe below under comments:

Comments:     

 

16.

 

Personal Essay: What are your short and long term educational and career goals and objectives? (Use an additional sheet if you need more room)

     

 

17.

List your academic honors, awards and membership activities while in high school or college. (Use an additional sheet if you need more room)

     

 

 

 

 

18

List PAC activities you have participated in during high school.  (Use an additional sheet if you need more room)

Date of Involvement:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

List your community service activities, hobbies, outside interests, and extracurricular activities:  (Use an additional sheet if you need more room)

Date of Involvement:

 

A.

     

     

 

B.

     

     

 

C.

     

     

 

D.

     

     

 

Last Name:                                                           First Name:       

19.

 

Outline significant swim results or accomplishments over the last 18 months.

Date

A.       

     

B.       

     

C.       

     

D.       

     

E.       

     

20.

On a separate sheet, provide a list of USA sanctioned events you have participated in over the last 12 months.  (include dates)

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A. The following items must be attached to this application in order for the application to qualify to be reviewed by the scholarship committee.

B. Your application will be returned to you if these items are not attached to this application. (No exceptions.)

C. Circle “YES” or “NO” to be sure you have attached each item as required.

A.

Yes    No

Proof of college acceptance or current student enrollment. A letter of college acceptance or technical program acceptance is required for receipt of funds.

B.

Yes    No

Most recent high school or college transcript, or letter of attendance.

C.

Yes    No

Personal Essay. Describe your academic and career goals and explain why you are interested in pursuing that career.

D.

Yes    No

Two letters of recommendation:

  Letters may be from a school principal, vice principal, guidance counselor, or community member (not a parent or family member).

 

 

 

                             

 

 

 

Short Essays: (Please include your name at the top of your essay)

  1. Why did you choose the school you will be attending?

 

  1. How do you feel that the school will prepare you for success, both in your intended major and in general?

 

  1. How will you be financing your college education and how will a scholarship impact your plans?

 

  1. How has swimming helped to prepare you for your adult life?

 

  1. Is there any other information that we should know about you? This is your opportunity to include information that is not contained in other areas of the application. Please be specific. 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF ACCURACY

 

I hereby affirm that all the above stated information provided by me is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also consent that my picture may be taken and used for any purpose deemed necessary to promote the Foundation’s scholarship program.

 

I hereby understand that if chosen as a scholarship winner, according to the scholarship policy, I must provide evidence of enrollment/registration at the post-secondary institution of my choice before scholarship funds can be awarded.

 

 

Signature of scholarship applicant:                                                                      Date:      

 

 

 

REMEMBER

The deadline for this application to be received by is May 1, 2016.   No exceptions!

 

[1] The grantor reserves the right to award a lesser or higher amount.