DISCOVER A CARD TRIBUTE AWARD
If you begin your application online and find
you need to stop, you will be able to return to complete
the process or make changes if necessary. Information
for each section is only saved once you select the ‘continue'
key within that section.
You will be requested to provide the following information
--First and Last Name
--Permanent mailing address
--Permanent E-mail address
--Ethnic/racial description (optional)
--Household Adjusted Gross Income (optional)
--High School Name
--High School City
--High School State
--High School Principal
--A summary of your education plans and career goals
--A Criteria Statement addressing the following three
Describe how you have organized, motivated,
guided or directed others and give specific examples
of your most significant leadership activities in your
community or school.
Use examples that show continuing leadership,
not just brief, single experiences.
Identify the most significant personal
difficulties, challenges or disadvantages you have faced.
Describe in detail how you overcame the
obstacle(s), including how you made the most of the
opportunities, resources and support available to you
from your community, school or family to help you in
Your obstacle(s) may be economic, emotional,
social, physical or geographic.
Describe two of the most significant unpaid
volunteer activities you have participated in by the
date of your application. Community service projects
may end after the program deadline as long as you started
the community service prior to the program deadline.
Describe your specific duties/responsibilities
in each activity as well as your specific accomplishments
or the results you achieved.
Keep in mind that the judges are interested
in your most significant activities that illustrate
your ongoing commitment to community service. Therefore,
brief or one-time only experiences should carefully
be considered before deciding to include them.
If you discuss two community service activities,
please use one paragraph for each activity and indicate
the name or title of each
community service activity in bold print or by underlining
If you choose to describe two different
activities that you performed for the same organization,
each activity will count as one of your community service
Attending meetings of organizations does
not qualify as community service, nor do activities
completed for your family or relatives (babysitting
for siblings, for example).
Once all information has been entered:
Ensure all your information is correct;
make any changes if necessary.
Print the Cover Page for your records.
What if I need to make changes
to my application?
--To make changes to information entered online, prior
to the January 31 deadline, return to https://www.scholarshipadministrators.net/
and click Login Option 2.
--Enter your access key ( DISC ), Application
Identification Number (AIN) and name to re-enter the
--Click on each tab until you reach the section that
needs to be corrected or updated; make changes as necessary
and print a new Cover Page for your records.
Approximately one month after the deadline, semi-finalists
will be selected. These students will be contacted via
email (or US mail if no email address was provided)
and required to submit a community service verification
form, a letter of recommendation, and their high school
transcript. Award winners will be determined during
the following weeks. All applicants will be notified
approximately two and a half months after the deadline.
Selection as a semi-finalist does not mean you
are an award winner.
More information regarding this scholarship
program is available by contacting Scholarship Program
Administrators, Inc. at one of the following: