C. L. Ratliff Scholarship

This application will need to be completed and the attachments uploaded all at the same time.  You will not be able to save your work and log back in to make corrections. Please, make sure you have all of the following before you begin the application.  The application process will take between 15 to 30 minutes.
 
To complete the C.L. Ratliff Scholarship, please ensure you have the following done and uploaded by midnight, April 15, 2021:
 
1. Completed 300 - 500 typed (12 font/Times New Roman/double-spaced) word Legacy Bio Essay describing the student's life, achievements and contributions to society through retirement.   Please review and follow the instructions below:
   
Legacy Bio Instructions: The completion of the Legacy Bio will require reflection, imagination, and thought on who you are, who and what you want to be and how you want to impact the world around you (your legacy).  The Legacy Bio should take the reader through your early life (High School/College), your professional life/career, accomplishments and what you did to help positively impact the world and people around you.  
 
Bishop C.L.Ratliff short Legacy Bio Example (yours will need to be 300-500 word/Five (5) Paragraphs):

Bishop C.L. Ratliff invested her entire life to the work of the ministry. Determined to see others free from spiritual and natural bondages, she tirelessly gave of herself and her finances. Once she accepted Christ in 1949, Bishop C. L. Ratliff became a spiritual trailblazer who paved the way for others, ready and willing to assist those who desired help from God. From having prayer and Bible Study in her home with neighborhood children to putting herself in harm’s way for the security of others, she relentlessly sought their deliverance. In addition, Bishop C. L. Ratliff believed that along with a spiritual foundation, education was vital for a person to attain success in life. So that many could attend college, she personally paid their tuition and then made sure that they had transportation to and from school. Bishop Clithiel Ratliff dedicated her life to loving and helping people; and because of this, her legacy will always be remembered.
 
Note: Prior to submission, please ensure that you have a qualified person proofread your Legacy Bio submission to ensure there are no grammatical errors and that the submission fits the above stated criteria.
 
2. A professional quality photo that will be used for publication.  This can be a Senior Head or school photo.
Note: If you do not have a professional quality photo, you can go to Walgreens or CVS's photo department and have one taken for a minimal fee.
 
3. Three (3) to five (5) professional references that can speak to your work ethic on the job or in school.  This cannot include family or personal friends.  Make sure that you have email addresses on hand for your references when you submit the application.  An email will be sent to your references as soon as you submit your application.  Your references will have until midnight, April 15, 2021, to complete and submit their portion.
 
4. A copy of your official college acceptance letter.
 
 
We appreciate your time and wish you the best as you compete for the scholarship award!



If you have questions or problems filling out the online application, please email clratliffscholarship@hotmail.com.  A member of the scholarship board will review your email and contact you within 24hrs.  Please be sure to leave a contact number if you would like for us to respond by phone.