Saint Matthew Foundation 2019-2020 Students Scholarship Application

Application Instructions

Personal and Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Saint Matthew Scholarship that will be awarded for the 2019-2020  academic year. These scholarships are intended to support students who will be attending a community college, vocational education, or pursuing a four year college education in the Fall of 2019, and who has attended Saint Matthew Lutheran church and is continuing their faith journey. 

The Application Deadline is April 28th, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. 

Criteria and relative weighting for Scholarship Consideration:

 
   Criteria

   Weighting

Service at Saint Matthew1

   40%

Academic2

  30%

Service to the community3

   20%

Other (including why the candidate is interested in scholarship)

   10%

 1Regular participation in Saint Matthew, local ministry, and in ministry related programs such as non-profit, outreach etc. 

 2Academic accomplishments and grade point average

 3Serving the community, serving at school or as a leader in some other capacity in the community

Please complete the following application along with naming two references as described on the application.  The application is to be submitted online while the references will be contacted by phone or via email to scholarships@saintmatthew.org 

Scholarship recipients will be notified prior to the presentation during Worship June 9th, 2019.  A check will be sent directly to the institution designated on your Scholarship Application Form, and the funds will be distributed in accordance with that institution’s policies.

We look forward to receiving your Scholarship Application.

Tell us about your community involvement

At Saint Matthew: Tell us how you have been part of the Saint Matthew Community.
At school:  Tell us about your recent campus activities.
In the Community:  Tell us how you have participated in the community beyond Saint Matthew and beyond where you go to school.

Tell us about your faith journey

Tell us about your faith journey and your spiritual growth. - 500 word maximum

Some ideas you might want to consider:

  • A specific experience that was influenced your faith.
  • An experience where you felt spiritually challenged, or grew spiritually, and how you dealt with it at that time.
  • Participation in a program or service that broadened your understanding of the work of Christ in the world.
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Tell us about you - your story

We may decide to publish information about our Scholarship recipients. Please write a short story about yourself, one that you would be willing to see published, including the following content - 500 word maximum

  • Start with the name by which you are best known (vs. your formal name).
  • Describe yourself at this point in your life: the attributes that you possess, the hobbies that you enjoy, and your interests outside of school and church.
  • Why are you interestd in this scholarship; for example: highlight the course of study that you plan to pursue or your chosen major; summarize your dream career.

Note: Scholarship recipients will be asked to provide a current portrait-type photo.

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References and Endorsements

Along with this application, please submit two References or Letters of Recommendation, one from each of the following categories:   

  • A member of the staff or adult mentor/leader with whom you have served at Saint Matthew or in your current church home.
  • A teacher, counselor, employer or family friend (not your parent or other family member)

Letters of Recommendation (300 word maximum per letter) should be emailed to scholarships@saintmatthew.org no later than April 28th, 2019.

If you prefer, provide the first and last names plus phone number and email addresses for two references and the Scholarship Committee will contact these individuals to endorse your application. Please ask permission from your references and notify them that they may be contacted if they are willing to provide contact information for you.

Remember, you must submit your online application and recommendations by April 28th, 2019.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this application.  The applicants receiving the  Saint Matthew Foundation will be notified mid May.
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