Jameson Matthew Gargano Memorial Scholarship

Jameson Matthew Gargano Memorial Scholarship

Jameson Matthew Gargano Memorial Scholarship

Jameson Matthew Gargano Memorial Scholarship

Application Instructions

Before preparing this application, please review the criteria outlined on this page.

The application and all supporting material must be submitted or postmarked by March 4, 2019.

The application must be typed. NO staples. Please do not put the completed application packet in any type of binder or folder. Use paper clips ONLY. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Purpose: Charles and Nancy Gargano created a fund in loving memory of their son Jameson Matthew Gargano. Caring family and friends raised dollars for this fund through several community activities as an outpouring of love from our community for a boy who was diagnosed with cancer. In 1996, 14-year-old Jay Gargano lost his battle but before he died, this brave young man told his family, “Don’t forget the children.” The Jameson Matthew Gargano Memorial Youth Fund, an endowment fund, was established on April 4, 1997. The first scholarships were awarded in 1999 to two seniors in Jay’s graduating class, a fitting tribute to Jay. A scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating Lakeshore senior in Jay’s honor.

Criteria: This is a non-renewable $1,000 scholarships for graduating Lakeshore High School seniors. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and be involved in at least one volunteer/community activity. This scholarship may be used at any U.S. vocational technical/institute school or college/university (2-4 years) of choice for tuition, books, fees, and other costs related to attending EXCEPT room and board.

To complete your application, provide information in the following order:

  • Signed Application
  • Two letters of recommendation: one from a community member and one from a personal reference. Please do not include any family members.
  • A typed one-page essay answering the following questions: What are your career goals and how would a scholarship help you accomplish those goals?
  • Your highest scoring SAT transcript
  • A copy of your FAFSA Determination Letter

School counselors will be notified by the Foundation in May regarding the scholarship recipient(s). In mid-May, scholarship recipients will receive invitations to the Foundation’s scholarship awards event in June.

Information on how to access the scholarship will be sent to recipient by the end of June. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college/university on the student’s behalf by mid-August.

Return your completed application and all support materials to:

Berrien Community Foundation, Scholarships

2900 S State St, Suite 2 E

Saint Joseph, MI 49085

Application Information

Name:

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Address:

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City:

State:

Zip:

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Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

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Email:

Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy):

Are you a U.S. citizen? (proof of citizenship or authorization to be in the U.S. will be required, if a scholarship is awarded):

  • Yes
  • No

If not a U.S. citizen, what type of visa do you hold?

Family Information

Name of Parents/Guardian:

Phone Number:

High School Information

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High School: Lakeshore

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Main Office Phone:

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GPA:

SAT score:

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School Counselor:

Email:

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Graduation Date:

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Scholarship Celebration Availability (Failure to attend could result in loss of scholarship.)

Are you available to attend the Scholarship Awards Presentation on June 27, 2019 at 5pm?

  • Yes
  • No

College/University/Technical School Information

List the U.S. Schools to which you have applied for admission in order of preference:

  1. School Name
  2. Were you accepted?
  3. School Name
  4. Were you accepted?
  5. School Name
  6. Were you accepted?

School, Church, and Community Leadership Activities

Using the space below, please list your community activities, in which you have participated, in the order of importance to you. You may attach an additional page if necessary.

Organization / # of Years / Position / Awards & Recognition

Work History

Using only the space below, please list your paid work experience. Begin with your most recent.

Employer / Brief Job Description / Dates of Employment / Hours per Week

Financial Information

Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as shown on your FAFSA Determination: $

Is there anything else you would like us to know about your financial situation?

Signatures

This page cannot be submitted electronically. You must submit a hard copy.

Certification:

I acknowledge that the information provided in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I fully understand that if I am awarded a scholarship, it is for the purpose of post-high school education. In the event that I do not enter a post-high school program, terminate the program prior to use of the award, or receive other financial assistance (Pell grants, scholarships, tuition grants, etc.) that cover in its entirety, any tuition, room and board, or class material costs, I will relinquish my claim to the award in order that another student could receive the aid. I also acknowledge that distribution of all scholarships is contingent upon the funds being available.

This scholarship, like all scholarships awarded through the Berrien Community Foundation, is made at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. The Berrien Community Foundation Board of Trustees reserves the right to rescind any or all of this scholarship due to unanticipated circumstances.

Signature of Applicant: ______Date: ___/___/___

Permission to Release Information:

We accept the terms of this scholarship program and permission is granted to the Berrien Community Foundation to seek verification of any information provided in this application from any source, for review by the officers and trustees of the Foundation or any other person authorized by the Foundation. We hereby release from liability any person submitting information to the Foundation for use in the selection of scholarship recipients.

Signature of Applicant: ______Date: ___/___/___

Signature of Parent or Guardian: ______Date: ___/___/___

Media Permission:

I allow the Foundation to use any pictures taken at the Awards Night in Foundation publications.

Signature of Applicant: ______Date: ___/___/___

Signature of Parent or Guardian: ______Date: ___/___/___

Contact Information

Susan Matheny

269-983-3304 ext. 2

Berrien Community Foundation

Scholarships

2900 South State Street

Suite 2 E

Saint Joseph, MI 49085

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Essay PageFull Name:

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In 2 pages or less, 12-point font, double spaced, answer the following question: What are your career goals and how would a scholarship help you accomplish those goals?

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